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Jan Szafranski
Attended University of Essex
Lives in outside London
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It's Death Race 2020... can the government sell off all our assets to the private sector before the election? Makes me sick
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I really can't understand why materialism still exists
A study in the Netherlands backs up a long-held claim of quantum theory, one that Einstein refused to accept, that objects separated by great distance could affect each other’s behavior.
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The Labour party's pursuit of fairness, equality and justice continues.
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During the summer over 50,000 people signed a petition accusing the BBC of showing bias against Jeremy Corbyn. One major grievance…
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Durham University's Thom Brooks on how Labour peers are proving to be valuable and effective allies for the new party leader
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It didn't go well when you were a little tyke. You assumed that the other 5 year olds loved reading the dictionary as much as you did. You assumed that all 7 year olds preferred a vacation to NASA ...
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It's a shame there is no PMQs today... these 6 deserve answers
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Beware the Anti-Christ ;-)
How the mighty have fallen. Just a few weeks ago, Stalinist firebrand, Jeremy Corbyn, was the Golden Boy of the British Left. But now, Corbyn is coming under fire for his alleged links to extremist...
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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.

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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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