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McRostie Art the works of creative Martin McRostie

Original paintings limited edition prints and digital downloads by McRostie an English artist based in Barcelona 

McRostie born in Northumberland England was given a camera by his father at the age of seven and has been involved in photography and the arts ever since. Now, most of his time is spent between his two great passions creative image making and painting. He confesses that he does not know, or care were on starts and the other finishes the whole process is one. “I paint things that I can’t photograph & photograph subjects that I can’t paint. But for me, photography is just one tool among many in the box, the most important skill is the ability to see and compose”. With his initial training in analogue stills and film photography, the disciplines of that period hold true today as we all rush through the digital revolution. McRostie’s work is a mixture of bold composition and colour, mixing strong lines with soft form are the trademarks of his studio in Barcelona.” I use art as a means of knowledge. I’m inspired mainly by strong composition, by people & places. It is important to me that my paintings are made using high-quality materials and to the highest standards by this I mean the combination of high levels of performance, creative reflection, planning an impromptu execution. Along with my ongoing painting practice, I continue to study painting as you never stop learning or seeing”.

“I decided it was time to downsize my studio to concentrate more on my personal work, my new studio in my attic has been named the “Sky Shed”. I think I have spent about three weeks converting the space. Having to make every cubic metre of space work, now in my shed on the roof I will be working in mixed media, digital art and sculpture”.

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McRostie Artist
Mixed media

Painting

I find it difficult or even pointless to describe my work in words, as all the work is designed to be consumed by the viewer’s eye. With paint, I can play with ideas with the freedom of a child. With the principal viewer being myself, later some works make it out into the wider world. My personal projects last form a week to in some cases years.

black and white photo

Photography

One of my first crafts to study, photography has been a discipline that I have practised since childhood. I can still see the results of my first film processed in my father’s darkroom. “The tree’s in the snow”, taken on a Kodak box browny. As I watched the image loom into view little was I to know it would become such a major part of my life.

Mixed media

Digital Art

This is where the painter meets the computer and a whole world of binary beauty unfolds. It gives the creative a whole new kitchen of process. Which seems at the time of writing to be endless and immense. I use all three of the above disciplines but digital art is the future in so many creative areas, it’s here to stay so open up your minds and enjoy

Latest Works

 

Abstract painting
Abstract painting
Mixed media

The Box Project

This is one of my favoured works from the Boxes series which I completed in 2020 this was the first image I worked on.My idea was to explore the contrast of the female form against a dark industrial angular background.The project went on for more than a year. The...

The problem with creatives

The problem with creatives is they are never content for long. They spend hours working on a project frustrated when the idea does not work as they hoped. The colour they see in their brain does not work on paper, the note is just wrong or the word does not...

Moving Down a Gear

After so many years playing in studios, I have made the decision to build a studio at home well on the roof of my home. So the Sky Shed is born moving from 150sq metres to 30sq metres is no joke. One problem is that it is literally on top of my roof all materials have...