THE FAMILY – Candidate Posters

Voting day again and I have recently come across the posters from dads progressive candidacy days… I am fascinated by everything about these, from the print makers information to the feel of the paper, the quality of the print and the colour of the font. I can imagine them being churned off a huge machine.

EXHIBITION – Northbound Pop-up

Had some lovely feedback to my work at the NORTHBOUND pop-up exhibition at Newcastle Train Station on Friday. I love showing work in random and interesting venues and this was definitely one of those. Some lovely work by other artists connected to the North East was on display which made for an interesting exhibition…

EXHIBITION – Big Draw Illustrations

Currently on in Scarborough Art Gallery until 14th May is a selected exhibition of work produced in the Big Draw workshops I ran at the end of last year. If you are in the area pop in and see some of the lovely, inspired illustrations drawn by a mix of Year 2 – Year 6 primary […]

ARTS AWARD – Clay Bust Workshop

A lovely couple of days running a clay bust workshop as part of the Battersea Arts Centre, Scratch Fund. This was in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust and Arts Award. The clay bust workshop was hugely popular and there were some amazing little characters created over the two days. I’ll be running another clay bust […]

INSPIRATION – Georginia Houghton, Spirit Drawings

I’ve just been doing some research of exhibitions by Psychic Artists and have come across this exhibition put on by the Courtauld Gallery last year, 16 June – 11 September 2016. I wish I’d seen it at advertised at the time as I find these paintings absolutely phenomenal, fascinating that she also predates the abstract artists by […]

WORKSHOPS – The Big Draw 2016

I’ve spent the past month delivering The Big Draw sessions in local schools in Scarborough in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust. I’ve been too busy to take any photos but these lovely images have been posted on Seamer and Irton Primary Schools website. What a lovely school of children! I’ve also enjoyed running sessions in […]

NEWS – Arts Award Discover & Explore

Spent the afternoon in York on a training day for the Arts Award – Discover and Explore level. Interesting day… need to book onto the bronze and silver levels next 🙂 The Home School Educators that I teach with Scarborough Museums Trust are very keen to start on these awards.

STUDIO – Webb-Ellis

Enjoyable to have the lovely Webb-Ellis in my studio recently testing out ideas for their forthcoming workshops. They are working on a couple of pilgrimages and a film in conjunction with Susan Hillier and the Nunnery Gallery and Crescent Arts. 

WORKSHOPS – Fossil Festival, Rotunda Museum

Had a fun weekend on the beach running workshops for the #yorksfossilfest Some amazing sand scupture creatures were created and we even had top paleontologist Dean Lomax building a replica of a plesiousaur fossil. I’m still recovering from sunburn and muscle ache!               

INSPIRATION – Naked Trump

I’m loving these naked Trumps which have popped up in New York and a few other major US cities.  The job of conceptualizing and creating the statues fell to a man who goes by the name “Ginger,” a Las Vegas-based artist. Ginger has said that he has a long history of designing monsters for haunted […]

OUT & ABOUT – Aura Photo (Kirlain)

Had my aura photo taken yesterday… Kirlian Photography, Very Exciting! Green Aura: A green aura is the healers aura, green aura frequencies resonate with the vibrations of the heart, the center of growth energy, healing energy and unconditional love. People who have green emissions in their energy field are natural-born healers. They radiate Unconditional Love […]

EXHIBITION – Work Space Pressure

I have some of my work in an exhibition at the Art Exchange, University of Essex. This runs from 13th May until 11th June and features some of my work from the ‘Qwerty’ series – Retro Keyboard, Meltdown, Tactile Keyboard, and Qwerty Cuneiform Tablet are all on display along with works from another 8 artists. […]

WORKSHOP – The Big Arty Ask

Had a lovely day running a workshop for Scarborough Museums Trust at the Big Arty Ask at the Old Parcels Office. A busy day making Bug badges with plastic vinyl, there was an amazing collection of SMT’s natural history on display.           

WORKSHOPS – Enchanted Forest Exhibition

Just finished installing ‘Enchanted Forest’ in the community gallery at Scarborough Art Gallery, this is an exhibition of work created in workshops I have run with various groups for Scarborough Museums Trust. Home School Educators, the Saturday ‘Make It’ Art Club and various different School Groups all have work on display. The tree took a […]

WORKSHOP – Sea Monsters, Drop in at the Rotunda Museum

A very busy day running Drop In activities at the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough, the theme for the day was sea monsters, there were quite a few amazing creations throughout the day… There were loads and loads of sea monsters made, these holiday events are definitely hugely popular and very rewarding to run 🙂

NEWS – Radio Kent Interview

I was invited to appear on BBC Radio Kent today talking about my Tureen Heads. The topic being discussed on the show was hoarding or decluttering and the lady presenter – Erika North had bought two of my heads from a Gallery in Margate… She was delighted with them and was telling everyone how she […]

DRAWINGS – Experiments into Psychic Art

This drawing just blew my mind a little, I’ve been experimenting with psychic drawing and tonight I drew this image at the back of a full room of people. I put pen to paper having no idea of what would come out and then this little chap appeared, I felt his name was Robert and […]

WORKSHOP – Birds for the Big Garden Birdwatch Weekend

I really enjoyed running some workshops with the Art Club at Scarborough Museums Trust this weekend. Some lovely watercolour birds were produced, as well as some super drawings in other mediums. It’s quite a big age difference with the Art Group so it’s interesting to see how the little ones push themselves. This timed in […]

PORCELAIN SANDWICH – Trip to Texas

I’ve just been sent a couple of images of one of my Porcelain Sandwiches which has found its way over to Texas! Ha ha… the best part of this project has been seeing the images that folks have sent in of the sandwiches in their new environments 🙂