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✨ Greater Manchester Art Prize 2019 - Overall Winner ✨

✨ Greater Manchester Art Prize 2019 - Overall Winner ✨

 

My painting 'Sonitus Luminis (Metanoia VI)' has been awarded Overall Winner for the Greater Manchester Art Prize 2019!

Congratulations to all the runners up Iain Andrews , Julie Cassels & Steve Oliver.

Thanks to Bolton Library and Museum for hosting a great show. And thanks to everyone at the GMArtsPrize.

The show will be on until July 5th 2019.

Signed Limited Edition prints of 'Sonitus Luminis' are still available: jamesroperart.store/sonitus-luminis


Anahata

Anahata

I'd like to present my brand new limited edition print 'Anahata', the second in a series of seven prints inspired by the Chakra points according to Hindu spiritual traditions.

In the modern Western world, the symbol for the heart is often red, and its representation is heavily weighted towards romantic love. This becomes most prevalent in our culture on Valentine’s Day, which celebrates singular love towards one person.

The heart chakra symbol represents a much more...


Muladhara

Muladhara

 

I'd like to present my brand new limited edition print 'Muladhara', the first in a series of seven prints.

A percentage of profits for the whole series will go to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).

The research that this non-profit organization is doing is very close to my heart.

A couple of years ago, I was overcome with a severe bout of depression. People talk about the “dark night of the soul"; for me, that dark night lasted four long, arduous months.

Depression...


Hidden depths

Hidden depths

Ever since my old English teacher psychoanalyzed a piece of my artwork back in highschool I've had a keen interest in understanding why I've made something, even beyond my initial reasoning. I often create work based on instinct. Ideas tend to linger in my head for a while before I create work from them, and even then I sometimes don't fully understand why until long after I've completed them.
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These two oil paintings, 'Recursion' and 'Invocation' were both part of 'The Inscending Spiral' series which was largely about drawing comparisons between the diametrically opposed worlds of esoteric spiritual practices and the...


Heart for a Heart

Heart for a Heart

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. On average 16 men take their lives every day. Those are statistics I was very nearly part of.

A couple of years ago I was overcome with a severe bought of depression. You hear people talk about having "a dark night of the soul", well for me that dark night lasted about 4 very long and arduous months. During that whole period suicide was very much at the forefront of my mind.

Depression is like a virus, it seeps into your bones, into the...