About Me

I have played music professionally in the U.K. and abroad since leaving Leeds College of Music in 1979, hence the musical theme which runs through all my artwork.


I have always been involved in both music and art, especially portraiture and have combined these two interests by painting of some of my favourite musicians.


Working in oils on canvas with palette knife or brush, I try to capture the style of the music in my use of paint and colour.


I initially used painting as a therapy and I try to get behind the complex personalities of the subjects I paint. I play their music as I paint, in a style which perhaps reflects their own personalities. My aim is to capture this on canvas.


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Grant Aspinall Art : Poetry : Music

Charlie Watts   Paul McCartney   Ringo Starr   George Harrison   Charlie Parker   Billie Hiliday   Aladdin Sane   Bob Dylan   Charles Buddy   Chet Baker  

Django Rhinehardt   Duke Ellington   Elvis Presley   Freddy Mercury   John Coltrane   Jaco Pastorius   Mick Jagger   Jim Morrison   Keith Richards   Leonard Cohen

Lester Young   Louis Armstrong   Miles Davis   Ron Carter   Woody Guthrie  Frank Sinatra