Durham Cathedral from South Street.

Durham Cathedral from South Street.

A lovely palette choice, works really well.

Thanks Andre. I was pleased with the way it turned out. Using the iPad is quick, clean and convenient and the selection of colour is so varied. Welcome to the virtual world. Welcome to the 21st Century. I hope you have a great creative week.

This is superb Michael. I must take a leap into the 21st century and buy an iPad!

Thanks Russell. An Android tablet will do the same job and will be cheaper. Good luck master.

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Semi abstract digital. Durham Cathedral from South Street. Durham Cathedral and the City has been so well used as a subject for magnificence and beauty by artists over the years. Recently,however, attempts have been made to convey its image abstractly by a few artists. For me there have been three socially powerful architectural images in Durham City - the Victorian prison, the law courts and the castle and cathedral.The visual image of each was a clear reminder to the population of the power of the State and the Church and the need for social order in less than ordered times - 'ignore it at your peril'. So, these are images of social control - although not so powerful today as they were in the past.

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Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I am drawn…

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