This artwork by Gavin is also featured in Issue Two of Porridge, available for purchase here.
Gavin Shepherdson is a designer and artist from Lanchester, Durham. He studied
Animation at Northumbria University and has exhibited short films at Ani’mest
and Vilnius Festival among others. This will be his first publication for his artwork. His interests include coffee, brutalism and going on adventures with his son.
I recently started painting memories and moments from my everyday life as a
way of documenting the little parts that I might otherwise forget. The paintings
so far are mostly of my cat, looking for cars with my son and watching Louis
I paint each image on the back of a vintage postcard to juxtaposition the image
on the front that has been created to appeal to a wide audience and my naive
painting on the back with a niche appeal of me and my family. The naive style
is perfect for painting memories as it is imperfect in nature, and memories are
never clear and defined.