Newport tablet artist hunting for sights to paint

South Wales Argus: PAINTING: Artist Joseph Connor seen at the top of the Ridgeway, Newport PAINTING: Artist Joseph Connor seen at the top of the Ridgeway, Newport

A NEWPORT artist is appealing to Argus readers for ideas of famous Newport locations he can paint, in a bid to paint 400 pieces of art in 2014.

Joseph Connor, a former design engineer turned internet entrepreneur and part-time artist, has already painted 18 of the city’s famous landmarks.

He has used his preferred medium - digital paint using a tablet.

Those Newport landmarks include the Transporter Bridge and the Millennium Footbridge over the river Usk.

People who make a suggestion will receive a free copy of the art, the view, or destination inspired via email or social media, where users can share the hashtag, #400in14.

Later this year, Newport residents and workers will also be able to vote for what they consider are the best pieces of art created over the year.

These will become the subject of a public exhibition and will then be used as part of a smart phone app.

Mr Connor, from Allt-yr-yn, who ran a course on painting using a tablet at the V&A in London in March, told the Argus earlier this year that outdoor painting was “incredibly rewarding”.

“I aim to get as many people outside as possible,” he said.

Visit the website at seensend.com and click on #400in14 to submit ideas.

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7:05am Tue 13 May 14

exMark says...

Paint the speed camera on the A4042. Famed for being the second highest earner in the UK.
Paint the speed camera on the A4042. Famed for being the second highest earner in the UK. exMark
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11:24am Tue 13 May 14

Walter Devereux says...

Why does the Argus insist on calling the Newport City Footbridge (opened in 2006) the "Millennium" footbridge?
Why does the Argus insist on calling the Newport City Footbridge (opened in 2006) the "Millennium" footbridge? Walter Devereux
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