No.19 – Veronica Green

Yes, I realised my celebration of 25 portraits completed was not quite right – I’ve never been able to count properly… I have been following the work of VG for a while and she produces superb techno and electronica.

This portrait started out as a somewhat cartoon-like sketch. Later I began experimenting with drips and pours, ending up with a finish a bit like coloured glass.

From her Soundcloud write-up:

Veronica Green (Veronica Gudmundson) is based in London UK and in Sweden. V Green has released on Bass Agenda Recordings, Section 27: Sectioned V.5.0, v.6.0, v.7.0 and Touched 2, 3, Dalekovod V5: Crobot Muzik, and has compiled the Earthlings Compilation 1 and 2 together with ADJ. The most recent release is a vinyl release on the UK label Pyramid Transmissions. Veronica Green is also making music under the name ORGANISM together with ADJ.


She has played her live sets in various countries around Europe.

For more tracks and to purchases please go to veronicagreen.bandcamp.com

You can also hear some of her work here.

Below are some progress shots, illustrating the process. G-Photos have put them in an order for the photo-collage ūüôā

And, finally, here’s a close-up, showing the glass-like surface.

No.28 – ML Buch

I first heard ML Buch’s unique sound via a mix by Smerz, who I had seen live supporting Shura at Trinity Bristol. She does weird and wonderful things with sound and synths and delivers strange unsettling narratives in deadpan ethereal. The results are devastating, addictive and completely beautiful.

No.27 – Moor Mother

Considering the lyrical content of the work and some of the specific barbs, I was hesitant to paint Moor Mother. But what the hell. Her music and poetry are completely essential. Pushing the limits of what is musically possible, challenging and opening minds.

Bandcamp Page here.

25 Artists painted… sort of

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I haven’t posted on here for over a year…

I blame the Cerne to CERN pilgrimage. And I am a slow worker. Well, I tend paint very quickly, but then there are long hiatuses in between.

I will be catching up and posting Nos.19-25 soon. In the picture from top left clockwise you can see:

I have to confess that numbers are not my strong point and there seems to be a painting missing. I believe it is Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (No.19) whose portrait is still a work in progress…

So, in honour of Kaitlyn, and to remind everyone how great electronica can be while I finish the portrait, here is some music she made recently:

No. 18 Julianna Barwick

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Something a bit different this time – a linocut. In fact, I may be veering towards reworking this project into a series of prints, starting back with Shura. Will still be painting the whole series though. Watch this space.

Julianna Barwick makes unique and extraordinary music with her voice and electronics.

Here she is live on KEXP:

Three studio albums РThe Magic Place (2011), Nepenthe (2013) and Will (2016).

Sui generis, beautiful and amazing.

Listen and buy on Bandcamp.

Soundcloud here.

No. 16 – Feryne

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N√≥ra ‘Feryne’ Volosinovszki is a musician and DJ. From her Soundcloud Bio:

A real music freak, who’ve mixed her fave electro, idm and techno tracks since 2005. She is the owner of an independent netlabel called Subgrade Records, former co-editor at Selection Sorted TechnoPodcast, have been a guest in many-many radio shows and podcasts, like Gar√°zsmenet (Tilos R√°di√≥), Manifest Podcast, Digging Into Reality Podcast, Thatswecalltechno Podcast, Balance Podcast, Dark Science Electro, Soun Podcast, Industrial Wasteland, BRAWLcast, Thumpin Thursday, Home_made Podcast and several different radioshow aired on Art Style:Techno Radio… She’s played in many clubs of Hungary (Kontra, wndrlnd, CorvintetŇĎ, M√ľszi, Kuplung, R33, Eg√°l ect…) and also abroad, in Slovakia, Austria, Romania and France. She is currently based in Nijmegen (NL).

Here is one of N√≥ra’s recent mixes:

I spent a long time not working on this, as I was busy with work-related stuff. But the gaps helped me (I think) improve the image. I have a few tiny finishing touches to make and it’s done…

Next up: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and then Suzanne Ciani.