Archive | January 2012

Finish The Story – Playing at Life

This video only took 30 years to make.

Live footage of Finish the Story at Exeter Art College Feb 1983 mixed with 8 track studio version from 1981/2, some new images, original sequences and ‘lost’ shots – such as the bedroom doorway from the farm (R.I.P) and very early footage of Nicola at farm window — not wanting to play! Even very rare footage of me playing guitar live.

This is a glimpse at my past!

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#Paintings 2007 – #Allergy

paintings
These two paintings above were exhibited in the exhibition at Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, North Devon, UK (3rd September 2007 – 7th October 2007) both images were sold and are in private collections.

In many respects I was influenced by the Abstract Expressionists and Gerhard Richter.

Gerhard Richter at the  Tate

Since the 1960s, Gerhard Richter has immersed himself in a rich and varied exploration of painting. I’m looking forward to going to this exhibition. His career has been defined by versatility and innovation, his work covers virtually every painterly discipline … Continue reading →

Allergy Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, North Devon, UK Click here for press review of my exhibition in 2007

Download/View the Video of the Exhibition 4th Sept. 2007 Windows Media File (low res. 2.51mb) QuickTime (high res. 28.08mb) Depending on your connection speed this may take some time.

ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …

The fashion for gardening, for an asthmatic, is a cruel joke. We have been ‘doing’ the garden at our home and I made the mistake of planting several climbing plants – I now know I have another contact allergy! Yet again concrete is the only true solution to my problems. The larger paintings in this exhibition are based on the colours these climbing plants go when you spray them with weedkiller.

Image from 2010

  • Action Painting – Pollock. Print dribbled paint.
  • Soft pink landscapes (1980) Richard Hamilton A landscape of soft focus and toilet paper – a turgid landscape. Collotype and Screenprint – text and image. A  remembered exhibition.
  • Rediscovering the printing process after nearly 40 years has been an interesting process – disappointingly modern inks are not as rich in colour (earthy colors are very plastic like) and modern water based inks don’t become part of the surface, they sit on it, which is incredibly frustrating – the reason I took up printing in the first place was because of the absorbed flatness of the pigments.

#Painting from life is a bit dull

Sometimes you just have to get back to basics and do a simple still life – returning back to the basic skills of painting a real subject is an interesting exercise – even if not very rewarding.

Wine Bottles – I have decided to call this study ‘Home Brew‘.

You can’t beat a good bottle of hangover inducing parsnip wine which usually weighs in at about 13% alcohol and is usually drinkable about 6 months after racking off…

A wine bottle is a bottle used for holding wine, generally made of glass. Some wines are fermented in the bottle, others are bottled only after fermentation. They come in a large variety of sizes, several named for Biblical kings and other figures. The standard bottle contains 750 ml, although this is a relatively recent development. Wine bottles are usually sealed with cork, but screw-top caps are becoming popular, and there are several other methods used to seal a bottle

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Postcards from the Edge – New York

I am delighted to be included in this Charity Auction this Week: Jan 6-8, 2012 in New York

The 14th Annual Postcards from the Edge benefit for Visual AIDS is this WEEK!

Featuring artworks by Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, John Waters, Donald Baechler, Marilyn Minter, Ed Ruscha, Polly Apfelbaum, Adam Fuss, Kiki Smith, John Baldessari, Louise Fishman, Ross Bleckner, Barry McGee, Kay Rosen, Marcel Dzama, Jonathan Lasker, Mary Heilmann, Louise Lawler, Bill Jensen, Jane Hammond, Ann Hamilton, Hans Haacke, William Wegman, Kate Shepherd, Zoe Leonard, Jack Pierson, Lawrence Weiner, Pat Steir, Thomas Woodruff, Peter Bright and over 1450 others…!!!

Tell your friends – and be sure to join us at the Preview Party and Benefit Sale!

All events hosted at Cheim & Read, 547 W 25th Street, NY, NY

BENEFIT SALE $85 each. (Cash, check, credit cards accepted)
Over 1450 anonymously displayed postcard size artworks
Saturday, January 7, 2012 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
$85 each – Buy four and get the fifth as our Thank You.
First-come, first-served. Lines begin early…
Waiting in line early? The Van Leeuwen truck will be on 25th Street on Saturday at 9 AM with hot coffee and sweet treats.
• Don’t want to wait in line…bid on a VIP Access package*

Sunday, January 8, 2012 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM
$85 each – Buy two and get the third as our Thank You.
• Don’t like lines, join us on Sunday, hundreds of beautiful artworks and some hidden gems will still be available.

PREVIEW PARTY
Friday, January 6, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. No sales.
$85 admission includes one raffle ticket.
Admission payable at the door. Participating artists attend free.
• RAFFLE
One raffle ticket with price of admission. Additional raffle tickets $10 each.
GRAND PRIZE – First pick of ANY POSTCARD that evening!
Additional Prizes includes – Pearl Paint Gift Card, Chelsea Frames, Museum passes, NY Health & Racquet Club membership and more!
• SILENT AUCTION
Artworks by Mark Beard, Barton Lidice Benes, Suzanne Caporael, Neil Farber, Joy Garnett, Barbara Hammer, David Humphrey, James Jaxxa, Larry Krone, Lucas Michael, Carrie Moyer, Dawit Petros, David Reed and Eric Rhein. Also auction of Second Pick of any postcard that evening, and *VIP Access packages granting “the front of the line” access to Saturday’s Postcards from the Edge Benefit Sale. View and bid on artworks here.

Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of original, postcard-sized artworks by established and emerging artists. All artwork is exhibited anonymously. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don’t know who created which piece until after purchased. With the playing field leveled, all participants can take home a piece by a famous artist, or someone who is just making their debut. Nonetheless, collectors walk away with a piece of art they love, knowing that the money raised will support HIV prevention and AIDS awareness.

Proceeds benefit Visual AIDS. Cash, check, credit cards accepted.

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#Woodcut – St.Austell

Woodcut printed over high quality printed page from a book outlining the history of St.Austell in Cornwall. This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge.

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Due to administrative costs all my paintings and prints will be going up in the next few weeks This is unfortunate but it is a sign of the times.

I would like to thank all my clients (collectors) for their support during 2011 and I am pleased that my work is now in Asia and that I am still still getting support from the USA.


Eden Project by This Window
Eden Project, a photo by This Window on Flickr.

One of the highlights of 2011 was visiting The Eden Project in Cornwall (UK). It is important that places like this exists to show us how fragile our environment is.

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall in the United Kingdom, including the world’s largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 2 kilometres (1.25 mi) from the town of St Blazey and 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell, Cornwall.

The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species, and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The domes consist of hundreds of hexagonal and pentagonal, inflated, plastic cells supported by steel frames. The first dome emulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment.

Eden Project. (2011, December 10). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 12:27, December 30, 2011, from en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eden_Project&oldid…

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  • Eden Project , a photo by This Window on Flickr. One of the highlights of 2011 was visiting The Eden Project in Cornwall (UK). It is import…
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#nude #printmaking – Prices go up in a few weeks

Woodcut – Nude for sale, beat the price increase.

Due to administrative costs all my paintings and prints will be going up in the next few weeks This is unfortunate but it is a sign of the times.

I would like to thank all my clients (collectors) for their support during 2011 and I am pleased that my work is now in Asia and that I am still still getting support from the USA.

Nude (woodcut print) £43.72

This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge.

Who was the first man in space? – Work in progress

Young men from opposing political viewpoints expand scientific and exploration boundaries for political kudos – but they were exciting times. Bring back the cold war – the world was a safer place and more interesting… Continue reading →