Opening Night, INTENT (Part Two).

Despite having a stinking cold, I braved a chilly winter evening to attend the opening night of Intent (Part Two) – the latest show organised by Cultivate and curated by Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey. As with all of Cultivate’s events, it was well attended, with an interesting selection of art on display.

Entrance to BSMT Space
There was a good crowd from early

 

INTENT PART TWO

I’ll be showing my painting “Woman Sitting on Bed” at the upcoming exhibition Intent Part Two, held at BSMT Space, organised and curated by Cultivate.

 

I’ll be showing this piece. I showed it at the recent Stomach#3 show, and was really pleased with the feedback I received.

woman sat on bed

Angel Christmas Fair

I have three recent paintings on show at the Angel Christmas Fair this year.

The Angel Christmas Fair is an annual affordable art and design fair featuring the work of various artists and designers. The event will take place in December 2016 and will comprise all creative disciplines; painting, photography, illustration, fashion, textiles, jewellery, glass, ceramics and furniture.

Islington Art and Design Fair

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I will be exhibiting a couple of painting at the Islington Art and Design Fair, held at Candid Arts Trust in central London. Below is a detail from one of the paintings.

 

The Islington Art and Design Fair is an established showcase for Artists and Designers to promote and sell their work in one of the largest independent contemporary art spaces in central London.

Preview night is on Friday 25th November, 5-9pm, open 26-27th November 11-6pm. Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ

Open Studio – Hackney Wick and Fish Island DIY Open Studio weekend.

Well, that was an experience. In the end, 900 people had visited Britannia Works, and most of them made their way up to our studio. Space Studios came good in the end, providing us with everything we needed to make the event happen. From what I heard from visitors, Britannia Works were judged to have put on a good show.

I made a mistake on Saturday, by trying to continue working on my Feast of Venus painting, and having it turned away from visitors. With no place to store it, I was reluctant to show it to people while far from complete. I changed my mind on Sunday, and it worked out well. It gave me an opportunity to discuss the meaning behind the painting, and why I’d spent so much time and money on this particular project.

Although it was a lot of hard work, the weekend was thoroughly enjoyable. It provided a great opportunity to discuss my work, and get feedback on my paintings. I learned a lot. I would like to thank everyone who visited our studio and made the event a success, and a special thank you to all those people who took the time to talk to us.

SHE

detail – arrangement on red carpet

I will be showing my painting “Arrangement on Red Carpet” for the first time at the upcoming exhibition “SHE”, which will be held at 47/49 Tanner Street, London, on the 30th-31st July.

This show has been organised by Sweet’Art, who always do a great job at promoting their shows. Their website can be found here.

24WA Studio Show

I shall be showing a couple of paintings at the forthcoming 24WA Studio Show in Southend on Sea, which opens at the end of May. Being an Estuary Fringe event, it will be free, and there is sure to be some live entertainment for the opening night.
Since moving into my London studio, I’ve mainly been using the studios at 24WA for my life drawing sittings, as it’s more comfortable for the models than a draughty Fish Island warehouse. But I worked on these two paintings there over the Christmas period, when I first moved in. They were started over a year ago, and I think they mark a defining moment in my art, when I set out to explore different ideas in my compositions, and introduced some classical elements into a few of them. The photos below just show details.

detail - arrangement on red carpet
detail – arrangement on red carpet
detail - the three graces
detail – the three graces

The 24WA Studio Show is an Estuary Fringe event.

“The Estuary Fringe was created with the aim of taking art back from the pretentious art elites who have somehow insinuated themselves into the borough, and hand it back to the local community, to everyone, where it belongs.

The first festival in June 2013 was incredibly successful. Organised in just 7 weeks with no money and no idea what we were letting ourselves in for, we were blown away by just how well it all went, so we have decided to keep doing it.”

Hand Maid

maxine the three graces

I will be showing my painting “Maxine – The Three Graces” at the upcoming exhibition “Hand Maid”, which will be held at Hoxton Arches, London E2 8HD, from 5th-9th March. This exhibition has been organised by Sweet ‘Art, and is in aid of International Women’s Day.

‘Hand Maid’ will take place at the Hoxton Arches Gallery in Shoreditch and will showcase the work of local and international artists exploring the themes of femininity, feminine identity and women’s day. Works will celebrate, critique and reflect notions of femininity in our society and internationally, created by artists identifying as any gender.