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Brian Gordon is officially classed as a "Naive" artist. He is entirely self taught, and served a seven year apprenticeship as a metal engraver, which forms the basis of his craft. He has always painted, but one day in 1978, he visited a one time familiar street in Liverpool where he was brought up, only to find it derelict. He picked up an old roof slate, which gave him the idea of engraving and portraying the images of his childhood onto the very slate that came from places that he knew.
Brian says "The slate has to smell of the soot and grime of years"
He has exhibited in London's Rona Gallery and Liverpool's Lyver and Boydel Gallery

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