Tuesday, 11 August 2015

The Mill

The GREATEST Little Art Show in E17. I agreed to take part in this fundraiser for The Mill E17. The brief: a blank postcard to create a miniature master piece. After considering the idea of a masterpiece, I recalled my favourites and researched others that perhaps aren't but which might make a good starting point. One painting which falls into the former category is The Snail by Henri Matisse, which I remember seeing at Tate Britain when I was very young. It left a big impression on me. I thought it might be nice to play around with scale and reverse the the idea of a very small creature being represented so large by representing a large animal on a small space i.e. the postcard.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Some of my favourirtes from the Pushing the Envelope exhibition.
Panel 1
top: John Vernon Lord
middle: Ian Pollock
bottom: Bruce Ingman

Panel 2
top: Nicholas Stevenson
middle: Ian Murray
bottom: Marion Elliot

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

pushing the envelope

On this day, 175 years after the Penny Black it will cost not one, but sixty three pennies to send a first class letter. Exhibition at the House of Illustration 
6 -16 May  

Monday, 4 May 2015

sleeve purchased

I queued up at Somerset House to buy a Secret 7" sleeve. Out of the four I wanted, only this one was left which was actually my favourite. So even more happy to discover that this sleeve was the work of the excellent Nick White - result!


It's the final day of the Secret 7" show when the sleeve designs are made available for sale at £50 each. All the money raised goes to charity, this year the charity is Nordoff Robbins, who are dedicated to transforming livees of vulnerable children and adults through music therapy. It also means that I can reveal my winning entry for Digital Witness by St. Vincent

Friday, 24 April 2015

round up

Amazing opening night with blood sample shots and live culture alcoholic petri-dish jellies accompanied by the creative scientific soundz of DJ Andi. The show was packed all night and the work was really well received. The Heroes do it again!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

RAD SCIENCE - the exhibition

I Win
Fresh off the press my pieces for Hero of switzerland - RAD SCIENCE the exhibition. From tomorrow night until Sunday.
17-19 April
5th Base Gallery,
London E1 5JL
23 Heneage Street
Come down for the Private View from 6:30PM

Weird Sience
Dr Graff's experiments

Tuesday, 14 April 2015



Bleach the stains out of your lab coat, put a test tube in your pocket and join Hero of Switzerland and friends as they delve into the definitely-more-clever-than-they-actually-are-but-fuck-it world of RAD SCIENCE.

Oozing green slime, bubbling beakers, flux capacitors, malfunctioning robots, terrifying but strangely erotic-looking instruments - everything you could possibly find on our persons on a Friday night. RAD SCIENCE will be a beautiful laboratory of the Heroes and their friends, a celebration of all things that help and harm, create and explode, hum and whir, of what grows in jars and is sewn on mice..

We have seen the future and it's RAD SCIENCE. JOIN US.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Sunday, 29 March 2015


Yay! My artwork has been selected to be on St. Vincent’s sleeve in the Secret 7" 2015 exhibition at Somerset House

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

pushing the envelope

The 6th May 2015 sees the 175th anniversary of the fist ever postage stamp - The Penny Black - to mark the occasion, Hereford College of Arts, House of Illustration and The Hay Literary Festival are hosting a touring exhibition for which I have been kindly asked to contribute by decorating an envelope. What a great brief!

After much thought and eventually arriving at a simple concept, this is my working process to realise what I had in my head. I painted maybe 100 penny stamps using a mixture of acrylic and Dr. Martin's water colour inks. Cut out the individual (borderless) stamps drew round them in light pencil onto the envelope and painted in the white perforated borders making sure the space and the stamp were numbered. Once the borders were completed, I simply glued on the corresponding stamp to the space. 

Friday, 30 January 2015

Pavement Licker

Submissions for Pavement Licker 10 (TEN/ X) year/ issue anniversary.

censored kisses

Just finished this for East End prints Love & film brief. Inspired by closing scene of Cinema Paradiso.