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Art Prints Have Arrived!

Art prints are now available in my Etsy shop!

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Doodle Tuesday

New, super-quick doodle! Pens/inks on thick paper/card. Untitled. See more of my drawings and paintings on Etsy. Would really appreciate any follows/shares 🙂 All of my drawings, paintings, collages and poems are created using chance methods. I’d love to hear from anyone else who does the same.

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Art on eBay

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I’ve recently added some of my drawings and collages to eBay.

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Look at those Doodles with their Funny Little Stories

Here are some more of my drawings with their strange stories!

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A needle in a haystack can be easy to find if it has a thread. A heart needs to be extracted.

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2015. Locked away fears fuel grief, drowning and cleansing all to enable them to rescue one another.

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A representation of my relationship with Mike (Russell). The two shapes on the left are Mike’s legs, the ones on the right are mine. 2013

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A man is drunk and dreaming on a wagon that drifts eternally on the sea – a bat hangs from the moon. 2014

Buy Micheal Duke’s Bird on a Wire print, from the RA Summer Exhibition 2016.

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Sidney H. Sime

I’ve stumbled upon a wonder!

Sidney H. Sime (sometimes referred to as the Master of the Mysterious) was a gifted English painter, cartoonist and illustrator, often compared to Aubrey Beardsley and Arthur Rackham.

I’ve put together some images for this post, as well as a YouTube video at the end which showcases a Tarot deck featuring Sime’s work.

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Many of Sidney H. Sime’s illustrations were for the beautifully odd stories of Lord Dunsany (Edward J.M.D. Plunkett, 1878-1957). You can read a collection of his shorts, The Last Book of Wonder (1916) for free over on archive.org. Titles include Why the Milkman Shudders when he Perceives the DawnThe Bird of the Difficult EyeThe Long Porter’s TaleThe Loot of LomaThe Secret of the SeaA Story of Land and Sea and The Exiles Club. archive.org also has Dunsany’s The Gods of Pegana, featuring Sime’s illustrations, Time and the Gods and The Sword of Welleran, and other stories, originally published by G. Allen & Sons, it’s 290 pages of wonder.

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“The partnership of illustrator Sidney H. Sime and fantasy writer Lord Dunsany (also poet, dramatist, and grand chess master and pistol champion of Ireland) is without peer in the annals of fantasy illustration. It is almost inconceivable to imagine a Dunsany story – with its exquisite fusion of elements from Greek and Celtic myths (Dunsany was friendly with Yeats and the writers of the Celtic Twilight), Arabian Nights adventure, and the solemn harmonies of the Old Testament – without the drawings of Sidney H. Sime. Sime has been called the “greatest imaginative artist since William Blake,” and aside from their fin-de-siecle elegance, and delicacy of line recalling Persian miniatures, Sime’s drawings manifest that rare faculty of being able to give definitive, and often uncanny, form to the poet’s merest suggestions.” – from ArtRenewal.com

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Sime’s work was largely unrecognised during his lifetime. There have however been recent exhibitions of his drawings and paintings and there is a Sidney Sime Gallery in Worplesdon, Surrey.

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