While clearing out my studio i found some old canvases.. . . .really old canvases! I haven’t painted on canvas for a few years now but was at a lost as to what to do with them, i certainly didn’t want to keep the atrocities that had gone before but i also didn’t want to waste such good resources. i left it for a couple of days then it hit me, chop off all the canvas and use the wooden frames to create boxed frames…. . . here it is so far. . . . The old paintings are now gone forever. . … . ./. . unseen.. ./// ./
‘Green Church’ .. . Black Ink on Distressed Card A3
Again Prints Will Be Available, Limited To 100 Framed All For £40. . .. . . ….././. .
While wood hunting in a skip the other day, i found that an old chair had been thrown out so i broke it up and took the slats from it to build frames with.. . . i normally build all my frames by hand from found materials but never bother documenting it… . .so for those of you interested here it is so far. . .//./ .
‘Dead Air Space’.. . …. . /./…//. . . As with all ‘Explosions’ this will be available in a limited edition print A3 limited to 100 £40.. . .//./.
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Here is a collection of photos from the process of creating ‘Car Crash’ .. .. . By the looks of things i was better at taking photos at the start of the project.. . . … /./// .
Appologies… /. /. I have been without internet and a phone for a week or so now so hence the lack of posts .. . .. but not to worry i will reward your patience with an Epic!! It has been so incredibly hard to keep this secret.. but luckily the lack of net made the last week incredibly easy to hide it.. . As you know if you keep an eye on this space i had started a self indulgent epic made of over forty pieces of wood.. . the concept was hush hush.. . ././. But at last here it is make of it what you will.. . …… . /./ / .
‘Car Crash’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Plywood and Aluminium with Reclaimed Licence Plates
216 cm x 106 cm Diptych
This piece will be exhibitied in July at The Lewis Eton Gallery, Guildford
These little lovleys are now ready to get sent to Bristol in time for the Upfest festivities .. . …. . apologies for the poor picture. . /.///.
Two more old paintings which never really made the grade have finally been sorted out.. . ./. /.
‘Crumpled Human Package’ ‘Furr God’s Sake’
Acrylic on Plywood Acrylic and Oil on Plywood
100 cm x 100 cm 70 cm x 100 cm
Its been a long time coming but I’ve finally had the drive to finish this RAF themed explosion.. .. Due to be exhibited at The Tobacco Factory, Bristol… . //.
A proper scan will follow.. . . and prints will be available .. Limited to 100.. .. . /./. //
‘Dead Air Space’ A3 Explosion Drawing Black Ink on Distressed Card
Recent posts might suggest that im running out of ideas… ../. / I have been attacking old paintings and improving them, now normally i would stand by the premise of ‘once a piece of art is finished it should never be revisited’ but there has been quite few paintings now that have been keeping me up at night. I knew when i ‘finished’ them i was not happy with them the truth is i was either bored of looking at them or utterly clueless as to what to do with them. This week that has changed, I have had breakthrough’s on paintings i never wanted to see the light of day and i put it down to my work schedule. I normally have a million different ideas, series’, paintings, drawings and plans all going on at the same time and normally i end up evolving before i’ve really finished exploring these ideas. This week i wrote a list of all the things i have going on and unfinished and am not allowed to start anything new until this list is complete. So even though the ideas are piling up still, Its better than half finished projects piling up! Thats not to say that this blog will be short of new things to show you.. . …. . …/./. Here is the latest re hash of an old painting i did… …. . .its now good enough to be used as origanlly intended, Art work for the band Caolin Clay.. . ….. .. ./. ////. .
‘Caolin Clay’ Acrylic on Plywood 81cm x 63cm
Close up.,. . … /. /.. /.
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