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…
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…
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.
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!
This Thursday sees the private view for 3 exhibitions I have been lucky enough to be involved with.
I was invited by Jewel of West london Art Factory to submit 4 works for their show at the Hospital Club – so 4 brand new original pieces – not exhibited before will be showing from the 13th October, looking forward to seeing the range of works on offer, if you want to get over to see them it’s an open invite and free to see, just turn up between 11am and 4pm on the 13th or 11am – 7pm on the 14th-16th October
Multiplied Contemporary Editions, with Eyestorm Gallery showing the print of Rose – produced by Harwood King
“Christie’s is delighted to announce Multiplied – an exciting new fair in the field of contemporary art. The fair will be held during the week of the Frieze Art Fair, 15-18th October, providing a platform to promote emerging talent in two and three-dimensional contemporary editions. Christie’s has invited over thirty of the most exciting galleries to showcase a selection of the most challenging, cutting-edge work being produced today. Exhibiting a wide range of publishers under one roof, Christie’s aim to help them promote their businesses and the artistic talent that they support.”
And last but by no means least… Unwrapped
I have 3 new pieces in Leytonstone’s newest gallery The Stone Space. The first exhibition in the space presents the work of 10 contemporary artists in reponse to the theme Unwrapped.
The private View runs from 7-9:30pm this Thursday – more info here
These are new works, influenced by william Morris wallpaper designs that peel back the gallery walls to reveal the undergrowth that was once in its place.
example shown below is called Undergrowth (Unwrapped)
Meanwhile I am busy in the studio preparing for a solo show coming in November at Gallery 90, more details to follow shortly, and tomorrow I will be dropping 6 new framed pieces of work with Eyestorm for the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair.
Quick update of work from the studio and some images from the latest piece release. Will be getting some details out about November’s show at Gallery 90 soon. Thanks for following. If you are in the leytonstone area tomorrow – drop by to see the work in The Stone Space – I have a new ripped wallpaper peace on show in the Unwrapped exhibition.
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!