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Jan Szafranski
Attended University of Essex
Lives in outside London
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I read back in the late 60s that he was with Cain Marco his step-bro and trying to stop Cain from getting the crimson bands of Cytorrak which turned him into juggernaut... bringing the cave down and trapping Charles inside... with his legs crushed
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Since last week, I have done everything in my capable power to shoot subjects that are of interest, the only problem is that, few subjects capture my interest in the first place. Unless one goes to Petaling Street, a very...
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(The first part of) my latest blog post
Now don't misunderstand me, I have no opinion on the (I assume) soft drink. This blog is actually on woo and how easy people seem to be seduced by it. Rather naively, I believed that once a few actual facts were shared the mastery of woo would simply blow away.
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Anyone suffering the delusion that the Tory party isn't filled with extreme right-wing authoritarians is going to struggle to explain what David Cameron...
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I've been updating my old business site, and it's now up (just some extra guff to add in place of latin placeholder). Waddya think
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The 2nd (and final) part of my post on the educational abuse of learning
Following on from my last post, it is now time to delve into what being a Monist Idealist Panentheist Catholic means for me. As explained in said last post, these words are merely labels, and labels can mean different things to different people. Also, if some labels are not recognised, ...
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Little late with this blog, a dash of jetlag with a helping of toothache and I'm running a little behind on all my admin. Thank you for your patience! Spending todays sunny bank holiday inside, answering emails, planning my tours and sending out my newsletter! If you'd like to be added to my ...
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"The science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower." Richard Feynman -- champion of scientific cultu
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Artist, Photographer, Designer & Website Creator
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  • Artist, Photographer, Designer & Website Creator, present
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outside London
Previously
Bury, Lancs. UK - Around Western and Eastern Europe
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AKA the artist Sadistic Scribbler, a retired teacher & data comms specialist, now designing websites
Introduction
Half-Polish / Half-Italian British-born artist-cum-photographer who earned a living as a designer and artist between jobs as a teacher and IT Comms specialist (see my CV on LinkedIn).

Started out as a comic book artist (first underground in the 70s to mainstream in the late 80s) before teaching art & photography to teens. Moved into computers, web-design, photo-manips, etc. before returning to teaching in 2002 (as an English teacher).

In 2006 I temporarily lost my sight (right in the middle of a lesson with Year 11s), regained it but then started on the slow downhill decline that comes with MS… including pain, fatigue, vision & cognitive problems, and tremors & spasms. All of which makes drawing, painting and photographing very difficult when not in remission. 

I’m now 'sorta-retired' because of the symptoms, but will still accept art or photography commissions, as well as website designs and IT consultancy. More details of which can be found on my business site: www.idea-technology.co.uk and artist portal: www.sadisticscribbler.co.uk.

I’m currently working on developing my use of digital painting. Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, etc. are applied using digital tools by means of a computer, a digitizing tablet and stylus, and software. Digital painting differs from other forms of digital art, particularly computer-generated art, in that it does not involve the computer rendering from a model, nor does it use the computer to automatically generate a pseudo-painting. Instead, the artist uses traditional painting techniques to create the digital painting directly on the computer as if it were just another brush or medium.

I create the painting, directly on my PC, by using various painting software. The tablet can be compared to a canvas or watercolor paper surface, while the stylus pen or mouse is my paintbrush.

All images © Jan Szafranski. Unauthorized use prohibited.

Images in this gallery are protected by copyright. They are not stock and may not be used for manipulations, references, blogs, journals, share sites, etc. without express written consent.
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Survived betrayal, divorce and personal attacks
Education
  • University of Essex
    European Literature & Art, 1980 - 1983
  • Liverpool John Moores University
    PGCE (Art) & ATD, 1983 - 1984
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November 1
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