February 2017

Eden

Whilst browsing a fashion magazine I came across an advertisement for Eden perfume. The original advert had what looked like a jungle setting with the model standing in a lagoon. I was attracted to the face of the model. The size of her head could not have been more than a few centimeters. I decided…

Sleeping Girl

The artwork “Sleeping Girl” was created by geometrically enlarging a small 6 x 6″ preliminary sketch I saw in a Roy Lichtenstein book of his works. The original sketch was photocopied and then I used a ruler to measure to a point in the picture and then multiplied the measurement and then placed a dot on…

My Work Introduction

I have always been entranced at how some people can put a pencil or paintbrush to paper and create a simulacrum. It seems like a little bit of magic to me. I always struggled to make art and found the process arduous and time consuming. However I persevered as we all should. Here are some art…

Who I am and what I am doing here …

My name is Paul Skilander. I live in Heswall which is semi rural located on the Wirral peninsula, part of Merseyside not far from Liverpool. I have lived here in two spells from the age of 5 to 13 and then came back again in the late 1980’s. Throughout my life I have had many…

Art Photography Film and Television

It seems to me that most people have a very superficial view of media and dwell on the obvious or the financial. There is very little that penetrates any deeper into the mind. The consumption of media in the YouTube age is akin the fast food in and then out with little retained. Although like everybody…