‘2 for Joy’ is now complete and cut from the board in the studio, so I am spending today catching up on some paperwork and arranging some of my giclee prints to go out to galleries in Brighton, Hastings and up to Scotland. Also preparing the 3rd piece in the series and working on some interesting commissions, including a new lightbox which I will be sharing soon.
Here are some pics of the finished work 2 for Joy with a couple of work in progress and detail shots taken along the way. The piece ‘2 for Joy’ will form part of a series of 10 works over the course of this year.
Also here are some pics from the launch of the new t-shirt available from Twinne using the piece ‘Seed of life’
Apparently there was a hiccup with the ordering system but you can now buy the Tee’s here
The original artwork is also available for sale.
A little more work on the piece 2 for Joy…
Yesterday Evening was the launch for the Spring show at the Forman’s Smokehouse – amazing exhibition excellently curated by Katja Rosenbeurg. The exhibition runs from the 5th April – 6th May and is showing avast range of spring related work from over 50 artists! There is also the excellent Smokehouse restaurant to give you even more reason to visit!
one for sorrow @ the smokehouse gallery for the spring exhibition
The huge smokehouse gallery overlooks the olympic stadium and its internal architecture reflects this strongly!
View from the gallery
Details of how to get there are to be found on the smokehouse website.
More work in progress from 2 for Joy – graphite on watercolour paper
JOYCE have launched their latest project featuring artwork from 5 international artists including Devin McGrath, Simon Prades, Violeta Hernández, Vasilj Godzh and Myself
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.
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.
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.
Very excited about tomorrow’s drawing event. On Saturday 25th feb (tomorrow!) I will be packing up my assorted teas, pens and paintbrushes and heading over to Notting Hill for a day of painting in ink and tea at Debut Contemporary. Debut have kindly let me use their window space as a studio for the day and as spring is just around the corner (fingers crossed) I thought I would take some floral inspiration to create a new piece of work in the space. Hopefully I will have worked out the technology to broadcast some of the drawing via webcam, but if you can make it along to the gallery for a cup of tea you’ll be able to enjoy the whole experience aroma and all!!
There will also be work available for sale starting from £5 for postcard packs, prints and original works of art. Also available will be the newly released print Choke taken from the violence of flowers series, accompanied by a selection of original floral works.
Will post pictures of the event tomorrow evening online, but hope to see you there if you can make it.
Choke 15″ x 24″ on 310 gsm Hahnemuhle Etching Paper, ltd edition of 25 available here
Also available from Art Republic, Eyestorm , Inkd Gallery and Opus.
Long Player @ The Ben Oakley Gallery
Tonight sees the launch of Long Player at the amazing Ben Oakley Gallery, featuring work from over 30 artists who have been given the task of customising classic (and not so classic) album covers in a show which mixes street art, fine art, illustration and works from another dimension. I got 2 in it!
Sneak preview below