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Could Use A Push

Posted by: Paul A Reeves

Tagged in: traveller , Scottish , scotland , Paul Reeves , oil , depression , Could Use A Push , canvas , artist , art , America

Paul A Reeves

This is one of several paintings I made of the American depression of the 1930's. This was a hugely turbulent time in American history, and this were felt all around the world.

I have painted several pieces showing the character with the backpack travelling around America searching for work, as many had to do in those days. If they were lucky enough to find work, most men could only find jobs as labourers, and many turned to prize fighting.

I don't show the real misery of this period in my paintings, there are literally thousands of photographs that already do that. I wanted instead to show that there was light at the end of the tunnel, and that this was a terrible period that America dragged itself away from.

In this painting, the travelling character still finds the time to help someone that is having car trouble.

Prints of Could Use A Push and other artwork of mine can be seen and purchased here.

www.2canvas.co.uk Paul Reeves Art

And here.

www.pearlprints.co.uk Paul Reeves Art


Saying Hello

Posted by: Paul A Reeves

Tagged in: phoenix centre , Paul Reeves , Paul A Reeves , Painting , oils , GTA , art

Paul A Reeves

Hi.

This will be my first blog here on Total Art Soul.

I have mostly worked as an artist and animator in the video games industry, moving around different games companies and working on titles such as the GTA games, Micro Machines, Bob The Builder. and loads of others. I have always painted as well as doing digital artwork, and I'll mostly be using this profile here on Total Art Soul to show and talk about my paintings, and some of my digital art.

I'm moving into film-making too, so I may chat about some of those projects. I do a lot of my own concept art and storyboarding for my film projects.

This coming Saturday the 27th of November I have a few paintings being exhibited in the Phoenix Centre in Glasgow. A lot of the best artists in the country are exhibiting there, so I'm really quite excited about it. I'll post news about it future blogs.

 


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