Showing scenes from happier times, "The Gig" documents the musical performances and parties of alternative, bohemian characters from North London. The brilliant colours of UV pigments work as well in natural light as in UV light, and are perfect for the replication of stage lighting.
This subject-matter and colours were quite a departure for me as I had not really considered painting in this way before. I was most interested in the way in which the coloured stage lighting abstracted and defined the figures and gave focus to the action, as well as documenting what were several very enjoyable and memorable evenings!
As a test of my skills, I also decided to do my own version of "Three Musicians" - albeit the result is nothing like Picasso!
A selection of these rather cool paintings is now available to buy on Etsy, at https://crimariart.etsy.com/ .