I was back again at Newcastle central train station recently for another ‘Northbound’ pop-up exhibition. This time I took 4 of my large A1 sized portraits – Mystery Man, Ring Leader, The Victim Player and Dreaming of Abacus. The work received great attention… I really love doing this annual pop up exhibition, such lovely organisers […]
I was invited to run a Masterclass for the National Saturday Club Trust at Bradford College of Art. What a lovely day. Bradford College had requested that I show them the techniques I use for my Paintings and illustrations. So after my Artists talk we got stuck in. A great group who were enthusiastic and talented. […]
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 […]
Been catching up a little with my Badgered project. A few recent drawings and a few old drawings which I eventually got around to scanning in and working on. The badges are all ready to be sent out to the unsuspecting victims which I’ll do this week. Always wonder what folks will make of them […]
Sometimes I find it hard to let go of work that I’ve created, especially my portraits…. I put some of my A2 & A1 drawings into my recent exhibition at 108 Fine Art in Harrogate. The first time I’ve really put any of them out for sale. Somebody snapped up The Fugitive which I am […]
Merry Christmas from ‘A1 Jesus’, Hoping everyone has a lovely festive holiday time 🙂
I’ve really enjoyed spending the last couple of days taking to my easel and producing a few A1 (841 x 594mm) sized Watercolour & Ink portraits. I love working on this scale, it feels very freeing after the constriction of modelling in clay and making mass amounts of Michael Gove. I’m having a wee week […]
It’s time to announce the work I’m creating for the Art Party Conference at Scarborough Spa on the 23rd November 2013. GOVESHY will be a performance installation piece. This piece is in keeping with the theme of the day whch is a follow on from Bob & Roberta Smith’s impassioned protest artwork letter to Michael […]
I was asked to produce a line drawing of a baguette for the new batch of workshops… “Matisse couldn’t have produced a better line drawing” said our director Stuart Cameron. I’m sure Matisse could have produced better spelling however!
How Many Artists Does it Take to Draw a Lightbulb? A joint exhibition of current work from the six resident artists at Crescent Arts. If you were wondering, the answer in this case was four… and my lightbulb was the one favoured by Stuart to use for the publicity… Yipee! Sorry Steven Potter, you’ll get […]
I’m really enjoying working on some A2 Portraits at the moment. I’ve come back after the Christmas break to my easel with refreshed enthusiasm & vigour… it makes a change as 2012 probably saw my least productive year in terms of drawing. Karen Thompson ‘Harry’ (42 x 59.4cm)
I’m fascinated with the Victorian glass bow fronted cases housing collections of heavily varnished fish. They have a darkness and eeriness which I am drawn to. Something to ponder for the future.
The lovely Sarah Terry & Adam Moore got hitched on Saturday in a very foggy Robin Hood’s Bay… They asked me to draw some portraits at the evening bash – some lovely faces there were there too. Congratulations guys!
A captive audience… both them and me! I was more captivated with this couple than the chap whose book launch it was… oh dear. It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to draw a few folks on an evening out. I’m feeling the urge to do a lot more drawing & painting at […]
An interesting visit yesterday by Simon Lewandowski from Wild Pansy Press. He came into Crescent Arts to talk about the portable reading room and the formation and publications of Wild Pansy Press. I exchanged one of my porcelain PMN-2 landmines for one of his 100 things with handles books. Oh how I love exchanges! Simon […]
Art Gallery (6th March 2012) maybe I’ll finish it one day – or maybe it will never be finished – or maybe it is finished….
Hurt my ankle and had to make an emergency trip to casualty… this poor chap was in the bed in fromt of me waiting to be attended to….
I was invited to be guest artist for the evening at the Eastern Summer event at Scarborough Art Gallery… I was portrait drawer for the night. Here’s a selection of my victims.