Joseph Anthony Connor FRSA is a leading advocate of the act of creating art in open spaces using mobile digital devices, and is recognised as a leader in the 21st century landscape art movement (Outdoor Mobile Digital Art). In his words ( taken from 'Walking Paint') this is what it is like to paint outside during the year
"To be outside and paint.
Is like being born.
You do not remember the moment,
As you are in it.
What you render brings back elements of these moments
They are anchors
To the moments sights, sounds, smells and feelings
On calm warm spring mornings.
As you move your colour on the screen
Post sunset dew triggers a mouldy fragrance from grass
What was grey, turns pink
And the feet of a thousand children
Beat colours into the sky
At a speed too swift to capture
On summer days
Birds sing to you as you watch light.
Slowly paint the hillside
And you can slow your rendering down
To the speed of a blackbirds song
On an autumn morning
You admire the slowness of light
Wishing it was warmer
But enjoying the fact that it is easier
To capture light
On a winter's morning
Chilled by a night's sleep within a blustery sky
You awake to a gale
A slave to render the light amongst a swirling dragon mist
Transfixed as it devours the mountain on which you stand.'"
TV coverage and demonstrations of his practice are shown in the section Videos
Joseph trained as a draughtsman, studied at the University of Manchester and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He achieved critical success in 2013 and 2017 via the Lumen Prize (as a Top100 Global Artist). As a digital artist he has exhibited internationally and most recently in London's Southbank Centre. He remains the only artists to have had work presented as a State Gift by the UK government to 61 world leaders. This event was covered by the BBC & ITV but was best summarised by the London Evening Standard below:
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