Work in progress .. I gots to go

Working on a new piece at the moment but gotta break to go get some frames soon – here’s where it’s at…

Roots, ink and rooibos tea on watercolour paper

Just finished this piece and pleased with the way the colour works with this type of tea.  Also working the roots was a very fluid process, would enjoy making an abstract piece made up entirely of this type of form.

New Giclee Prints Available

Small size giclee prints are now available of 2 new pieces, ‘The Discovery’ and ‘The Vine’.
The Vine, painted in a combination of Ink, Brandy Vodka and Whisky  will appear at London Miles’ March exhibition of vices – you can find out more here

The prints, produced as signed giclee editions onto Hahnemuhle archival watercolour paper in a limited edition of 25 each are signed by the artist and are available for £75.00 each here

Flower of Life – Lightbox

Back from the Signal Gallery’s private view showing Dan Baldwin’s work – Stunning new canvas piece ‘Cyclone’.
Thought I’d publish the image of the first large scale backlit drawing ‘Flower of Life’.  The final piece will be housed in a large lightbox (yet to be designed and built)

Flower of life..

Wasn’t aware of this geometrical design until today – going to use it as the starting point for 2 new pieces 1 small and one large quadrant piece to work alongside closer.

I have photographed this piece with the inks still wet, this is exactly the effect that I am achieving working with Harwood King using varnish layers on the prints.. it helps to give a real vibrancy to the colour.

Closer

Finished work on the 1 metre square piece Closer, was a challenge working both in a quadrant format and also at that scale in pen ink and of course tea.
Closer illustrates our connection to nature as a two way relationship, our dependency and our appreciation

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Whats New…

A visit to Harwood King to see Quentin & Nyle on Friday to have a look at the prints of “The Harvest & Rose – & they are looking Gorgeous, really do the originals justice and more than that using varnish they capture part of the creation process of the pieces, – a few tweaks here and there and selecting a printing paper for the finished 2 editions and we’ll be there, look out for them they’ll be around very soon.  Then after Harwood King I visited Ink_d gallery in Brighton to meet up with Dan and show some new work.  It’s a great space which hosts some amazing work from textile artists – painters and printmakers, loved the layout and the vibe of the place.  Dan had displayed 2 of my light boxes alongside  the large drawings of ‘Acceptance’ and ‘Gust of wind ‘ which looked great in the space, I left a bonus piece with Dan too which I hope will get seen by visitors to the gallery.  Left without a souvenir cigarette by soft furnishing artist Harriet Hammel … but just ordered one from ink_d now, they are amazing!!

http://www.eyestorm.com are also featuring 6 originals of my work online, (currently featured on the front page of the site) – The Harvest, Rose, Thistle, Nettles, The Discovery and Sacred.

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