Bert Heaney Mckinnell
Bert McKinell’s artistic practice combines skills drawn from life drawing classes and anatomical animation studies. His primary subject matter is the human form. He perfects his figures and then and develops them into characters within his own fantasy worlds, using a range of mediums from graphite, pen and ink to oil pastels.
Bert’s draughtsmanship skills are also applied to animals and inanimate objects, but in all cases accuracy of subject is of the upmost importance. He will create studies of his subject and meticulously rework them until they are absolutely perfect.
In the last year he has combined his love of Manga drawings styles with written text. Inspired by Japanese, Chinese and Korean script he has created his own characters blending several ideas together.
Bert’s most recent work takes his love of anatomical drawing further by creating clay sculptures based on elements of the human form. He is a natural with the sculpting tools and uses Youtube videos to develop new techniques.
Bert McKinnell is a resident artist at ActionSpace’s Cockpit Arts studio.
The Out There Art Fair, Cockpit Arts, 2019 (group show)