Tarry

It's hardly good practice to guide you away, but in the spirit of all things web here are some muses for you.

Some arty things I like, admire, draw inspiration from, or sometimes just find bewilderingly brilliant.

Stuff I feel like sharing. Enjoy!

Zdzisław Beksiński

I discovered Beksiński when working on a gig programme; I got lost for hours, days, in this man's extraordinary art.

Beksiński

J W Waterhouse

To balance Beksiński, the beauty of Waterhouse. Athena'd to death, yes, but hand & brush - I need an Apple Mac!

Waterhouse

Alphonse Mucha

Precision geometry married with fluid, natural, organic lines. Dedication and inspiration in equal measures. Genius.

Mucha

Yamashita

Kumi creates with physical light and shadow. I think it's her total attention to detail that appeals.

Yamashita

Vivian Maier

An unusual woman. Her 1000s of photographs were undiscovered until her death. Art for art's sake.

Vivian

RAR

RAR, and Steel Pulse, helped set my path. I'm forever grateful. Love and good always. Selah . . .

Blasphemy

Christian Richter

Christian is a photographer who has a habit of breaking into old, decaying buildings and capturing their mood.

Christian

LP Covers

Fun to argue over. Here's my favourite (Zappa), though Barnbrook's Black Star (Bowie) is genius.

Article

Kate Bush

Kate ruined my O levels. I was studiously revising until she arrived. I had no chance - my world changed.

Sensual World

Steve Harley

Cockney Rebel just did that No.1 'Make Me Smile' right? Wrong! Do, please, take a longer, deeper look.

Sebastian

David Bowie

David pushed creative boundaries, made mistakes, never settled. In any creative field, that ain't easy.

Sound & Vision

David Byrne

Talking Heads front man Byrne couldn't make his school choir. Let that be a lesson. Coolest geek on the planet?

Stop Making Sense

Tim Buckley

Such an insane range to his voice, tipping into madness at times. I'd swap my design talents for his voice, any day.

Dolphins

Nick Drake

Like Amy Winehouse and so many others, it seems creative genius comes with a curse. But he left us beauty.

Northern Sky

Morrisey

"I dreamt about you last night, and I fell out of bed twice". Ha! The finest lyricist of our time?

Suedehead

Radiohead

I never tire of this. The performance is just so perfect. Paranoid Android live on Jools. From a great height indeed.

Paranoid Android

Portishead

One of the few songs I can play on key boards. Well, part of it anyway! Dreamy, wonderful.

Roads

Cocteau Twins

Mind altering magic. I haven't a scooby doo what Liz is singing about, but it always cheers me up!

Iceblink Luck

Hendrix

Any artist, when they're the very best, is always worth watching. Jim and his guitar - one organism.

Hey Joe

The Cure

Everyone needs a good cure now and then. Bless you Robert Smith, this is how love songs should sound.

Pictures of You

Marx Bros

Way, way, way ahead of their time. Can we start a campaign to bring back Marx Brothers films at Christmas?

Scene

Betty Blue

Flawed, cheesy in places, but still a visual treat with fine moments for dreamers. Avoid the director's cut!

Trailer

12 Angry Men

I've always loved this film, and I'm glad it enjoys 'classic' status. Just in case you haven't seen it . . .

Film

Richard

Last word to my brother, who gave all he had to warm the hearts of others. Your joy is still ours Richard.

xxx

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