My Carousel print has been selected for The Elephant in the Room exhibition at The Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU.
Media Community Network founder, Laverne Hunt, is curating and exhibiting an exhibition of film, art by the competition winning Southwark students aged 5-18, recent graduates from Central St Martins art school and established artists from the Dulwich Open House project to shine a bright light on dark practice of unreported bullying in schools, which causes many young people such mental anguish.
The launch event showcases presentations and talks by: Professor Rosalind George (Goldsmiths University), who will speak about problems that affect young people, in particular bullying, Bob Clarke (MAMA Youth Project), who will introduce his award-winning filmmaking projects, such as the creation of the ‘managing better endings’ series, sponsored by Sky TV; and comedienne Helene Lederer, last seen on television giving her Abba rendition for Red Nose Day, will bring anecdotal humour to the theme of ‘the elephant in the room’.
My pigeons are currently on display at The Volcano Coffee House and from May 2017 onwards as a vibrant lamp post banner throughout the streets of West Dulwich.
I will be present both weekends 11-6pm to discuss my work.
I am exhibiting a combination of paintings and prints from my back catalogue as well as my new series, Big Cats.
The Dulwich Trader has the most striking window displays of which I am really looking forward to seeing my new paintings being part of. It makes a change from white gallery walls.
Tiger and Leopard Circle: My original idea was to paint multi coloured spots and stripes but the paintings took on a life of their own, all part of the creative process. Composition took precedence over colour with the curl of each cat’s tail tessellating into the curve of the next cat’s cheek. I love the rhythm created by a circle of a repetition of cats.
My signature box fresh bold colour palette for once became a distraction. However, now that is out of my system watch this space for some polychrome cats on canvas, new ideas are beginning to evolve.
I’m very pleased to be represented once again at The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead by Iona House Gallery. More than 10,000 visitors are expected over the next 4 days to view a mix of local, national and international galleries showcasing a wide range of contemporary paintings, original prints, photographs and sculpture.
I will be exhibiting alongside a group of artists at the studio of printmakers Mychael Barratt and Trevor Price at Blue Anchor Lane Open Studio 2016. My latest painting, a coastal AZ will be on view for the first time. Hope to see you there!
23 Blue Anchor Lane
London SE16 3UL
Friday, 14th October 6pm – 9 pm Private View
Saturday, 15th October 11am – 6pm
Sunday, 16th October 11am – 6pm
Five minutes walk from Bermondsey Underground (look out for the Banksy on route)
or a few minutes drive from Tower Bridge with easy parking outside.
One of my favourite annual events, Dulwich Art Festival (2016) opens next weekend. I’ll be exhibiting and present at The Dulwich Trader across both weekends 7-8 May and 14-15 May 11am-6pm.
I’m in the overwhelming process of moving my studio and so have decided to offer a discount of between 30-40% across my back catalogue of paintings during the festival only. A one off chance therefore to collect some bargainous artwork so please spread the word!
61 pigeon paintings now hung, it’s all a bit Hitchcock’s The Birds in neon…I will be at Jane Newbery this Saturday and look forward to seeing some familiar faces alongside the SE London art lovers.
Here is a sneak peek of the first completed painting from my new series, A to Z. Shortly this will be available as a limited edition hand finished print.
Can you identify the animals and match them to their letters? I will supply a key with the artwork but maybe more fun to guess? I’ll send out another abstract in my next post…