Everyone Is an Artistartist; Mike Chapple Talks to the Man Dedicated T Enriching Everyone's Lives by Showing Them They Do Have Talent
Byline: Mike Chapple
HERE'S always been a place for pricking the often precious balloon that is art.
Take a song by the late cockney bard and Royal College of Art student Ian Dury, who became a teacher at Canterbury Art College before finding chart-topping stardom.
It was called There Ain't Half Been Some Clever B-s and contained the memorably irreverent line: "Van Gough did some eyeball pleasers/ He must have been a pencil squeezer/ He didn't do the Mona Lisa/ That was an Italian geezer."
Christian Furr is another who rails against the exclusivity of his calling.
The 39-year-old from Heswall is the youngest artist to have painted the Queen's portrait. But he has come to prominence with more ordinary folk on the TV talent show A Brush With Fame which aimed to dig out some of the country's latent best artistic talent …
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Publication information: Article title: Everyone Is an Artistartist; Mike Chapple Talks to the Man Dedicated T Enriching Everyone's Lives by Showing Them They Do Have Talent. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Post (Liverpool, England). Publication date: December 21, 2005. Page number: 10. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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