Recently i have made a conscious decision to change the way i paint.// ./ It may just be a phase it might take over everything.. /./
‘Old Crows’ 2014 Acrylic, Spray Paint on Whiteboard and Slate.
All found in the street.
During the summer of last year i relocated to Brighton and was technically homeless for three months .. /. /.i spent the three months on a sofa of a one bedroom flat, not that i’m not grateful for the sacrifices made but it as a very testing period and one littered with conflicting thoughts and feelings.. . //. This was ‘The Hive’
Acrylic and Posca on Hardboard A3
This is one of the posters for my first solo show of 2013../../ I do hope you can make it../
After lovingly caring and restoring this cabinet i found for days.. /. /. I went and ruined/improved it by taking a hammer and a knife to it.. / ./ . Can’t wait for this piece to be finished.. /. /.
While walking the streets of Brighton i stumbled once again on a little gem just being thrown out.. . ///.
After spending 4 days lovingly restoring this little cabinet… . . /. One coat of primer, one coat of cream, one coat of white, three coats of black and one coat of varnish im about to ruin all of that and trash this cabinet with a hammer and set of cooking knives.. /./. Watch this space for the progress . .///.
She is here .. . ./. Little One is finally finished.. . .and all i want to do is that all over again.. . …/ A massive thanks to Leopold West, Joe Gilder,Mike Bartlett, Ben Belbin and Julia Goodchild for making this possible.. . ./.
Enjoy… /./ ..
Find out a bit more about the film here….
And find out a bit about the music here.. ./.
A month or so ago i was destroyed by the inevitable seasonal virus despite my best hermitage attempts to stay cut off from the world it hit me.. .. really hit me./. …/. As with most distressing things in my life it spawns fantastic ideas.. .. and this is the latest .. ./ .
‘Tyrannosaurus Virus’ (2012) Acrylic and Spray paint on Plywood
Here if you wanna risk getting ill are some close ups.. . ./ //./.
For the first time in literary AGES i went out yesterday with a bucket of found paint and a hand full of brushes.. . ./. It felt so good to get out./// ./.
Another painting i revised .. . i just wish i could get a picture of it in fully detail.. /.
‘Miles And Miles Of Filth’
Finding good wood in Brighton has been much more of a problem than i ever expected, because the wood has been so sparse i had a week or so where i couldn’t find anything. Now i have quite a backlog of paintings to my name now and there’s always those few that slip through that you know you were never quite happy with, i decided that without any new surfaces it would be worth my time going back and rectifying those mistakes.. .. /. I have done quite a few now but here is the first installment of paintings revised.
Originally painted 13-04-2011 ‘Introspectator’
Now believe it or not these are the same paintings.. . .///. ./
I have yet to decide on the title. .. . /./ .
Trust me i have been extremely busy in the studio. . . ./. I have over 20 new paintings to be released but i don’t have a decent enough camera to do them any justice… . /.//. This is so frustrating .. .. /.
Many apologies, trying to upload daily photos when you dont actually have internet can be testing.. . . . luckily all is now resolved heres TWO NEWs Papers. . . …. /.
‘Fear Deidre’ 37 cm x 38 cm ‘The Scum’ 37 cm x 38 cm
Again many apologies for the severe lack of posts rest assured the work is still pilling up i just don’t yet have any means to photograph it. . .. . I do on the plus side have a new pile of slate’s. .. .. . . and this time theres options. .. /./. Do you want you face destroyed? or maybe someone else’s face?? .. . . /./.
Small. . .. . 20cm x 25cm approx £25 inc post
Medium. . … .28cm x 35cm approx £40 inc post
Large.. . … . 60cm x 60cm approx £80 inc post
For previous slates look here. . .. /. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.233477926749002.50275.176500152446780&type=1
In relation to the previous post here is some progress.. . .. . oh how i’d like to show it all… . /.
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.. . …. / / . ….//. .
All March i am taking commissions for portraits…. . details and completed portraits in the album below.. . …. .. /. / .
This Valentines just gone i painted at a fund raiser for flood victims of the Philippines along side three other incredible artists, the resulting pieces were auctioned off to send aid.. . . … . .
Tropical Storm Washi devastated the Philippines on December 16 and 17, 2011. The storm was not powerful in the traditional sense—it’s winds never surpassed 55 knots (100 kilometers per hour or 63 miles per hour) and it lacked the organization of an intense typhoon or hurricane. Nonetheless, Washi unleashed extremely heavy rain on northwest Mindanao and the resulting floods left hundreds dead or missing. Tropical storm Washi brought heavy rains, overflowing rivers and flash floods to the southern Philippines from December 16 to 18, sweeping away whole villages built on sandbars and riverbanks.
More than 376,000 people were displaced by the storm and almost 55,000 are still huddled in crowded makeshift evacuation centres.
‘Love Mindanao’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Plywood
The event was a tremendous success and total figures are not yet in but i’m sure there going to be good!
More of these event please. . . …. . . . . . / . / .
First set of first press limited edition prints hand number and signed, framed ready for ‘Broken People Together’ Exhibition, Opening Night March 15th … . . .Prints available at the show.. . …. . If you can’t make the show and want one message me and i can reserve it for you.. . …. / . /.
Living for the weekend, the only way to have a good time is to go out and get fucked….. .. . . I grow tiresome of the endless supply of pissed up inflated egos falling out of clubs and pissing against statues, dressed in this seasons hottest new look in the hope that they can find someone to stick it to… .. . .. Fuck That.
‘Bliss’ Acrylic on Boards
As with most things i paint on they are found discarded on the streets and down filthy alleyways, and with most things i paint on there is no logical reason for them to be simply discarded.. . . .. . . . . . .. .
Here are some pieces of furniture which are no longer cluttering the streets. . . . . . …. . .
The level of devastation we have all only witnessed via bloodthirsty news networks and hungry tabloids has almost been too much to comprehend. Blow after blow after shocking blow the situation kept on escalating and growing worse, this is without doubt one of the worse disasters of the 21st century and you would be inhuman not to be affected by it. It is because of these reasons i hope to auction this painting of to the highest bidder and donate all proceeds to funding aid in Japan.
“Hold On” Acrylic on Board
‘ When I Am King’ Acrylic on board