Here is an overview of some of the work I have been doing in the last year. There are also some older sketches in there and some are collaborations. Some are commissioned and some are for fun. Enjoy.
This weekend sees the opening of my first solo exhibition at the Art Schism gallery in Brighton’s North Laine area. The show is a reflection of the cartoon work that I have created in the past 9 years of being in Brighton.
The show, ‘Lost and Found’, is so called because during my time in Brighton I have discovered myself, made new friends that have influenced me and my work and have guided me in to being able to do what I love doing the most. Creating.
The show runs from the 7th until the 25th November.
It has new paintings, rediscovered images and a selection of prints and postcards.
The show also features a limited run of screen printed tee-shirts available from next week.
There shall be a showcase of the work on, this Friday evening the 14th November from 6pm until 9pm, at the Art Schism Gallery, 87 Gloucester Rd, Brighton, BN1 4AP.
I would like to thank the Darkstar Brewing Co. for their support at this event.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are so many people out there that paint amazing things and love what they do. I have full respect for those that continue to do what they love even when there is so much hate and disrespect and unwitting hypocrisy thrown their way.
This mornings offering is based on a tortoise ping pong table that i painted at Boomtown fair last week ( pics to follow).
I wanted to paint a tortoise again and then include a pun. Here’s what I came up with..
This project has been a test for me and a great experience as before I painted this mural, I had never painted portraits in my life! Thanks to Req as he shared his immense knowledge and this took me out of my comfort zone.
The wall consists of 25 portraits of dead music icons. John Peel was put here in place of an the old John Peel mural and this is how the project came about.
The full list of icons are from top left to right – Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain,
Donna Summer, Syd Barrett, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix,
Dusty Springfield, Captain Beefheart, Frank Sidebottom, Sandy Denny, Joe Strummer (Strummerville), Bob Marley, John Peel, Mark Bolan, Michael Jackson, John Lennon,
Brian Jones, Marvin Gaye, Phil Lynott, George Harrison, Elvis Presley, James Brown and Freddie Mercury.
The next phase shall see Keith Moon and Oliver Reed and also Ian Drury added to the bottom right hand side .
The project is now drawing to a close , with just a small amount of wall left to do. ( This is now in addition to the original project, so we are in need of more paint and time!)
You can see more images and progress shots of the wall on the mural Facebook page.
If you are interested in having a wall or some space transformed with a mural then there is no job too big and we can paint anything. For more info or just to give feedback you can fill out the form below. Thanks
So once again, the seasonal task of painting the Blind Tiger wall came around and presented me with a whole new challenge. To paint the entire wall this time.
Local dubwise producer and reggae superstar, Prince Fatty asked me if I could paint something that promoted his monthly rub a dub club at the venue and included himself, Hollie Cook and the mighty Horseman.
As it is a large wall I also asked Req if he could come and paint the wall. He included a brilliant portrait of the beautiful Evie Jones and I also set about making a feature of the windows on the walls this time so that they didn’t stand out from the design too much.
I went for an Easter Island style theme, where the statues on the left are of Fatty and Horsey. I couldn’t bring myself to make Hollie Cook out of stone, so added her in with tiger print costume leaning against a blind tiger statue. This worked out as Hollie’s new album artwork is of a similar vain, but with a voodoo theme.
The fourth statue from the left is a tribute to a beautiful soul, VITO, who sadly left this world last month. Well known and loved by many and especially the Playgroup gang here at the Blind Tiger, I felt it only right to honour him in this mural.
All were very happy with the result and a great turn around on the piece, taking about a day and a half.
Props to Req, TDK, The Blind Tiger Crew, Fatty, Horsey, Hollie Cook and one love to VITO, Rest in peace.
I have been helping to run a co operative gallery shop project since December. The shop has just relaunched for the spring/summer and we shall be holding numerous events and shows in the next few months.
I also have some new work showing there and am offering spray paint tutorials over the Easter holidays.
Visit the Facebook event for details
Woah, 2013 has been increasingly busy, what with the ART SCHISM gallery shop carrying on and numerous projects to kick off the year.
Here are some of the boxes that have shown up in Jan/Feb.
I still have a few of the Christmas ones to cover. If you have any requests for things that you would like to see on a box then please like and share my FB page and comment or message. Only cartoon ideas please. No Logos or marketing I’m afraid.
Yup,yup,yup. It’s all over. I know. It comes, it goes. In a flash. Just like that.
I must apologise to anybody who comes to my blog for my images as I have been soooooo busy thru December that I didn’t get to post the last few Grafik Advents.
Here they are for you now… For the full set click here
As usual for December it is very cold. Fingers have almost dropped off. Rain is here today and may stop play….Booo!!
Here’s the last few days
More to come and don’t forget to come in to the Art Schism shop at 87 Gloucester Rd, Brighton BN1 4AP to see more of my artwork for sale as well as other great artists and makers.