Funny Brummie Pictures - The Art of Robert Geoghegan
- Price: £9.95
- Publisher: Brewin Books
- ISBN: 9781858587240
- Availability: In Stock
Here is a selection of paintings by artist Robert Geoghegan about his home city of Birmingham where he has lived for all his life. His work is full of the detail and colour of modern urban life, often combined with a nostalgia for old Birmingham. Some of the works portray ordinary everyday scenes like someone walking dogs, a lollipop man or getting on the bus with an off peak pass, while others show many of the city’s landmarks such as Selfridges, Aston Hall and the Custard Factory but always with a comic twist.
There’s something here for everyone – from depictions of modern-day Goths in Pigeon Park to yesteryear’s children hanging off the back of the old Corporation buses. There’s football pictures about the Blues, Villa and West Brom – both tragic and comic! One about Jasper Carrott and of course King Kong has to make an appearance. Here the Birmingham buses are peopled by bears, Morris dancers, druids, Santa Claus and even the Royal Family. There’s pictures of Birmingham’s public statues: the Iron Man squaring up to a Cyberman, Bullie being harassed and the statue of Victorian reformer Thomas Attwood attracting the attention of the police. The Beatles, characters from Father Ted, Dracula, Daleks and the Peaky Blinders all make an appearance in this enthralling collection.
Robert sells prints of his work at local art markets in Moseley, Kings Heath and the MAC as well as in the city centre before Christmas. His work is also available to purchase online at www.robspaintings.com.
As well as being a practising artist, Robert is an art tutor who has run art sessions in primary schools for many years and also teaches drawing and painting to adults.
|240mm x 170mm