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Murder/Gave up the Ghost

Just a quick update with a couple of paintings I’ve completed recently. Hope you like ‘em:

Murder

Gave up the Ghost

New work @ Fine Grime 4th – 6th May

Just a quick post to mention that I have some new work showing at Fine Grime Gallery in Bath this weekend.

It’s looking like a really fun show, with a bunch of awesome artists in a great venue. Check it out if you are in the area.

I have 2 paintings on show, both are a little different to previous work (well, they feel different to me!) as i think they have more detail than I usually paint. I think having spent so much time sketching recently, the line work has started to influence the way i paint.

I’m really pleased with how they turned out and I’m hoping to mess with the balance of detail/mess in future work.

All that Remains:

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Monument:

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Something from last week, inspired by the film “Let the Right One In”. Acrylic, printed material and graphite on wood panel.

new stuff, a couple of shows

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.

Alas:

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.

Garden:

messing around with wood

I called in at Jones’ place the other week and managed to make off with some lovely chunks of old oak. God knows what they were originally, but they seemed destined for some attention in one form or another. Some paint/glue/graphite led to this:

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The other chunk in the pic is next on the hit list. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks fooling around on found bits of wood, doors and suchlike. With mixed success, but it’s fun to mix it up a little.

Also looking forward to a timed print release with 1xRun They’ve been really cool guys to work with and have released some awesome prints recently, so super excited to be working with them. Print drops next Friday April 22nd and will only be available until the 28th – so get those orders ready or miss it forEVAH!

Submission

I’ve just (yesterday) finished a new piece that I’m submitting for hopeful inclusion in the David Lynch themed show at Phone Booth Gallery.

I’ve had the brief since September and only just finished it with 2 days left before deadline. Yes, I suck. Even more so because I’d already completed one and decided it just wasn’t working – back to the sketchpad. Yay!

So this is the final one, well a detail anyway. Full pic and an explanation if it gets in. Wish me luck…

“Crooked Comfort” – CAVE Gallery LA 10.12.10

So, a few details on my first show outside of the UK!

I’m stoked to be part of the “Crooked Comfort” show at CAVE Gallery, at their new space on 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA, starting December 10th.

I’ve been hard at work on a bunch of new stuff – 10 new paintings continuing my stream of consciousness ramble through a landscape of skulls, crows and girls with big hands. As well as the OG’s there’ll be some limited edition giclees of selected pieces.

It’s going to be a great finish to a busy year for me – I hope some of you can make it! Here’s a taster of some of the work:

Bandages: