For the show fragments i put together a series of prints././ The ideas follow on from my “Virus” series where i became obsessed by pixelated images. I followed on with the same concept of fusing pixels with organic objects, this time using animals as my ‘host’. These images were created using computer manipulated ink drawings./ ./.
And heres another. ./ ‘Kokeshi City’ Both pieces are being displayed at the Painting Pottery Cafe Gallery, Brighton until the 4th of April 2014. Both pieces are currently for sale. Message for further details./ ./
Apologies for the abysmal photos . /.
Acrylic and posca on reclaimed canvas print.. / .
What can i really say…/. Apart from thank you to EVERYONE…././. Everyone who came last night, everyone involved in the show and everyone around those involved.././ This show was both mine and Karol Michalecs first show in Brighton and because of you all it was a raging success…. /. The building was full all evening and a buzzing hub of activity …/. Never before has someone elses work complemented mine so well./. Its been incredible to work with such like minded people. This show encompassed all of my favorite elements of fine art… Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Drawing, Collage, Performance and Free Art.
This show wouldn’t have been possible without Karol Michalec, Hazel Stephenson, Gill at The Painting Pottery Cafe, Alexander Glass, Harry (i dont know your full name light man), Lee Belbin and of course the love of my life Frin.. . . /.///.
This is the start of a beautiful friendship and you can all expect to see the Belbin and Michalec name joined in the future… . ./.
You can view some of the pictures here…/. but there are more on the way.///.
Again Thank you to all.. ./. Warmth. x
Opening tonight…/. This really is an amazing little gem in Brightons crown ../. so regardless of whether you like my work you should get down there for tonights opening ‘Our Time On Ice’.. . …/./Onca Gallery, London Road.
Another painting i revised .. . i just wish i could get a picture of it in fully detail.. /.
‘Miles And Miles Of Filth’
Free Art Friday
I’m sure that most of us when walking the streets pay very little attention to our immediate surroundings and the creatures that we share it with. Most of it gets swept past our eyes and shoved off the pavement as we rush to be somewhere we most likely don’t want to be. These free art birds, in a way are much like you. They are somewhere they don’t want to be too, they also want to go home. So if you happen across one of these stray birds, take them in and they will love you always.. .. ../ .. /.//./ . Find out more on https://www.facebook.com/FreeArtFriday
These little guys went out last week. . . . /./.
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.. . .//./.
See more editions available here.. . .https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.176505182446277.38311.176500152446780&type=3
A few months ago i did an elevator painting on a huge crate lid….. . but i new as soon as i started and finished it i didnt like it.. . .i don’t know why.. …. /. . it was just shit.
But two nights ago at about 4 in the morning i had a eureka moment and got to work.. … here is the NEW ‘Up And Down’.. . … //. ..
‘Up And Down’ Acrylic and Gloss on Crate Lid 140cm x 130cm
Close ups.. . …. . ./. /.
Here are some close ups of the newest ‘Explosion Drawing’ so far.. . …. /. /// .
I have been so busy recently concentrating on work that i actually might be able to sell that it has been quite a considerable amount of time since i last took on another ridiculous self indulgent project. Well today i set about rectifying that by starting what is (since the last time) set to be my most ambitious painting to date. I don’t want to give too much away at this point, So have a look at the photos and see if you can speculate as to what it might be.. . ….. /. /. over two metres long and over a metre tall… .. .. there’s not a smooth surface to be seen anywhere.. . …. / / . ….//. .
Apologies for the terrible photos, but its there and i’m very pleased.. . … / . / .
‘Please Don’t Leave’ Acrylic on Plywood 100cm x 100cm
Retracing the Unsinkable: The Titanic Centenary
Open Exhibition in Southampton City Art Gallery
17 March – 29 April
I salvaged this oily crate a few days ago and carried it from the other side of Northam to Romsey, and this is why.. . .. ….
‘Hollow Crown’ Acrylic on Crate
‘Lets Make a Deal’ Acrylic and Bible on boards
This is a painting on scraps of wood i found and then stuck together to create my ‘canvas’ It was finished about the time i had no laptop so i simply forgot to upload it …. . .. . here you go, its fairly self explanatory.
‘Hungry Hungry Humans’
“Put Them in There Place” Acrylic On Card 34cm x 24cm
ForCed iN LIke pArt oF tHE sCenERy, HuDDled And DIshEveLed.
THEy BecOMe As filThy aS tHe GARgoYles ThEy’vE rePlACed, ExcEpT…….
INsteAd oF prOVOkiNg fEar, THey PrvOkE DIsgUst
aND WhY? We pUt tHEm thERe … . .
Landfill………. …. …. .. . .. … One of the most disgusting results of the human race, and its only getting deeper with the population steadily climbing to Nine Billion………….
“Miles And Miles Of Filth” Acrylic and Enamel on board.
Forests = Air
Air = Life
Life = Love
Please do have a read and sign if you agree.
My drawing of all things old, industrial and victorian is now complete. Framed and mounted with a maroon border and dedicated to my mother……Jenny.
This piece is available on limited print, limited to 20. Unfortionately my shop is not online at the moment so please contact me for details.
Heres a few photos of what im currently working on, Its a drawing of all things old, industrial and victorian with a certain person in mind….
Method of approach…… I wanted the card to look and feel really old and dirty so i made up a mix of soot and water and painted the A3 card then roasted it, after which i scrapped any remnants off and started work with a piolot V5 hi-tecpoint.