top of page

Strange & Sometimes Troubled Memories

Strange & Sometimes Troubled Memories is a series of twenty one paintings I completed between 2021 - 2023.
For each painting I conjure up a memory which has impacted my life in some way, then turn it around in my mind until I come up with a composition.
It delves into themes of growing up in poor conditions in the north of England in the 1970's and 80's, feeling alien on this planet, being mentally unwell, drug and alcohol problems, self harm and the struggle to make a better life.

It all started when I did a little painting depicting the last time I saw my Dad.
I decided to write a short blog post telling the story behind it and I was overwhelmed with the response I received.
People seemed to really resonate with what I painted and wrote and some even contacted me to open up about their experiences in life.
It made me realise that when you paint something from the heart that tells a very human story, other people connect with it on a deeper level even if their lives were very different, and that spurred me on to create this series.
You can see images and read the stories behind the paintings in my BLOG if you scroll down to the 'Broken Man' blog post that's where it starts. You can also see images of the 21 paintings at the bottom of this page.


Then to my surprise and excitement in 2023 I was approached by filmmaker Jason King who wanted to make a documentary about my work.

The Documentary

Trailer

In 2023 I was approached by Jason King, a filmmaker who was interested in doing a documentary about me and my work.

He didn't have a solid plan at that point of which direction to go in but wanted to know if I'd be open to doing something a bit different.

Once he saw the idea behind the 'Strange & Sometimes Troubled Memories' series, he knew that's the direction he wanted to take the documentary.

We hit it off straight away and I couldn't believe that not only did someone want to make a film about my work but they wanted to make an 'off the wall', unusual documentary about the stories behind my art, I was so thrilled.

At every stage we got along and I was so happy with how Jason worked and how his ideas evolved, it was an amazing experience for me to witness the film coming to life.

Now we both can't wait to get the film out into the world and around the film festivals.

Jason had had success at film festivals in the past winning multiple awards.

We are currently running a Crowdfunder campaign to raise funds which will help to make this dream a reality.

Please have a read about the project there, even if you can't donate at this time it would be good to get feedback.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in this project, or can help with fundraising, please pass on the information to them.

here is the link:

You can check out my YouTube videos and socials here.

  • Youtube
  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Some stills from the film

Strange And Sometimes Troubled memories film
Strange and Sometimes Troubled Memories Film
Strange and Sometimes Troubled Memories Film

The Paintings

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

The Guardians

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

We Were Quite Poor

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Freak

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Primary School Teacher

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Stick T' Road Lads

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Shooting Teddies

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

School Schmool

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Charlie Chester I

JG09DadGetsHisThroatCut_small.jpg

Dad Gets His Throat Cut

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Charlie Chester II

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Thrown Out

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Black Handkerchief

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Broken Man

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

I Cried A Lot

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Self Harm

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Under London Bridge

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Panic Attack at the Train Station

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Hooded Beings

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Rock Bottom

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Lucid Dreaming Saved My Life

Strange and sometimes troubled memories painting Jack Greenwood art

Me Painting Me

bottom of page