I’m excited to announce that I will be showing new work in the upcoming Down to the Bone exhibition at ONCA Gallery in Brighton from 25th September. Seventy five artists including international artists such as Polly Morgan, Rob Ryan and Zachary Walsh are exhibiting work around the theme of dogs. Continuing my interest in looking
I spent a long weekend at End of the Road Festival – hipster hangout, lumberjack chic everywhere you look, the cider bus and some great music. The sun shone hard in the middle of the Dorset countryside so there are lots of sketches of people wearing hats and coping with too much heat and alcohol!
More drawing in the pub for a break while I worked on “Imposter” and “Moon Map” which are both for upcoming exhibitions. I’m looking at creating a series of work using these drawings as inspiration but just haven’t had the time yet…For more information about drawing in the pub, visit here.
I’ve just pasted up the piece commissioned by ONCA gallery as part of a street art project in Brighton. Despite having to go back a few times and repaste, all seems pretty stuck down now which is great as it should last a couple of months with luck. The image is of a pangolin, a
Had a great time at the private view of ‘Making Tracks at ONCA gallery where I’m showing both the Brighton map and ‘Echolocation’. The exhibition is showing work based on the idea of tracking and making tracks and includes a musical box that plays strip music based on bird migration patterns, a motion activated metallic
Another pencil drawing from my sketchbook of almost weekly sessions in local pubs. Not sure what that says about me really! Brighton has a huge number of pubs per capita ranging from the cheesy to the traditional to the uber-modern. My favourites are the slightly dingy, down at heel, sit in a dark corner on
I’ve been drawing various views of UK pub life again in Brighton. The Victory, named after Nelson’s ship at the Battle of Trafalgar, is a beautiful old pub close to Brighton’s North Laine with lots of old posters and ship paraphanalia for me to get my drawing teeth into – there’s even a cat’o’ninetails on
I’ve got the great fortune of showing work at The Dog House, Brighton during May with 20 other innovative and inspiring artists. Amongst others, the following stand out for me. Rhoda Baker’s giant geometric paper sculpted snowballs gently sway as they hang from the ceiling. Will Jay, with a background in theatre design, recycles old
An Incomplete and Probably Inaccurate History of Coffee and a Map of the First Coffee Houses that Began in Exchange Alley, London 1652.
I’ve been working on this for a couple of weeks now as a follow-on from my ‘Map of Brighton from the Latest Discoveries.’ I was interested in this area of London – Cornhill and Exchange Alley (now Change Alley) – partly due to an old map I found online showing the extent of a fire
Another Tuesday evening of drawing at the pub! I really enjoyed drawing in the Cricketers in Brighton, a properly old school pub with red flock wall paper, antique prints, dark wood and the odd satanic-looking stuffed deer head hanging on the wall.