Darkness and light

An ex-prisoner from Cornwall with a passion for portrait and figure painting.

I first became interested in art for therapeutic reasons while serving a prison sentence. My paintings are characterised by stark and uncomfortable emotions, exemplified by my use of darkness and light. Now as an ex-offender, I am determined to keep art in my life and always seek new opportunities to develop and showcase my work. I am also interested in supporting arts charities and giving people the second chance that was so important to me.

Comments

09/05/2017

Jacqui Cavalier

A thousand un-needed words.. your pictures speak. Congrats on artist of the month, well deserved. Jacqui.

03/05/2017

Arthur Mactaggart

Andy, thank you for your comment. I'm delighted to be Artist of the Month!

Val, that foundation sounds great! I truly believe creativity helps disadvantaged people in countless ways, and even reduces the risk of prisoners reoffending. You'll be doing great work!

01/05/2017

Val

Great Arthur, I just became a trustee for a foundation in Bristol which should help disadvantaged people and prisoners to write and paint...

01/05/2017

Andy

Great stuff Arthur

Congratulations

Andy

29/04/2017

Arthur Mactaggart

Thanks for your comments Michael - much appreciated. I'm glad you like my paintings. Just about to head over to your page now!

05/04/2017

Michael Banks (Aardvark)

Arthur, as a portrait artist myself, I absolutely love your work. Powerful stuff. I'm also glad that your art helps you too. Keep on doing what you do mate. All the best.

28/10/2016

Arthur Mactaggart

Thank you Pinkie - very kind of you.

I will look up Ken Currie.

11/09/2015

Pinkie

These are fantastic. Penumbra and Air, in particular. They're terrifying, but wonderful. Have you ever seen the paintings of Ken Currie? I think you would like them.

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