“Evil Dave” came from a well known web pic of David Cameron. Using my new *Painting by Numbers* technique; reducing tone and shape to essential colour blocks – I can knock these out quickly enough to stop me getting bored. When I was in my early twenties one of my nicknames was ‘Risotto’ – ready in 20 minutes. I tend to favour paintings or drawings which can be done quickly. I blame all forms of government, modern technology and an inbuilt, but very British, tendency for shallowness and ephemera!
The split down the middle reflects my view that Cameron is, actually, a rather nice chap and a true liberal; but has to play Tory and do the business because he just happens to be our prime minister and leading a party, whose members, some of them, judging by their comments on blogs and other media, are orf the bleeding wall when it comes to humanity and caring for the interests of the wider community. The title of the piece is a deliberate falsehood; consistent with the times we live in of smears, obfuscation, smuggery, Toby Youngery, venality, brutal self interest and crassness! (Just to get a few thoughts orf my chest) – I don’t think Cameron is evil at all. In fact… I’d be quite happy to vote for him if he defected to Labour!
Having a glass or two and doing a bit on nonsense art (mixed media these days!) keeps me amused. I could be out raping the people of Britain by working in an investment bank or making things using child or foreign ‘slave’ labour and hedging my earnings offshore. I’d rather earn a lot less and enjoy Britain.