Jeff Rowland, Snow covers Sandgate (2012)
"I have always been fascinated in two areas of art; the implicit meaning and the inspiration. I was inspired to paint a rain soaked street through films I saw at the cinema. I am always inspired to experience what I am about to paint. I remember Billy Connolly saying that he hated songs about Scotland that were written by men in London: men who had never even seen the Highlands. In other words, if you are going to do something creative, get to the very heart of it first." - Jeff Rowland; Ideas/Inspirations
Dennis Stock, East of Eden (1955)
"In January 1955 Stock met the not-yet-famous James Dean at a party in Hollywood. Sensing a special quality in the actor, Stock accompanied him on a trip to Dean’s hometown in Indiana, and then on to New York City. Stock later spoke of the trip as a ‘memorable’ and ‘touching’ experience." - Time Magazine
"In a sunlit tavern, in a corner booth sucking stale popcorn, there I met dear Ruth. She’d only just lost the baby, seven months and a week, drank a month of Seagrams, kissed me on the cheek."