RUSSELL LINEY. Russell studied graphic design, fine art, photography and printing techniques and has worked as an illustrator and graphic artist in The Midlands and London, became self-employed and opened a cafe in Leicester. He was a photographic model for Leicester Polytechnic department of fashion and Leicestershire fashion designers guild. He free-lanced as a graphic artist designing material for the promotion of AIDS awareness for the LGBT communities in Leicester and London. He has organised and collaborated on exhibitions of art and photography and shown his paintings and photographs in London, The Midlands and Yorkshire.

Photography, Package Design and Advertisements for LONCRAINE + BROXTON Executive Toys and Games. Beachcomber Beachwear by Blair.

Catwalk Design, Manufacture and Construction for Fashion Shows of Beachwear by Blair.

Associate graphic designer on record sleeve art and promotional material for KOOKOO (LP) by Debbie Harry, THE BEST OF BLONDIE (LP) by Blondie, AUTOAMERICAN (LP) by Blondie, PETER AND THE WOLF (LP) narrated by David Bowie, IN THE GARDEN (LP) by EURYTHMICS, BAAL (EP) by David Bowie, NEVER GONNA CRY AGAIN (SINGLE Picture Sleeve) by EURYTHMICS, RAGE IN EDEN (LP) by Ultravox, LYNX (LP) by Lynx.

Art, Design & Photography for Pop and Soul Singer John Richardson. Vinyl Silk (CD) Bruised Fruit (CD and Promotional Publicity) Before The Children Die [with Craig Liney] (CD) Return To Love (CD) LIVE! (CD)

Former Leicester LGBTQ Telephone Helpline Member & Befriending & Counselling.

Former Leicester Pride Committee Member for Location and Volunteer Management.

Former Leicester LGBT Centre Services Employee.

Former LASS (Leicestershire AIDS Support Services) Volunteer and Buddy.

MORE THAN A WOMAN Stage Play 2015: Associate Director.

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Stage Play 2016: Director (Love Scenes Only).

Russell states: “My art, writing and photography has generally been influenced by independent, cult, classic, silent and art house cinema, modern abstract painting, modern abstract sculpture and 20th century architecture. I have written and produced two short independent films: NARCISSUS and SEVEN DEADLY SINS, a short screenplay THE ALLEY DUSE, a play for radio AN EVENING IN THE COMPANY OF A FALLING STAR, my first full-length play for the stage MORE THAN A WOMAN dates back to 2007. A basic version was performed in 2015 by Leicester University Theatre. The play was completely revised, extended and published as a paperback book in 2018. Two more plays THE BOYS ON THE ROCK and STEAMING QUEENS are works in progress, a novella, the working title of which: OUTLAWS OF THE GREENWOOD is a work in progress and my first, full length novel, MY DEATH is well under way”.



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