My final show of the year!
I’m excited to be showing a selection of new paintings @ George Thornton Art in Nottingham. The show runs 5th – 15th November and as well as the new paintings on paper, will feature some of the work I’ve done on different media over the past year.
Some wood panels, paintings on old drawers and doors and for the first time I’ll be making some original sketches available.
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I’ll be there this Saturday for the opening so if you are in Nottingham, come and say hi!
A taster of some of the new work and sketches:
Funeral Party Favourite:
Since getting back from SF, I seem to have become addicted to sketching in the moleskine. I’ve done a couple of new paintings, but I’m really enjoying letting the ideas flow and not worrying about the detail.
I’ve got a bunch of ideas waiting to start on once I’ve got the studio sorted. At the moment it seems like my paints are never in the same place I am, so having the sketchbook to hand has been a bit of a lifesaver.
I also took the opportunity to mess around a little with some digital work, I’ve not touched photoshop (to paint with) since last year – I had to try and remember what to do, but pretty happy with the results.
and some sketches:
Time to post about some new work and an upcoming show!
I’m very excited to be part of a new exhibition at Spoke Gallery in San Francisco. I have 4 new paintings showing alongside work from Handiedan, Charmaine Olivia and Tatiana Suarez. All the work is based around different interpretations of the female figurative and I’m stoked about how the differing styles complement each other.
Opening night is September 1, 6pm – 10pm, showing through September 22 at Spoke Art, 816 Sutter Street, San Francisco CA. I’ll be there on the night so if anyone can make it, come and say hi!
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Have a peek at one of the pieces below – “Soon I’ll let You Go” will also be available as a ltd edition of 50 print. Hope you like it!
I’m really excited to be showing alongside some amazing artists at London Miles’ Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices show opening June 23rd to June 27th 2011.
My piece is titled “Vanity” and will also be released as the second of my prints from 1xRun on 24th June. Again, available for just one week!
The first print run, “Somewhere” went really well and they did a great job with the prints and shipping them all out, so I’m really looking forward to the second release. Hopefully it will be equally successful!
Finally, I’ve just got back from mailing “Eli” to G1988 in LA. It will be part of their annual “Crazy for Cult” show later in the summer. In the past they’ve shown some awesome work by a great selection of artists, so I’m really honoured to be included in line up.
Hey. Enough with the wood malarkey – I’ve been back painting on paper. For the record, Rives BFK is the shiz. It can take so much water and still dry flat. Love it
Anyways, here’s a peek at a couple of all new pieces for some shows coming up this month.
First up, the first work I’ve done for London Miles in (duh) London. I’ve been working on something for the “Literal.Eyes” show opening on 12th May and man, I suffered for this one. It’s actually the 3rd piece I did with the show in mind.
The way I work is very much “make it up as i go along”. I start with half an idea and kind of get in a groove, the painting finds it’s own voice. With this (and a few other upcoming pieces) I’ve been working to fit a theme for a group show and it’s been a f**kin painful process! In this case the theme was art inspired by literature.
Hand on heart, my literary awareness probably extends as far as spiderman comics, but there was something in the idea of Shakespeare’s Hamlet that I though could work with the vibe I was in. Well, I’m pretty damn happy with where I ended up anyway.
I’ve also been working on a piece for the good folk at CAVE Gallery’s upcoming 3rd anniversary show, opening May 23rd. I’ll post a proper pic nearer the date, but here’s a peek at a detail for now.
I’ve just started on a new project which could see some work on some ceramics. It’s early days and I’m not sure how it’s all going to pan out, but I’ve been working on an idea and these are a couple of sketches I’ve done for it.
Working on a composition, and there will be a lot more narrative added, but I’m pretty pleased with how it’s heading.
A little heads up on my first solo show next month at Electrik Sheep in Newcastle.
Hugely stoked about the upcoming show. There’s a bunch of new work that I’ve been focused on the past few months, some pieces I’ve posted on the blog, but a whole bunch of unseen stuff too.
“Droodlings” features paintings on paper alongside some of the other materials I’ve been working with recently – some collage, some painting on wood and found materials, alongside 3 all new limited edition prints. The show runs October 14th through to November 12th, hope to see some of you there at the opening. If you do make it, be be sure to come up and say hello.
Here’s a few teaser pics of some new work, more detailed pics to come later!
Ebb & Flow:
Damn, this year is flying by…
Anyhoo, a quick update with something I’ve been working on/will be working on some more. Well, more “sorting out some more”. I’m thinking I might try these and see how they work as screen prints.
It’s a whole new process to me, so I’m talking to a couple of people to see how feasible they are as they stand, so may well get some tweaks.
Aquarium, Arbor, Aviary:
I’ve also been painting away with some new originals. Two of which will be at the relaunch of Kitch-en gallery in Newcastle
Also finished the pieces I was doing for Blik. Five new pieces that will (hopefully) be the first in an ongoing collaboration. Great people to work with and an exciting opportunity, so fingers crossed. Currently looking forward to seeing the first prototypes!
Lot’s of other stuff going on too, but I’ll save that so I have something else to post in future ;]