Friday 29 October 2010

Painting on a street cabinet

This is the first of 22 virgin media street cabinets to be painted in the Islington EC1 area in London. This public art project Has been put on by NDC (new deal for communities) to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of improving the local area.

Saturday 23 October 2010


The spire can be seen for miles around,
Distant sun reaches out to strike it like lightning,
As the wind whips me and chills my bones,
Pouring rain drowns out the incessant traffic.

Acrylic on canvas 61 x 61cm.

Thursday 21 October 2010

Painting the Thames

Today I took a canvas (90 x 90cm) down to the Thames to start my first painting of the river. It was a bit difficult with the wind blowing the canvas around but I managed to get the basic compositional sketch done. I will work on it at home and finish it over the next couple of days.

Monday 18 October 2010

The Heron woodcut (state #2)

This is the second stage for printing my Heron woodcut. All up there will be a total of 6 artist's proofs and 15 in the edition. The next step is to cut out and print a light grey on the bird and moon. After this I will print it again with dark grey and then a final time with black. Making this the largest and the most colours I have done in one print before.

Sunday 17 October 2010

Sketches of the Thames

These two drawings I did in my sketch book today are apart of a study for a body of work dedicated towards the river Thames. I would like to create many paintings of the rivers surface and all the things upon it. Making impressions of different parts of the river at different times like high - low tide, day, night and sunset etc.

Thursday 14 October 2010

New drawing

Above is a medium sized ink drawing (42 x 59cm) of my friends courtyard that is full of old neglected pot plants. I like the chaotic randomness of how they are placed through out the composition and how you can see how some have died and the more hardy plants thrive.

Click on the drawing for a closer view.

Friday 1 October 2010

Stocking up

Usually during the periods when I am having a break from painting all the time! I like to stock up on surfaces to paint on. I refer to this period in an artist's life as "The calm before the storm".