Lucy Burscough

Posts Tagged ‘portraiture’

Painting Taken Into Hospital

In Arts for Health, Gallery/Museum Projects, Paintings on 29/01/2013 at 16:56

My portrait of Peter Mount CBE, the Chairman of Central Manchester Universities Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been installed in Manchester Royal Infirmary for the world to see! It is a painting that shows Peter standing among the pillars at the entrance to the Children’s Hospital, surveying the new hospital complex that  he has overseen the building of. His glasses contain a reflection of the old hospital buildings. He is a lovely man and was a pleasure to meet and paint.

You can read about Culture Shots, the week long event that saw Manchester’s cultural institutions in residence in the Central Manchester Hospitals, that led to this portrait here.

Chair's Portrait LR[1]

Chair's Portrait in situ LR[1]

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The Artist is IN! Inside the SketchOMatic at The Cornerhouse, Manchester

In Community Arts, Gallery/Museum Projects on 20/10/2012 at 18:51

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It is often the case that artists have to have many strings to their bows in order to make a living and I’m no exception. I often surprise myself with the variety of  projects I find myself working on, but today I took on a role that was decidedly different even for me: I  spent a hour as half artist/half machine as the moving parts of The Cornerhouse’s ‘SketchOMatic’ portraiture booth! What a  brilliant idea and loads of fun.

I sat behind a two-way mirror in a wee cubbie-hole while the customers experience was of a cartoonified passport photo-booth, even down to the presentation of the portraits via a drop-in slot! A hugely inventive and creative attraction which drew in the crowds and had the public queuing up to get their ‘SketchOMatic’  portraits. As in many aspects of life, the joy is in the detail, and with that in mind I have to congratulate The Cornerhouse for the quality of their engineering!

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