Spring at The Smokehouse PV 5th April

I am Pleased to be exhibiting the finished work of ‘1 for Sorrow’ at ‘Spring’ – an exhibition featuring 50 artists’ work at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery.  The exhibition, curated by Art Catcher has been selected as one of 5 not to miss by Whitechapel and Timeout’s First Thursday’s website. I hope you will be able to join me to celebrate the opening of the exhibition 0n Thursday 5th April from 6-9pm where the smokehouse will be serving salmon platters.


1 for sorrow – work in progress ink and tea on paper

What better place in the world to celebrate the Season of Growth and Renewal this year than Hackney Wick and Fish Island with a direct view of the Olympic Stadium?

Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery and East Village London in collaboration with Art Catcher Ltd present you with works by 50 artists from Great Britain and beyond, working in painting, printmaking, photography, collage  moving image and sculpture, expressing an unusual and delightful array of interpretations.

Exhibiting artists include including Adam Graff (Images 36 ‘The best of British illustration’ competition 2012), Carne Griffiths (Cle De Peau’s 30th anniversary exhibition, co-ordinated by Alvin Goh, Hong Kong 2012), Louiz Kirkebjerg-Nielsen (International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal, 2012, and Qijiang International Print Festival 2011), Sumi Perera (1st Prize-Drawing for Design-Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Drawing Exhibition, London 2011), Jens Marott (Silver Prize London Photographic Awards “Let’s face it” competition 2011), Martin Mossop (John Purcell Paper Prize at the Bainbridge Open in  2011), Fabienne Teyssier-Monnot (Claude Berthault Price in Sculpture 2010, Chongqing, China), and Wuon Gean Ho (Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Prize 2010).

It’s nice to be back posting work here – been working on some great commissions including the just finished series of collaboration work with photographer Rankin for Hunger Magazine – look out for it in May! -So everything is a little crazy right now – hence the title of the new work – it’s good to be busy but it’s great to know I have some time to get serious in the studio

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From Chaos – Ink and Tea on Bockingford heavy 540gsm paper

Model – Lisa Stefaniak

JOYCE Collaboration

JOYCE have launched their latest project featuring artwork from 5 international artists including Devin McGrath, Simon Prades, Violeta Hernández, Vasilj Godzh and Myself

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The brief was to create a piece of work which evoked the mood of spring.  I created the artwork above using calligraphy inks and tea.  For this particular project I worked with a very pale white tea to keep colours clean and used a minimal amount of graphite.  The scanned artwork was then applied to the product by the design team at JOYCE.  I have included a couple of visuals and roughs that I worked up at the development stage of the project above. The original artwork will be on show later this year as part of a new collection of work.

Eden Photoshoot

Sunday was the final day of Eden and to mark the end of the exhibition photographer Arta Kane arranged a photoshoot combining the 2 week installation artwork with 2 models and a collection of donated plants from the Stone Space’s visitors. Below is a quick slideshow of snaps taken by me from the shoot.  I will be sharing the amazing work of photographer Arta Kane in the next post.  Busy as ever in the studio with some interesting and demanding commissions, will reveal more soon.

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Private View of Eden tonight 8th March from 7pm


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Just a quick post to say I would be delighted if you could join me for a glass of wine in the comfort of Leytonstone’s Stone Space Gallery from 7pm tonight (8th March)
The live stream for Eden will start again on this page from 1400 GMT today, that’s 0900 EST and 0800 EDT 8th March – at other times after, a recording of the stream will be available

Today is the mid-point of the exhibition and I will be drawing .. and broadcasting live from the space today from 2pm through till the private view which should run until 10pm tonight.
I hope you can join me later and if you can bring some plants / foliage / greenery.. all the better.

If you cannot make today’s private view you can still visit the exhibition at the following times.

Thursday 8 March 2pm – 10pm
Friday 9 March 2-6pm
Saturday 10 March 12-late
Sunday 11 March 12-4pm when the drawing will be completed… and dismantled.

Eden – Live broadcast Day 3

Quick update on the work as of end day 4…

The live stream for Eden will start again on this page from 1400 GMT latest – thats 0900 EST and 0800 EDT 8th March – at other times after, a recording of the stream will be available, will be trying to get a better quality connection today!


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Eden – Live broadcast

The live stream for Eden will start today on this page from 14:00 GMT latest – thats 09:00 EST and 10:00 EDT – at other times after, a recording of the stream will be available


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