All posts filed under “Paintings

Panicky Hall 2019

Panicky Hall 2019 – 150 x 200cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I’ll put you down Porterage down To the dark gross chapel He stepped streets around now Sales-person, mobile

Wings 2019

Wings 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas The stuffing loss made me hit a time lock I ended up in the eighteen sixties I’ve been there for one hundred andtwenty five years

Industrial Estate 2019

Industrial Estate 2019 – 200 x 200cm, acrylic and pencil on canvas Well you started here to earn your pay Clean necks and ears on your first day Well we tap on the bars as you walk in the gate And we’d build a canteen but […]

The Fall (Hamburg 1984 3) 2019

The Fall (Hamburg 1984, III) 2019 – 65 x 70cm, acrylic on canvas You can clutch at my toes You won’t drive me insane You know nothing about it It’s not your domain Don’t confuse yourself with someone who has something to say  

The Fall 2018 Perverted by Language The wonderful and frightening world of the fall

The Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 – 24 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas. Private collection, London This series of portraits refer to archival images of mostly British indie bands from the 80s and 90s that I discovered from listening to John Peel late at night. The Fall were […]

The Fall 2 2018

Pleasure-licious 2018

Pleasure-licious 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Doctor Faustus Horseshoes splackin’ Swallows hay cart, cart horse Of the peasants blocking his path

Mark E Smith 2 2018

Tempo House 2018

Tempo House 2018 – 18 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas A serious man In need of a definitive job He had drunk too much Mandrake anthrax Pro-rae, pro-rae Oloron

Mark 2018

Mr. Mark Smith 2018

Mr. Mark Smith 2018 – 30 x 30cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I phoned you up from Dallas But your heart was still in marble And your head Was reckoning

Mark 4 2018

Bury Pts 1 + 3 2018

Bury Pts 1 + 3 2018 – 24 x 20cm, acrylic on canvas I’m Wolverine I’m from Bury A French Prince, I said This song means something Every song means something

Mark 3 2018

Smile 2018

Smile 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Tight faded male arse Decadence and Anarchy He said, he smiled Something to dance to A certain style Smile!

Terry Waite Sez 2019

Terry Waite Sez 2019 – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Terry Waite Sez Give us a ring, He gave us a ring, he did Mister Big Sounded sour and frustrated With the pressure of his own life

Mark 7 2019

Link Wray 2019

Link Wray 2019 – 24 x 35cm, acrylic on canvas I used to have this thing about Link Wray I used to play him every Saturday God bless Saturday God bless Saturday  

Bremen Nacht 2019

Bremen Nacht 2019

The Fall (Bremen Nacht) 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas Ich leave real quick das Bremen Nacht Ich rausum mach aus bremen nacht Ich rausum mach das bremen nacht Ich raus Mach Schnell aus das bremen nacht Ich-aus Schnell mach sas bremen nacht […]

I'm tapped 2019

I’m tapped 2019

I’m tapped 2019 – 200x160cm, acrylic on canvas How dare you assume I wanna parlez-vous with you! Gretchen Franklin, nosey matron thing

How I wrote elastic man 2019

How I wrote elastic man 2019

How I Wrote Elastic Man 2019 – 185 x 145cm, acrylic on canvas I’m eternally grateful To my past influences But they will not free me I am not diseased All the people ask me How I wrote “Plastic Man”

The Fall Slates iii 2019

Slates 2019

Slates 2019 – The Fall (Slates) 2019 – 200 x 140cm, acrylic on canvas And I feel like Alan Minter I just ate eight sheets of blotting paper And I chucked out the Alka Seltzer

MES My New House 2019

My New House 2019

My New House 2019 – 200 x 140cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I bought it off the Baptists I get their bills And I get miffed At the damn polyester fills The interior is a prison unconscious Interior is a prison unconscious

I am Damo Suzuki 2019

Damo Marko 2019

Damo Marko 2019 – 120 x 120cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Stands in Cologne Marktplatz Drums come in When the drums come in fast Drums to shock, into brass evil

mark e.smith portrait painting black and white I feel voxish

MES (Voxish) 2019

MES (Voxish) 2019 – 200 x 200cm, oil and acrylic on canvas A pillbox crisp, that French git The spikes he left in the bathroom And I never heard from him again  

The Fall Stephen Song 2019

Stephen Song 2019

Stephen Song 2019 – 50 x 40cm, acrylic on canvas I always have to state to myself It has nothing to do with me He has nothing He is not me

The Fall Doctor Faustus 2019

Dktr Faustus 2019

Dktr Faustus 2019 – 140 x 200cm, acrylic on canvas Spits out hay cart, cart horse, hay and box, Outside the gates of the town of Anholt

The Fall Elves 2019

Elves 2019

Elves 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas When will the good Scotch return In all its scarred splendor When will the price of Scotch come down?

The Fall Boo Hoo 2019

Lay of the Land 2019

Lay of the Land 2019 – 200 x 175cm, acrylic on canvas The last Briton on the street He said the radio fuzz Is dead and beat No longer reflects our daft fate We’ll leave this city Hit a quick coach, pick the town in Surrey There’s no-one […]

The Shend 2018

The Shend 2018

The Shend 2018 – 25 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas The Very Things were a Dadaist post punk band from Redditch, Worcestershire, England, formed in 1983 and active until 1988.

Shop Assistants

Laura MacPhail 2018 – 24 x 18cm, acrylic on canvas Laura MacPhail was the drummer for the Scottish indie pop band The Shop Assistants. Formed in 1984 The Shop Assistants recorded several singles and one album titled ‘Will Anything Happen’..

Butthole Surfers 2 2018

Sweatloaf 2018

Sweatloaf 2018 – 18 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Daddy? Yes, son? Wh-wh-wh-wh-what does regret mean? Well son, the funny thing about regret is that It’s better to regret something you have done, than to regret something that you haven’t done And by […]

Suede 2018

Animal Nitrate 2018

Animal Nitrate 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Like his dad you know that he’s had Animal nitrate in mind Oh in your council home he jumped on your bones Now you’re taking it time after time

Trash 2018

Trash 2018 – 24 x 30cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Brett Anderson (born 1967) is an English singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Suede. Anderson is known for his distinctive wide-ranging voice and during Suede’s early days, an androgynous appearance. […]

The Undertones 2018

Teenage Kicks 2018

Teenage Kicks 2018 – 18x24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas The Undertones are a punk rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1974. The DJ John Peel once famously played their single ‘Teenage kicks’ twice in a row on his radio show.

Buzzcocks 2018

Buzzcocks 2018

Buzzcocks, 2018 – 40 x 50cm, oil and acrylic on canvas You spurn my natural emotions You make me feel I’m dirt And I’m hurt And if I start a commotion I run the risk of losing you And that’s worse Ever fallen in love […]

Keith Levene 2018

Keith 2018

Keith 2018 – 24 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Keith Levene is an English musician who was a founding member of The Clash, The Flowers of Romance and Public Image Ltd (PiL) I sent you flowers You wanted chocolates instead

Terry 1 2018

Terry 2018

Terry 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Don’t offer us legal protection They use the law to commit crime I dread to think what the future’ll bring When we’re living in real gangster times

Terry 2 2018

Terry 2 2018

Terry 2 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas. Private collection, Mr and Mrs Robert and Claire Beasley, Aberdare, United Kingdom Terence Edward Hall (1959) is an English musician and the lead singer of The Specials, and formerly of Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, […]

Shop Assistants 2018

Shop Assistants 2018

Shop Assistants 2018 – 20 x 25cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Shop Assistants were an indie pop band from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1984, initially as Buba & The Shop Assistants. After achieving success with independent releases they signed to Chrysalis Records sublabel Blue […]

The Slits 2018

The Slits 2018

The Slits 2018 – 40 x 40cm, acrylic on canvas The Slits were a British post-punk band formed in London in 1976 by members of the groups The Flowers of Romance and The Castrators. The group’s early line-up consisted of Ari Up (Ariane Forster) and […]

Belinda 2018

Bilinda 2018

Bilinda 2018 – 37 x 30cm, oil and acrylic on canvas My Bloody Valentine are a rock band formed in Dublin in 1983. Since 1987, its lineup has consisted of founding members Kevin Shields (vocals, guitar, sampler) and Colm O’ Ciosoig (drums, sampler), with Bilinda […]

Frank 2018

Black Francis 2018

Black Francis 2018 – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Charles Thompson IV (1965) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the frontmanof the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis. This […]

The Cramps

Cramps 2018 – 25 x 35cm, oil and acrylic on canvas The Cramps were an American punk/psychobilly rock band formed in 1976 by Erick Lee Purkhiser aka Lux Interior (1946 – 2009) and Kristy Marlana Wallace aka Posion Ivy. Lux Interior was the lead singer. […]

Nick 2 2018

Nick 2 2018

Nick 2 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Nick Cave (1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the front man of the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Along crags and sunless […]

Kevin 2018

Kevin 2018

Kevin 2018 – 23 x 23cm, acrylic on canvas Kevin Patrick Shields (born 21 May 1963) is an Irish musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and producer, best known as the vocalist and guitarist of the band My Bloody Valentine. My Bloody Valentine would become extremely influential on […]

Poison Ivy 2018

Poison Ivy 2018

Poison Ivy 2018 – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Poison Ivy (1953) is a guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer, and occasional vocalist who co-founded the American rockabilly band The Cramps.

Thom 2018

Thom 2018

Thom 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Transport, motorways and tramlines Starting and then stopping Taking off and landing The emptiest of feelings Disappointed people, clinging on to bottles When it comes it’s so, so, disappointing

Bernard 2018

Bernard 2018

Bernard 2018 – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Bernard Sumner (1956) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order, and is widely credited with the latter band’s move towards electronica and […]

Peter 2018

Peter 2018

Peter 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas, signed by Peter Hook on the reverse side of the painting. Peter Hook is an English musician who is best known as the bassist and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order.

Ian 2018

Ian 2018

Ian 2018 – 30 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas To the centre of the city where all roads meet waiting for you

Big Black 2018

Precious Thing 2018

Precious Thing 2018 – 24 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Big Black were an American punk rock band from Evanston, Illinois. They were founded by singer and guitarist Steve Albini and were active between 1981 and 1987. I would like to wrap your hair around […]

Iggy 2018

I wanna be your dog 2018

I wanna be your dog 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas James Newell Osterberg Jr. aka Iggy Pop (1947) is considered by many to be the “Godfather of Punk”. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges, who reunited in 2003, […]

Jason 2018

Jason 2018

Jason 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Jason Williamson is the vocalist and songwriter of the band Sleaford Mods. The smell of piss is so strong It smells like decent bacon

Sleaford Mods 2018

Sleaford Mods 2018

Sleaford Mods – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Sleaford Mods are an English electronic punk music duo formed in 2007 in Nottingham. The band features vocalist Jason Williamson and, since 2012, musician Andrew Fearn. So Mr. Williamson, what have you done to find gainful […]

The smiths 2 2018

The Smiths

The Smiths 2018 – 40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce.

Sonic Boom 2019

Sonic Boom 2019

Sonic Boom 2019 – 24 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Peter Kember (1965) is an English musician and record producer. He was a founding member, bassist, vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Spacemen 3, lasting from 1982 until the band’s dissolution in 1991. He […]

Jim and Bobby 2018

Jim and Bobby 2018

Jim and Bobby 2018 – 46 x 35cm, oil and acrylic on canvas This series of paintings refer to archival images of mostly British indie bands from the 80s and 90s that I discovered from listening to John Peel late at night. The Jesus and […]

Jim 2019 David Powell

Taste the floor 2019

Taste the floor 2019 – 24 x 20cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Just like a voice is pain Just like the taste is pain I wish that I could fly You have to learn to fly

Jim 2 David Powell

Cut Dead 2019

Cut Dead 2019 – 24 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid.

Julian 2018

World Shut Your Mouth 2018

World Shut Your Mouth 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Julian David Cope (1957) is an English musician who originally came to prominence in 1978 as the singer and songwriter in Liverpool post-punk band the Teardrop Explodes, from 1983 he has continued working […]

David Powell Uncle Leigh 2019 painting

Uncle Leigh 2019

Uncle Leigh 2019 – 24 x 18cm, acrylic on canvas Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 1 January 1995) was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, and fashion designer. Bowery was known for his flamboyant and outlandish costumes and makeup as well as his (sometimes […]

Jake 2018

Jake 2018

Jake 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas John Jake Burns (born 1958, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a singer and guitarist, and is best known as the front man of the punk rock band Stiff Little Fingers.

Gorkys Zygotic Mynci 2018

Gorkys Zygotic Mynci 2018

Gorkys Zygotic Mynci 2018 – 20 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Zygotic Mynci were a psychedelic folk rock band formed in Carmarthen, Wales in 1991, they were active until 2006. I saw Gorkys playing live many times and it was always a real […]

June 2018

June 2018

June 2018 – 24 x 18cm, acrylic on canvas June Miles-Kingston is a singer and drummer. She was a founding member of the post-punk group The Mo-dettes.

The Velvet Underground 2018

The Velvet Underground 2018

The Velvet Underground 2018 – 24 x 20cm, oil and acrylic on canvas The Velvet Underground were an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe […]