Jamie Gallagher is a painter, as well as husband, dad, entrepreneurial creative director and coffee addict. He also lives down the road from us in Somerset.
Like most of us, he's not JUST a painter. Jamie runs design studio Hello. He founded Werkhouse, a free scheme where creative industry top johnnies help budding young creatives a route into the industry. He also create cycling/coffee brand Paniagua, which is how we connected. Plus, on Fridays he spends the day in his studio, making beautiful things, usually with oils. PHEW.
The first time I (hello, it's Nick) met Jamie, we talked so long and so intensely, we forgot to eat and fried ourselves. I walked out of the bar we were in, a wreck, my mind full of ideas, a mouth aching from jabbering and zero sugar in my blood.
Which is a great and lovely thing. Exactly what FRAHM is all about.
As we talked about life, loss, creativity and bikes, I found he was painter too. I had to look. It's always scary looking at someone's work in front of them. Art is so subjective. What if I wasn't into it? The old dilemma. I'm a terrible faker. But I really REALLY love what he's doing. I'm a portrait and Francis Bacon obsessive and a huge fan of oils and intense colours. Without wanting to get too pretentious, but I'm going to anyway, looking at these is like a mainline to my soul. So yea, like. Love.
His work is online here: Jamie Gallagher. For a taste, see below...
What do you think? Love them as much as we do? Do comment below. You don't have to like it, but you do have to be polite. Obviously.
Nick's honest story of depression, to help you.
Some practical friendly advice.
Inside our photoshoot.
It was fun.
One person deserves there own space in Part 3, the final blog of Tom Hull's work. Chris Keelty radiates.
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