Finding Beauty in the Perfect Line

The Allure of the Perfect Line There’s a captivating beauty in simplicity.  For many, including myself, this allure is encapsulated in the search for the ‘perfect line.’ It’s a journey that isn’t just about drawing or painting, but about understanding the soul of a composition, the emotion behind an image, and the story the artist […]

The Art of Seeing: Exploring Outlines and Edges

What is the Use of Outline in Art? Outlines are fundamental in art, providing a structure and foundation upon which the rest of the artwork rests.  The world of art is vast, and every artist has a signature approach. For me, the allure lies in the beauty of outlines and edges.  They not only define […]

The Power of Minimalism in Art

Time-to-Rise-Brian-Parker-Artist An image of the Venetian island of Murano.

Today I want to talk about an essential part of my artistic journey – the power of minimalism in my work. If you’ve already encountered my paintings, you might have noticed that my pieces have an inherent simplicity.  That’s because I’m a firm believer in the beauty and power of minimalism.  Inspired by my scientific […]

Japanese Art and How It Inspires Me

Every artist, no matter their medium, is influenced by something: music, architecture, contemporaries or long-dead masters. As a visual artist, I’m intrigued, inspired and influenced by what I see, and Japanese art is among the styles that can really get my juices flowing. With roots dating back to 3,000 years BC, Japanese arts cover every […]

Finding beauty in the banal: Making art out of everyday objects

Old-and-Tired-2021-Brian-Parker-Artist This had to be painted because of the insane number of colours crammed into such a small space and because it was a challenge to see if I could paint something so far out of my comfort zone.

A teapot. A staircase. A partly obscured door. They’re all common-or-garden items with little inherent value or meaning. But to me, they’re a pathway to inspiration. I love making art with everyday objects: and I’m not the only one. For centuries, artists and sculptors have turned the banal into works of art ranging from the […]

When Architecture Becomes Art – Buildings That Inspire Me

The-View-from-Tate-Liverpool-2018-Brian-Parker-Artist his is the view from the 5th floor of Tate Liverpool looking out on the iconic Liver Building and a message I take to reference John Lennon, one of my very few hero's.

Inspiration. It’s the start of all creativity, the fuel that drives the art world and everyone in it – including me. But the things and images that prompt us to pick up a brush or a pen or a chisel can vary wildly. I’m an acute observer of what’s going on around me, and my […]

The Importance of Light in My Work and How to Find the Best Light

David Hockney famously quipped: “I’m a very early riser, and I don’t like to miss that beautiful early morning light”. Every artist, no matter their milieu, understands that light is one of their most important collaborators. Even an absence of light will be used to further an idea or create a project. As Hockney suggests, […]