20 Apr 2013

Okey dokey
So what's new then? Lets see

I have been working like the proverbial demon and getting stuff done. So I have been confirmed as exhibiting at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead this summer which is nice, with the good people at Eduardo Allesandro Studios from Dundee (www.eastudio.com) . They liked my work and liked it so much that my painting ‘A Vicious Cycle’ is going to be the image they use in the show catalogue, which I am really pleased about.
So paintings, what’s being going on. Well the latest offerings have all been finished in a flurry of painterly activity, I tend to work in spurts (oooer!), it’s all or nothing and this last lot have been the all part of the all or nothing going’s on.

This month I showed in the Energize Don’t Hold Back group show down in Sunny Dartford. The show looked great and was the first effort of curating a show by Gee Higgins and he did a great job with lots of excellent urban and street art on the walls. I showed an original oil and a print on canvas, they didn’t sell but you can’t win em all!

Some of my work was shown in the March edition of Catapult Magazine. Catapult is a fabulous mag and every edition is packed from cover to cover with some of the best new art around, it’s a true art lovers magazine and well worth the price, especially as I’m in it! (LOL)

So below are the three latest paintings, ‘A Vicious Cycle’ of Sly from the USA, Sly is  homeboy from LA, and has a very distinctive look that lends itself perfectly to oil. 

The second is ‘Ellis Cooper’. Ellis is a much sought after model, she’s a lovely lady and I look forward to showing her the finished result. 

Thirdly there is ‘Innocent In My Mind Forever’, another painting of Damien Hirst, my third and counting, it also has a tribute to Francis Bacon in there too, an artist much admired by myself and Mr Hirst. I may well show Mr Hirst the painting and if he’s very nice , may give it to him, better still we could do a swap, he’ll be the one making on the deal! LMAO

I have been given the nod that another gallery in central London are very interested in showing me but I wont say who they are right now for fear of the dreaded (New York Solo Show) curse, but I will keep you posted.

Then there is the ‘Immortal Beloved’ project with film Director Ray Burdis. Who would have thought getting a dead Russian gangsters body into the UK to show the general public would be so hard??
At the moment and without being to crude our donor is still in deep freeze, and it’s amazing the cost of keeping him on ice, the ‘friends and associates’ who are looking after him tell us that £5,000 a month is the cost of electricity in Russia! Who am I to complain???

Other than that I have been magnificent, but that’s just me!