SoHo, Manhattan, New York
Original watercolour painting of Soho, Manhattan, New York.
As my favourite city in the world, I visit New York regularly seeking inspiration for his paintings. I prefer to avoid the city landmarks in favour of capturing the vibrancy of the city at all times of the day. This image captures a street scene in Soho, Manhattan, New York.
Size: 16″ x 12″ (40.6cm x 30.5cm)
Most recently, I’ve been working in watercolour, which is my preferred medium. I love the unpredictability of watercolour; every time I apply paint to paper, it is an experiment; the reaction of the paint to the surface and the colours used alongside it is truly remarkable to watch and never fails to amaze. And as the paper continues through the drying process, the picture hopefully develops into something extraordinary.
I tend to paint from images, but I try to stick to my own images, so the places I paint are locations I’ve visited and experienced for myself. New York is my favourite city, and I visit as often as possible when I capture as many pictures as possible to provide inspiration for future watercolours like this Manhattan watercolour painting.
Since 1986, I have owned and run my own business, fatBuzz, a marketing agency based in Glasgow working with clients primarily in the UK. I love what I do, but my real passion is art. I spend as much time as possible painting and drawing, but as a business owner with a family, the time I can devote to it is more limited than I’d like it to be.
Many years ago, I combined my love of golf with my passion for painting to create paintings of many great golf courses. These are mainly oil paintings that I reproduced as prints. The prints from my golf paintings are available here on the website and include images of St Andrews (multiple choices), Turnberry, Old Prestwick, Royal Troon, King’s Course at Gleneagles, Augusta, Western Gailes and La Manga in Spain.
Material: The Langton Acid Free Watercolour Paper – 140lb/300gsm
Material: This painting is supplied flat and unmounted.