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I am really excited and extremely privileged to be showing a collection of new work at Ink’d gallery from the 6th September – 6th October 2012.

I have shown work with Dan and the team at Ink-d since early 2011, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to show this new collection of originals, miniatures, and a set of new prints., both self published and through Harwood King Fine Arts, who I have been working with on producing an edition of the Triptych created in November last year.

Ink’d have a great approach to showing artwork, the gallery is always busy with a range of dynamic fresh and exciting artwork and they have hosted exhibitions from emerging and established artists including Dan Baldwin, Sir Peter Blake, Eine, Carrie Reichardt, Andrew McAttee, Jake Wood Evans, Ian Hodgson and Zachary Walsh.

If you would like to put your name down for the guest list and attend the Private view on the 6th September – please email gallery@ink-d.co.uk
Here’s some images of the prints to be launched in September…


Detail from Mortal with screen printed  iridescent gold, green and copper leaf alongside varnish layers .

Varnish layers and silver leaf catching the light on the print ‘Eleven’, blocked in areas have been scratched back to reveal detail..

iridescent inks are translucent allowing the detail to show through but as they catch the light reveal the overdrawing in green.


The studio at Harwood KingFine Art Printers

Here’s what is happening from the studio, with exhibitions and upcoming projects.

This evening sees the launch of  The Stone Space’s One Day’s Walk exhibition.  The show features work from 13 artists reflecting on their beloved hometown or the place they grew up – It’s a great eclectic collection of work featuring plaster sculptures, oil paintings, charcoal and graphite drawings, photographs prints and drawings in ink and tea!!

If you can make it to Leytonstone tube station the Stone Space Gallery is just a stone’s throw along church lane and we’ll be there to welcome you with a nice glass of wine, beer or maybe even a cup of tea.. be there from 7pm

‘George’ by Jesus Coromina, ‘Tower Blocked’by Michele Fletcher and ‘Constellations 6’ by Gillian Swan

I will be showing the piece ‘The Green Man’ a drawing which serves to illustrate the influence of my Leytonstone’s natural surroundings on my drawing (as an avid cyclist the lure of epping forest is .  Most works in the exhibition are available for sale and all works have been reproduced as a postcard which are available to buy from the gallery for just £1 – all proceeds go to the running of the stone space gallery.

The Green Man, Ink and Tea on Paper

From the studio

Things are hotting up in the studio … literally – whilst work is complete on the first 2 of the series 1 for sorrow, I have begun to experiment with some new portraiture pieces.  These are with an aim to producing a new series of smaller works as part of the upcoming show at Ink’d Gallery this September.  Here’s a few snippets of what you might expect later in the year…

Collaborations..

Really looking forward to working with an East London Fashion house on the production of some garment fabrics inspired by drawings in ink and tea – the work will be playful, colourful and will mark a return for me into the area of textiles… after 12 years designing embroidery it’s nice to be working with fabrics again and I am feeling a draw to some more tactile elements in the work too! watch this space…

That’s all for now… thanks for reading.

Started working on some new pieces for shows coming up in October and now planning a solo show which is pencilled in for the 12th of November, here’s some details of what is coming up

Great to be invited to show 3 new pieces of work for the new show Factory Project which opens on the 13th October, curated by Jewel goodby the show pulls together some of the finest names on the street art scene some of which I was lucky to show with at the red bull studios project earlier this year – it looks like it’s gonna be a top show and will feature artwork and live paints from artists including Inkie – Fin Dac – Zeus – Max Wiedemann – George Morton Clark – Ben Slow – Cosmo Sarson – Danny O’Connor – Milo – Joanna Scislowicz – Belinda Frikh – Laura Tinald – Warren Fox – and the good lady herself – Jewel

Been working on a few ideas for the show and I’m gonna throw some fresh approaches and experimental pieces in there along with a recently finished piece from the studio called devoured.. Getting inspiration from other artists in the Studio @ Norlington Road too – so I doth my cap to Fashion Photographer Arta Kane and painter Paul Cummings  and all those craftsman around whose skills range from stained glass specialists to makers of theatrical animatronics Jonathan & Jeremy.

Here’s the latest piece from the studio which will be making its way to The Hospital Club this month..

Finally I will have some new work as part of the opening show at Leytonstone’s Stone Space.  The show – entitled ‘Unwrapped’ is a curated collection of work from local and guest artists responding to the theme unwrapped and features installation, paste-up work, drawings, paintings, model making and sculpture all within an intimate new gallery space just 5 mins from Leytonstone tube… The exhibition opens this Saturday 1st October plus The Stone Space is celebrating the Launch with a private view on the 13th October. Hope you can make it down – back to the studio for me… & some research for a new body of work…

finally a little shout to inkd gallery  in Brighton – you guys really do rock!

Its turning out to be a rollercoaster week – with great news hearing of sales of  The Harvest, The Vine, Nectar, Metamorphosis Strength and Comfort – thank you to Ink’d Gallery, Eyestorm, Art Republic and Opus – meanwhile in the studio work is building up quickly on ‘The Violence of Flowers’ a series of work which I am fully immersed in at the moment. This may have been the reason it hadn’t really sunk in that the studios where I work are being considered for redevelopment and a planning application slapped on the lamp-post outside the entrance. If things go according to (their) plan – Norlington road studios in Leyton will turn into a mews providing some nice new flats for the area, meanwhile a growing community of artists from the surrounding areas will be without studio space which is becoming increasingly scarce!! especially in E10/E11

This on the back of a wonderful Arts Trail Experience leaves a real bitter taste in the mouth… well I have decided that it’s something I will become actively involved in opposing – whether it means I have to find a new workplace or not the main thing is that life and the current project of work goes on for the time being and I intend to make the most of it. I have only released detail shots of the work so far and a couple of development pieces so I thought I would add one finished piece to the blog, it misrepresents the series slightly but it is the first piece to reintroduce portraiture to the series. The piece shown below is as yet untitled – it’s title will depend on the completed series of work but I think it reintroduces a bit of vigour to the drawn line – I hope you like it

I will be holding a small private preview of the series on the 27th of August in Leytonstone, and will be showing selected works as part of the E17 Arts Trail which begins on the 1st September. In the meantime I am looking for a venue to display the full collection of works towards the end of September… just need to find a gallery that would be interested in showing the series as a whole.

..trip down to see Inkd gallery in Brighton today – checked out the awesome Carrie Reichardt show that is currently on – gallery is just full of work mindblowing amount of work! – just amazing –  Get down and see it if you get half the chance –

After Inkd, made my way along the coast to Newhaven to sign the prints that Harwood King have produced. Rose and The Harvest, both editions of 25 can be ordered direct from Harwood King now or from a reputable print gallery near you soon 😉  One of the prints, ‘Rose’ will be Exhibited by Eyestorm at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy this April.

Ink-d are currently showing my newly framed piece discovery  – they’ve done a great job and the white frame looks really fresh. Got the chance to show some new work from the portfolio too – great day – & big thanks to Dan & Jenny for your time x,

If you can’t get down to Inkd – check out their website for an idea of the artists work they have on rotation http://www.ink-d.co.uk

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