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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Friday, 27 September 2013

Between Dog and Wolf #newmodelarmy

New Model Army is a band that has produced consistently intelligent, sensitive and emotively powerful material over the last thirty years. Many of their tracks are of deep importance to me and constitute significant, emphatic moments in the 'soundtrack to my life'. Like the harbingers of the seasons, these songs have the power to shake the shackles of time. It's no surprise, then, that I was very excited when they granted me permission to use the track 'Ocean Rising' in a promotional YouTube video I made earlier this year with my friend Craig Hornby of pancrack.tv . Since then, they've asked me to contribute to a special magazine celebrating the band and accompanying the new album and tour, 'Between Dog and Wolf', and upcoming film.

'Between Dog and Wolf' is, as always, a phenomenal album. The title comes from a French expression which references dusk - a time at which it is difficult to discern friend from foe. Like all great artists, I think, New Model Army have an instinctive understanding of the intrinsic power of balancing the precise and the suggested.



The magazine is available here: http://shop.newmodelarmy.org/out-now-new-model-army-magazine-p-945.html





Interview with Bree Freeman from Be Free Creative

It's been a busy couple of months, so I'm afraid I'm going to have to do a bit of retrospective blogging. The first thing I'd like to share is this interview conducted by Bree Freeman of Be Free Creative. Very friendly, professional people - take a look at their website and perhaps give a 'like' to their Facebook page.

http://t.co/s078ixXYvw

Sunday, 14 July 2013

New Online Shop

I've been rearranging the website a bit. It's actually quite fun when you begin to get the hang of it.

There's a new online shop, to which I'll be adding stock as it's produced.

www.jamesmorganwilliams.com

Feel free to take a look around!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

OCEAN RISING, New Model Army, with seascapes by James Morgan Williams

A huge 'thank you' goes to New Model Army for generously giving me permission to use their song 'Ocean Rising' in the first ever youtube video of my work! Their music has been of deep importance to me for a long time and I am hugely grateful.

Another huge 'thank you' goes to my good friend Craig Hornby of Pancrack TV for editing the video into the small hours of the morning!

Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBpUs3xPyfA

I'd considered a few different tracks, but kept coming back to 'Ocean Rising' as the ideal accompaniment. I'm glad I did; I think the music and images work rather well together. :)

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Into the Rain

 
 
Into the Rain
 
watercolour, 44 x 58cm

Watermarks, Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend, Whitby

My latest exhibition, with fellow artist Andy Broderick, runs until the 2nd June at Turnstone Gallery, Sandsend, Whitby.

http://www.turnstonegallery.net/whitby/sandsend/TASK/ShowExhibitions/north/yorkshire/

It's a selling exhibition featuring many of my seascapes. Pop in if you're in the area!

Monday, 8 April 2013

Wave-weaving


Kittiwakes weave as waves roll in.
 
Wave-weaving
watercolour

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Monday, 1 April 2013

Ocean Trinity

Another painting to be featured in the exhibtion at Turnstone Gallery in Sandsend.


Ocean Trinity
watercolour

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Sea Mist

And here's another one to be included in the exhibition at Sandsend, Whitby.

 
Sea Mist, watercolour

www.turnstonegallery.net

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Whitecaps

Recently I've been working on some paintings for a forthcoming exhibtion. It's a joint exhibition with an aritst friend of mine, Andy Broderick. Here's one of the new paintings and a link to Andy's blog.


Whitecaps
watercolour

Andy's blog:

http://www.andybroderick.blogspot.co.uk/