Phil Ironside


I am fascinated by the constant interactions we make with our external and internal landscapes. How we are affected by our environment and how we affect it. The changes we perceive consciously are a fraction of the information we act on. Everything we see, hear, smell, touch and perceive affects us. The way that our expression reflects us and what we learn from what is reflected back at us as artists and what others perceive and learn from it, are both equally valid. To express, in whichever form that takes is a fundamental tool in our development and the development of our world and planet.

I produce a painting every day. They are snapshots in time. I empty my mind of preconceived ideas and just paint, one mark followed by the next. Often the results are more pictorial than if I had painted the scene in front of me. What pictures are, and what others see in them is wide and varied. The process is something that anyone can do. Just do it.

For the Open Studios weekend I will be producing A Painting A Day as normal, in addition I will be painting for visitors to the studio and explaining the techniques and processes as I go. The atmosphere is vastly changed when there are others in the studio. Just being there affects the outcome of the painting. I will also be encouraging visitors to have a go. It is great fun. All that’s needed is the first mark on a piece paper.

If you would like to visit outside the opening hours stated, please call me on 01684 561495 to arrange a time. Social distancing and the current Covid-19 will be adhered to.

See more of this artist’s work on their Worcestershire Artists page.

Venue: 46


136a Worcester Road

WR14 1SS

Telephone: 01684 561495