Author Archives: Chris Floyd

About Chris Floyd

Tennessee. Moscow. Oxford.

Priscilla Weymouth

Priscilla Weymouth, London, 1966.

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Stars of the silent screen: Fiona Hampton

“Fiona Hampton (Fannie Kreutzer), famed for her roles in historical photoplays, including ‘The Doomed Queen’ (Anne Boleyn), ‘Stage of Tragedy’ (Mary Todd Lincoln) and ‘Christina the Conquerer,’ a forerunner to Greta Garbo’s later portrayal of the 17th century Swedish queen. … Continue reading

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The Flamenco Player

Harry Brzezinski at St Mary’s Church, Witney, Oxfordshire, December 2018. Pencil sketch, digital paint.

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Film noir moments: “Body Blow,” 1953

“‘Did I kill him? I could have. I wanted him dead. What he’s done to me deserves no mercy. If the gun had been in my hand, I would’ve pulled the trigger. But it wasn’t. So I didn’t. Sorry, cop. … Continue reading

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Portrait: Ruth Gower, Knoxville, Tennesseee

        Portrait of Ruth Gower, Knoxville, Tennessee, May 1981. Pencil sketch, digital paint.

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Bio: Dorothea Blankenship

“Dorothea Blankenship, a younger contemporary and friend of Harlem Renaissance poets like Langston Hughes and Georgia Douglas Johnson. When the Depression devastated the Harlem literary scene, she returned to her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, and worked as a schoolteacher. But in … Continue reading

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Geometric Storm

Digital ink, digital paint.

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