Manfred Wing has been around since 1975 (his named comes partly from a Jimi Hendrix song entitled Little Wing) and was originally a pseudonym I painted under. In those days I had a decidedly hippified and left of centre political attitude (which I suspect I still have) and painted in a surreal style which combined influences of Dali, Picasso and Chagall. Although I destroyed most of my early work I returned to this painting style at the beginning of this Century still using the Manfred Wing name and he had a large number of exhibitions – mainly, it has to be said, in combination with my other work.
To complicate things somewhat, Manfred Wing – along with all my other pseudonyms – appear in my diverse writings. This blog actually started as rather far out stories about Manfred, who had somehow developed superhuman powers (and a girlfriend who turned into a werewolf!) but unfortunately because I was a bit short of time quickly metamorphosed into the daily photograph format it has at the moment. Next year I am hoping to combine text and photographs and possibly even reintroduce a literary element.
Anyway thank you very much for your interest.
Gerald Shepherd F.F.P.S.