|The works — with titles such as ‘Six!’ and ‘Power Play’ — went on display Wednesday night at a gallery in London’s upmarket department store Harrods. — AFP Cricket
First it was tennis legend Martina Navratilova, and now former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan is using his sporting skills to produce art.
Vaughan, who led England to Ashes glory in 2005, has created a series of paintings by throwing paint-spattered cricket balls at canvasses, in a technique dubbed artballing. The works — with titles such as ‘Six!’ and ‘Power Play’ — went on display at a gallery in London’s upmarket department store Harrods.
‘With my art it’s been good to get away from cricket and switch off those thought processes required to captain at the highest level, the day-in day-out questioning of yourself and the team — the art is quite therapeutic,’ he said. Vaughan, 35, who retired from professional cricket in June, admitted he first became interested in art when teammate Ashley Giles took him to trendy London galleries during rain-delayed Test matches.-AFP