Arthur Mactaggart

Darkness and Light

An ex-prisoner from Cornwall with a passion for portrait and figure painting, and a commitment to promoting the therapeutic effects of creativity.

Comments

18/08/2017

r k

Hi, saw your piece "On The Act" at Bristol Museum". It immediately stood out amongst all the other pieces in the display. It is a very powerful image. I really enjoy your impasto style, handling of the restricted palette and how you captured the atmosphere and emotion of the moment. You have a talent that cannot be taught. I hope to see more of your work.

15/08/2017

Bernadette Behan

I keep looking at your work so just thought I'd say thanks, the mix of pain, delicacy, light & dark are moving and add much needed creative exploration and exposure to mental health issues. Hope your work continues to nourish you and enlighten others.

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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