I’ve been puzzling out the space between work and play recently, and racing through my sketchbooks…. here’s the last of the last one….
Looking forward to the opening of the Obsession Exhibition this Friday 27th 6:30-9:30 at the Embassy Tea Gallery near Southwark station, London – do come along, we set up yesterday and it it was exciting to see such a mix of different styles around the theme.
See more information here.
Download the catalogue of exhibition
Map of gallery. See you there !
I’m happy to say I’ll be taking part in a group exhibition Obsession: Love, Ritual, Collection at the Embassy Tea Gallery in June.
My work for this exhibition is based in the art of letter-writing, as a certain ritual that embodies love, collection and, sometimes, obsession. I find that there is a spill over from words into images and vice versa…… subtle links between our verbal and image-based languages that can be very powerful.
Letters are a subject I have been exploring for a long time both in personal and in community work: Painted Veils
Further details of the upcoming exhibition below:
OBSESSION: Love, Ritual, Collection
EMBASSY TEA GALLERY
195 – 205 Union Street London SE1 0LN
Exhibition open by appointment only 24th June – 27th June
PRIVATE VIEW FRIDAY 27TH JUNE 6PM – 9PM
Exhibition continues 28th – 29th JUNE
A group show in aid of OCD UK
Since taking a stall to sell prints and framed work at Camden Market in 2013 (currently in hiatus – or hibernation) I have been selling prints at the lovely little shop WeMakeLondon in the west yard of the market next to all the yummy foodstuffs. Lots of different artists have their work there so if your by and want to see some artwork there’s quite a lovely mix – do pop in !
I am happy to say I have asked to be an artist in residence at the Caravanserai project in Canning Town following the 21Artists exhibition in late November for which I created and showed artwork based around the local area. The piece itself can be seen in progress below and further images and details on the project found here.
I look forward to working on future projects with Caravanserai.
This Project 21 exhibition on Saturday 30th November is part of the Night Light Canning Town event.
My part in the exhibition will be based on large-scale drawings inspired the local architecture, urban environment and population. For me this is quite a new way of working. I am used to making small fast drawings. Research has been done in this way, by cycling around and drawing the local area, and the work itself will be started the day before and completed on the day of the exhibition. In scale and rapid completion of an entire composition this is experimental for me but I think this approach will lend itself to the work.
Title: Structure, Shift, Lift and Lay.
Medium: Ink, Acrylic & Paper
Size: The inside of big box. Three walls and a ceiling roughly 8 ft square.
In this ink, watercolour and gouache series I celebrate the beautiful things we find underfoot.
Especially those that have carried life, in wood, or bone, or shell, or sap: objects that I find endlessly fascinating. There’s also a focus on the colours of this time of year, which are my favourite. See the full gallery here.
I am on Camden Market in the East Yard every Sunday until Christmas with prints of my work. (And possibly more often too!) If you want to find me there or find out when I’m next going email email@example.com
I’m back on the market!! I’ll be down there every Sunday (and some Fridays) until Christmas – and probably more days – look here, or call/email me to find out when i’ll next be down:
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I will be selling prints like last year – with a whole years worth of new material including the ‘Musicians, Writers & Philosophers’ project and a peak into a new series I’m beginning – ‘Whimsy’ yes, whimsy – until I find a better name for my playful little figures.
I will also be selling framed work and prints in frames that I have handmade for each individual work. – small selection of prints below!
look forward to seeing some friendly faces down the market!
I have always loved conkers, they look and feel like the most delicious things in the world, they all fall in such a short time and tarnish to a dull sheen so quickly.
This year I’ve tried to catch them in their most glorious moments as they burst from their shells and start to become like wizened little old faces which populate my room until the next ‘fall’.
Again this series echoes my fascination with metamorphosis. I chose the title Autumn Spring because there is something of the freshness of spring in the brief flowering of this autumn fruit, joining the two opposing seasons reminds me how the years roll round, and round… and round.