Jan. 2, 2019

Knife Dance

Ca 30 cm x 21 cm 2017 Papier met inkt.

Jan. 2, 2019

Girl Power

2009 8.27 x 11.7 inches Ink on board

Jan. 2, 2019

Dinner

Jan. 2, 2019

The Heel

Mixedmedia van aquarel,gouache en pastels op zwaar katoenpapier (2018)

Jan. 2, 2019

Untitled

ink drawing on aquarel paper 25 x 25

Oct. 10, 2018

Waterman II

Oct. 10, 2018

" If only you had..."

Oct. 10, 2018

Haute et court

July 17, 2018

"Scene of a drowning. River at night."

Acrylic on 24" X 16" paper. 2018 (c) James F Johnston.

July 17, 2018

The Lost One

July 17, 2018

This is our music

July 17, 2018

White Widow

June 5, 2018

Vintage Mug Shot

June 5, 2018

Untitled

June 5, 2018

Papilio Memoria

21 cm × 29.7 analog collage

May 7, 2018

Ascension

oil on canvas (H)46x(L)50 cm 2017

April 24, 2018

Path at Night

Acrylic on 24" X 16" paper. 2018 (c) James F Johnston.

April 24, 2018

Cast to the pit

2018 - Fiskar’s self-healing cutting mat, paper, ink, Elmer’s glue stick, card stock and Xacto knife.

April 24, 2018

Interior 21

Photopolymer etching 18x24 cm, 2015

March 30, 2018

Holyblood

March 26, 2018

Vierge folle : " Oh ! Ces jours où il veut marcher avec l'air du crime "

after a poem by Arthur Rimbaud, in A season in hell

March 26, 2018

‘You Guessed about Right’ (Pretty Polly) Oil on canvas 48x72” 2012

An 18th c. British ballad best known in its Appalachian version. This meeting of the doomed young woman and her lover, I set in a derelict factory. A couple of months later, an actual murder was committed here, and the building was demolished.

March 6, 2018

Powder

Feb. 22, 2018

The Bullfight

La Chasse album cover (2015)

Feb. 22, 2018

At London

Feb. 21, 2018

"Caleb Meyer"

2014. Oil on canvas (34x38). Private collection. An interpretation of Gillian Welch’s contemporary ballad, in which a woman slays her attacker.

Feb. 21, 2018

"Crime Passionel"

Acryl on canvas (100x80).

Feb. 21, 2018

"The escape of John Turner"

Newspaper illustration depicting the escape of John Turner from the second floor of the King's Arms after he discovered the second murders December 1811

Feb. 21, 2018

Fryske Cash

Illustratief Design / Artwork voor het project Fyske Cash, 2011. Ontwerp voor dubbel LP.

Feb. 21, 2018

"Untitled"

8"X10" Cut and Paste Collage on Panel

Feb. 17, 2018

Par Les Nuits

2017. Photograph taken on the French-Swiss border by a winter evening. I saw in this row of tree a physical and atmospheric border between 2 countries. An evocation of night travelers, borrowing this black door, the crossing point of the fugitives …

About

The Murder Ballad is a multi media project in which artists contribute work which is related to or inspired by "Murder Ballads". Painter, poets, photographers, writers, cartoonists and many more are invited to contribute their art. The contributions can be entirely new work, created solely for this project, or existing art works which correspond with the topic of Murder Ballads.

The end result will be an art book about Murder Ballads which will be printed late 2018, early 2019. Rotterdam-based noir band The Bullfight will be making a soundtrack with murder ballads to go with the art. Contributions will be gathered at a new website (launching in february 2018) and on social media. All artists will be promoted through these mediums. Hopefully an art exhibition will go with the project, in which contributions will be part of an art show around the subject.

The purpose of the book is to produce a beautiful art book and to promote all participating artists. Contributions will be without payment and purely be based on creating a combined art work. Paying artists to contribute won't be realistic due to the sheer size of the project (the aim is to get over 100 artists to contribute).

Contribute

Both well known and lesser known artists are free to contribute. People who feel they have work which corresponds with "Murder Ballads" can contact us through bar-recordings@hotmail.com. We will respond with the things we need (hi-res image, etc.).