The art of Philip Shadbolt



I’d intended to feature Philip Shadbolt’s paintings earlier but his site was offline last time I looked. The hiatus was a temporary one which means that the beautiful men, beatific gods and kaleidoscopic mandalas of his Earth and Spirit galleries are available for viewing again. One of these paintings is very aptly used as the cover art of Thom Ayres’ Arcanta CD, Book of Mirrors, Thom being better known to some of us as our witty and incorrigible host at Planet Fabulon. For more Shadboltiana, see the interior design at myhotel, Brighton.

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The gay artists archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
The art of Sadao Hasegawa, 1945–1999
The art of Matthew Stradling

New things for November


So then, where were we? There’s a few things to catch up with… First up, a recent design of mine for CD and vinyl has been released this month, Underwater Dancehall by Pinch, an acclaimed dubstep album from Bristol. I was very pleased at the way this came out, not least because of the excellent photos by Liz Eve I was given to use.


Then a couple of gratuitous plugs: Thom sent me a copy of his Arcanta CD, Book of Mirrors, this week. The luscious cover art is by Philip Shadbolt and you can learn more about Arcanta at their MySpace page. And Mr PK (who you should know now from BibliOdyssey) has a book out this month, a paper approximation of his excellent pictorial smorgasbord. PK denies his book is the perfect present for Christmas and discusses his book and blog at 3quarksdaily.