And how does his work relate to yours? inspire you? have relevance for you? have relevance for people in similar environments?
Lowry seems to have been from a working class background like me. He seemed like a person out of place and time and I often feel like that. He struggled with social relationships - like me. He was obsessively independent and despite all of this seemed to have a sense of fun. O - and unfashionable.
and how has that influenced your paintings? your art events for/with other people?
Lowry hasn't influenced my paintings - but all of the above things that I share with him may have. His response to the way he felt seemed to be to live alone and lock himself away from the world and paint. In a sense, mine is much less easy - I engage with people, in fact am probably seen as quite sociable. But...