WNAA members were given the challenge of making a piece of artwork inspired by a piece of music of their choosing. Thirty-seven artists took up the challenge and you can see the results here, in alphabetical order.
Spanish Gypsy Dance
Pastel pencils on black pastel board
My inspiration is the opera Carmen, which is my favourite, and I love all the music from it, and it reminds me of the Flamenco danced by the spanish gipsies.
Oil on canvas 200 x 100cms.
Inspired by Venus from Holst's Planet Suite.
The Sound of Silence
Pastels, 13 x 19ins.
Inspired by the Simon and Garfunkel song.
Dancing Through the Trees
Oil on board
One of my favourite pieces of music is Suite no.1 for jazz orchestra by Shostakovich, it always makes me feel like dancing.
Michelle Louise Carter
Acrylics and gesso on canvas using palette knives and fingers
'Hushabye' by Korn. The deep sense of tranquility with an unexpected surprise.
Multi-media layered papercut
Inspired by the music of the New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak.
Pen and watercolour
I have realised that almost all music makes me feel happy, relaxed and tranquil.
Concierto de Aranjuez
A1 size watercolour on tissue paper
Inspired by the Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo. Spanish guitar concerto written in 1939.
Sally Anne Goodale
Acrylic on canvas board
My music choice was Messing about on the River by Josh MacRae.
Wish You Were Here
Acrylic on canvas - price £495
From the song of the same name by Pink Floyd.
Inspired by Ludovico Einaudi's haunting piano music.
Play Your Own Tune
Diptych - Acrylic inks, candle wax, tissue paper and oil pastels on paper.
Franz Schubert: Impromptu Opus 90, No. 3 G-flat major
Acrylic gouache on grey board
An English Country Garden
This brings back happy memories singing in the school choir.
Jo Halpin Jones
The Colours of Music
An artwork inspired by various pieces of classical music.
'Dancing to Ludovico Einaudi's I Giorni
Acrylic and acrylic pen on glass
I find this a very peaceful and relaxing tune.
Here Comes the Rain Again
From the song of the same name by the Eurythmics.
River of Dreams
Ink and watercolour
Inspired by Billy Joel's River of Dreams
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”
Acrylic on canvas
Max Bruch Violin Concerto No.1. in G Minor
Acrylic 22 x 18ins.
The Royal Scot at Beattock Bank
Watercolour 53 x 32cms.
Whenever I hear the stirring theme from the old Paul Temple radio series it brings a scene like this to mind. The tune, by Vivian Ellis, is called Coronation Scot, but the train here is actually The Royal Scot.
Inspired by Delibes - Flower duet from Lakme.
Acrylic 40 x 40cms.
From Grieg's Peer Gynt. I love this gentle beginning and how it builds to a crescendo as you can feel the sun bursting forth. A new day dawns.
Like a Rolling Stone
Oil on canvas
Kit Price Moss
The Flight of the Bumblebee
Collage, ink, crayon, watercolour
Inspired by the music of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.
Mixed media on watercolour paper
Inspired by the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens.
My favourite piece of music is The Intermezzo between Acts 3 & 4 of Carmen, when the smugglers with Jose and Carmen are sheltering in the Andalusian Mountains on the way to Seville. Whenever I hear this I can feel the heat, the rocky terrain and wild eagles flying overhead.
Painted MDF, Freshwater pearl. 32 x 37 x 4cm
Surround (Birch leaf); Stroke (Freshwater pearl); Stimulate (Mandelbrot fractal).
The artwork was painted listening to my favourite song ‘Vincent’.
Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
My dear wife Jan would often play this while we sat and had breakfast together. It's based on a pencil drawing I made of her 'afternoon siesta' while on the Greek island of Skiathos in 1980.
Oil on canvas
Singing along with Runrig: I’m still dreaming of the Hebrides.
Albatross is a guitar-based instrumental by Fleetwood Mac, released as a single in 1969 and later featuring on the The Pious Bird of Good Omen album. The piece was composed by Peter Green.
The Lark Ascending
Inspired by ‘The Lark Ascending’ by Vaughn Williams.... it’s is so uplifting and evocative... I picture the skylark in full song rising slowly over the fields lit by the morning sun.
What Are You Looking For?
C. Julie Witt
Tempos of Life
Inspired by Ravel's Bolero. The smoldering tempo and excitement as the piece moves on to the final climax of cymbals and drums; an explosion like a clap of thunder and a flash of lightening!