Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Photos courtesy of Alice Morey.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Skeng Talk, 2009 Felt tip pens, Oil and Varnish on Calico
Weapon of Choice bring you some of the finest artist's from around the South West for this Xmas group show! In this advent calendar style exhibition, artwork can be taken away on the day of purchase, revealing a bigger mural by the artists involved on the walls behind... So arrive early or you could miss the whole show!
Featured artists include:
+ MANY MORE!!!!
Opening preview 11th December 6-10pm. Mince pies & Mulled wine!
ongoing until the 10th of January.
Weapon of Choice Gallery
14 St Michael's Hill
Bristol, BS2 8DT
Friday, 4 December 2009
I have a painting in an Amnesty International show at the Watershed 2 in Bristol tommorow. The show is from 2pm til 5pm and then the work is going to be auctioned off between 5pm and 9pm. Click on the picture at the bottom of the post to check out the Amnesty Bristol website. Here's some more information...
The Bristol Group of Amnesty International is proud to be hosting an art auction to to raise funds and awareness for Amnesty International, notably human rights day coming up on 10th December, and also local projects right here in Bristol. The projects involved in the auction are The Studio Upstairs, The Rainbow Centre and Bristol Refugee Rights (see below for more details). Human rights day celebrates the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, and this year is focusing on 'embracing diversity and ending discrimination'.
The auction is to take place at the WATERSHED Media Centre, right in the centre of Bristol, on Saturday 5th December. The conference rooms will be open from 2pm, where people can view all of the artwork up for auction, and the event itself will start at 5pm. All of the artwork is being donated for free so all profits will go into the fundraising pot!
Friday, 27 November 2009
Skeng Talk, 2009 Felt tip pens, oil and varnish on Calico.
Slime Time, 2009 Felt tip pens, oil and varnish on Calico
Photos courstesy of Batman's iphone. Also Fruit Salad Boutique 2 opens tonight in Berlin so go and check that if you're in Germany as I have a drawing included in the show, photos to come. Finally the above painting Skeng Talk will be included in the Weapon of Choice Xmas group show opening on Friday 11th of December and running for a month! Details of this to come soon too.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
I have a drawing in a Fruit Salad Boutique 2, at Galerie PremArts in Berlin. It starts on Friday 27th of November and runs til Monday 7th of December. Enjoy it if you're in Berlin! For more info check
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Off The Wall.
My name pon de wall.
Close-up of T-shirt made by my girlfriend Lily Macclelland.
My Brother Aaron, me and our 2 cousins Rowan and Finnegan.
Detail of Collection.
Rowan posing in front of 2 of my paintings.
Me and my little cousin Rowan (a boat).
The boys again.
Close up look.
First sale, painting titled Fist of Fury.
Second sale, painting titled Grandmother's Ruin.
My first two red dots!
2 more paintings.
T-shirt and shoes.
Me giving a short talk about my work on saturday.
Me and Chris O'Doherty aka Reg Mombassa on Sunday.
Monday, 21 September 2009
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
I'll be honest right now, and say the last few years worth of painting graduates from Brighton Uni have been pretty disappointing. Walking around the recent graduate shows i've noticed what can only be described as the proliferation of a house style that i can sum up rather simply, but accurately as semi-finished abstract expressionism or maybe ADD-stract expressionism. Room after room i was confronted with poorly executed, half finished canvases that look like they could have been done by one artist, not the forty or so that were actually exhibiting, and more often than not on large canvases that i suspect were a tactic employed to fool the viewer into thinking they were any good. They all looked like wall sections of a room in the middle of a indecisive diy makeover. Last year there were only two things that caught my eye (wanted to take home), one was a large glossy pink phallus-ish painting called 'Marge' by Katherine Mckenzie (i have a postcard of it on my wall), the other work i liked was Paul Griffiths' eerie portraits. This year it was the same, but there was only one name i bothered to jot down on the back of my hand - Sam Barrett. His work was a breath of fresh air, some humor and fun amongst the dreary slop of his classmates. I thought he must be a total outsider, and i wondered if his classmates thought he was mad or a simpleton even? Well obviously he's neither, he's obviously a totally rad dude. What other kind of person would paint dinosaurs skating on ramps made of slime, or flying, stoned bananas with boobs? Can i get a Dude Culture high five. Using varnishes, felt tip pens, lush coloured resins and oils the paintings become saturated to the point where you think you could almost dive in to mess around in the gloop. I confess, i did poke at a particularly rubbery looking bit of resin, i couldn't resist. Here's a few pics for you to enjoy, and you can check out more of his stuff HERE, but what you really need is to see the work in the flesh, so i hope he'll be exhibiting sometime soon. Written by James Hines.
Monday, 10 August 2009
Friday, 31 July 2009
Red, 2009 Gloss, Varnish and Marker pens on Canvas
40cm x 50cm
Fist of Fury, 2009 Oil, Varnish and Felt tip pens on Calico
40cm x 50cm
Grandmother's Ruin, 2009 Felt tip and marker pens on Calico
40cm x 50cm
Superior Quality, 2009 Oil, Varnish and Felt tip pens on Calico
40cm x 50cm
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009