This painting features The Apollo, an art deco live music venue in Ardwick Green, Manchester. The music has finished and people are spilling out of the doors into the night. In this piece I have tried to capture the after- gig glow and camaraderie that follows a really good concert. This Manchester O² Apollo art print is part of my Manchester Art Prints collection.
The title refers to the ACDC song ‘For those about to rock... we salute you’, and references my first gig at the Apollo when I was 18 and saw ACDC live. The digital sign on the side of the building, ‘I Love Manchester’ refers to the campaign following the MEN Arena Ariana Grande concert bombing of 2017. This is a picture which describes the joy of live music, and the importance of keeping it going.