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There are a couple of uncoming group exhibitions, 3 in fact so scrap the 'couple'. I have been meaning to send some work over to the Rochester Contemporary Art Center for years now. I always see the call-out for artwork donations and like the size restriction/wonder what I would make on such a small scale (all artworks are to be 6 x 6"). I made 4 very pleasing little pastel-coloured gouache paintings, pictured below.
I was contacted the other day by David Lange, a fellow artist based in Shelbyville in the States. David creates the most fantastic images, his use of colour is truly sublime - I particularly like his telephone poles. David got in touch to let me know he'd written a blog featuring my work and wow, he writes beautifully. It was a great time for him to get in touch because I'd had a rubbish week and his post cheered me up no end. You can read the blog post here and view more of David's work here.
I entered Round 7 of this year's Art Slant Prize; I only remembered to do so at the last minute and had to spend ages in Photoshop getting the image cropped correctly. Lucky I bothered, I was one of the winners in the abstract category. You can see the image below, it's Fuu, a 2016 painting I'm really fond of.
I am really pleased to share the news that my paintings are now on Art Pistol, a gallery located in Glasgow and online. I was really chuffed to get my work back on their website after I left them a couple of years ago (I was trying to simplify things by having my work on fewer sites). Art Pistol have an amazing collection of artists (hence why I am chuffed to be amongst them), some seriously inspiring painting (I really love the work of painter Eleanor Carlingford).
"Art Pistol is the sort of art gallery that the internet and Glasgow needs – we hear you. Giving emerging artists a real shot, and generally promoting the very best of independent UK and international artists. We’ve [...]
I'm blogging a little more regularly at blogger right now. I've been taking a break from painting, collecting my thoughts and looking at my practice as a whole and weeding out all the elements which make me unhappy. My blog is here and will be updated a lot more regularly that this news section if you're interested in reading any of my waffle or knowing what I'm doing painting-wise.
You might catch a glimpse of my painting 'Motoko' on tonight's DIY SOS if you look closely near to the end. The team used my image file to make up a print of it for the home they're fixing up in this episode. I won't be screen-grabbing any images because this is a family's home, also, I seem to remember the contract I signed told me not to do that sort of thing - makes perfect sense really.
I remember when they contacted me I thought that they were asking for the actual painting and I thought it was quite short notice to have to get it to them in the time-frame required. I finished the edges up and then re-read what I'd been sent [...]
Artist Lane have been working on their newest selection of printed cushions and my images have been selected. The cushions look fab, I particularly like the ones which are of an area of a painting rather than the whole piece. They're currently selling on an exclusive basis with selected online retailers, I suspect they may be available from Artist Lane directly at some point in the future, I'll pop up a note on my website if this is the case. This particular sale ends in 2 days and is on Australian site, The Home.
I can highly recommend Artist Lane, just from a quality perspective I mean, I've never worked with a team who are so meticulous about quality.
To say a big thank you to all who have supported me and my work in 2015 and to wish you all a very happy new year!
I'm pleased to be working with Australian site Curatorial & Co. who have a small selection of artists who've produced exclusive pieces for the site. You can see more here and for reference, my paintings will ship from the UK, overseas transit times should only be 3 - 5 working days.
Wowee, so it's been ages since I posted some news. Well, it's been busy over here, busy in a studio sense and I haven't had so much time to tinker with my website and other internetty things like my portfolio sites. I'll begin to update everything/everywhere in the next month or so.
All is well here, high quality prints are now available from Artist Lane, a print company based in Australia. Artist Lane work with lots of different channels to offer prints at affordable prices, they're also branching out into home furnishings so I'll be sure to let you know when I know more! You can find my page here, soon to be updated with additional artworks once I've had them photographed properly.