Hamish Blakely – Late bloomer

“I am a late bloomer and it’s taken a while to find my own voice. When I was very young, I taught myself a great deal, slavishly trying to copy any picture that appealed. This was a good way to absorb some idea of technique but a means to an end. Things have moved on thankfully and while I count Caravaggio, Degas, and Velázquez amongst many influences, I have no interest in emulating another Artist. Once you have found your stamp, there’s no going back and this is something I can not take for granted. Each bare canvas brings enough self doubt and nerves to keep me on my toes every time. I splodge the paint on and hope that I win the battle as sometimes the brushes and paint have their own peculiar ideas about how things should look.”

Hamish Blakely

See more about this brilliant artist and his incredible art in the new edition of Musetouch visual arts magazine…

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