Tuesday, 26 December 2017

AMIENS - commissioned watercolour gone to Canada

I can now reveal the commissioned watercolour gone to Canada.

I was requested for a painting of Amiens, the town where I was born.
It was a delight. The cathedral stand in the back of St Leu not far
from where my father, artist, had his workshop.

​I must thank Sophie Denizot giving me the permission to use her shot done during the Summer.

A big thank you to my customer.


Saturday, 23 December 2017


I had heard of children, teenagers, being targeted on the internet;
Facebook being a prime site as the world meet on there.
Nothing prepared me to find out that artists were getting bullied too.

Not a month goes by without one of my friend artist get abused, violently criticised
and who by? Other artists! or can they really be artists?
I thought the world of Art was about the Joy of sharing our craft, the elating
Joy of discovering each other interpretation of our feelings within a painting.
I too have recently been at the receiving end of an abusing so called artist who
tried to intimidate me.
But I am glad to say, it did not worked!

I have seen artists who were so hurt, feeling so downgraded,
they wanted to leave Facebook.
It is their army of friends and followers who helped them survive this new trend of verbal
onslaught on the internet.

So who are really those morons who abuse others?

People who do not recognise that each artist got a unique style.
We can be hyper realistic, realistic, traditional, impressionist, semi-abstract, abstract
Some of us are not perfectionist and like to experiment, and show on their page what they
have created, only to be abused by those who do not understand.
The same goes for artists who are hyper realistic. They can be the ultimate painters,
but they are crucified too.

Why should these attackers  feel obliged to come on an artist’s page or group to put vitriolic
comments about their style, art, lifestyle etc…????
It is their way to be noticed on Facebook.

On Facebook, they start by inviting the friends of the “targeted artist” to be friend with them. Once they are established, they send the venomous darts to their victims.

These “Art Critics” need to look at themselves!
They are the nastiest of people, cruel human beings, jealousy consuming them.
It helps them to feel superior…. After all my attacker told me he was a “Rembrandt”

They are trying to make a name for themselves or attract a public by destroying another artist!
How can this be right. It is total cynicism.

Shame on them to use the World of Art as a battleground.

Don’t they know, there is more Joy of giving than Receiving?

So, artists, beware, be prepared that one day, someone, will attack you. Be prepared.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Aliya, the little bridesmaid

My latest watercolour with a touch of White gouache on the garment

On Paper Saunders Waterford
Winsor Newton Fine art artist paint


A scammer is going wild on the internet!

It has been reported to me, he is contacting a great number of artists trying to con them.

Of course, he has tried on me.
I received this message:

Greetings! My name is Manjo Jonstew from United Kingdom. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too,You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase one of your artwork available at range of £100 to £1500 and ready for sale as a surprise to my wife on our anniversary. Also, my method of payment is by Bank Cheque as mode of Payment. Thanks and best regards.

When you think he is sending the same message everywhere, I will assume his wife is spending her life on the internet while he is keeping an eye on her.
I would assume too that he is very rich and loving!!!!!
Not on me Manoj Jonstew!

I now know that you come from MANCHESTER with a Public Internet address.
I also got you IP address.... wow! this is a bit worrying for you, isn't?

Anyway, thank you for giving me your email address too... manojs2615@yahoo.com


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