From The Archives: What Norman Bates REALLY Saw In The Shower Painting

Oil Painting - What Norman Bates REALLY Saw In The Shower - Mark Gisbourne

From my parody and pastiche series, an original oil painting that depicts an alternative view of the Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Could I really be sharing my Achilles heel with the whole world? A fear of showers, a fear of spiders or none of the above?

From The Archives: Wall Street Lunch Is For Wimps Painting

Oil Painting Wall Street Lunch Is For Wimps

“Lunch is for wimps” Theses are the words uttered by the ruthless Gordon Gekko played by Michael Douglas in Oliver Stone’s 1987 film, Wall Street. This is the first time we meet Gekko as we are thrust into the cutthroat world of stocks, shares, and copious amounts of city money. Fast forward to present time and I cannot imagine it is any different. Nowadays, however, those who practice Intermittent Fasting would no doubt disagree with the “lunch is for wimps” philosophy as would Muslims who are following Ramadan.

From The Archives: It Could Be Worse – An Original Oil Painting

It Could Be Worse - An Original Oil Painting by Mark Gisbourne

It Could Be Worse depicts a lone orange tent in arctic surroundings.

The size of the oil painting is 21 x 27.9 cm and is painted in oil on a textured MDF board.

Like many of my smaller paintings, the final painting was not necessarily the first intention.

Varnishing Day: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011

Varnishing Day At The RA 2011

Having submitted, and consequently failed to have a piece of artwork displayed at the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition in the previous three years, it was a great honour to show a small painting titled Lab Snack Van at their 2011 show. Here are a selection of photos from Varnishing Day.