Monday, 29 June 2009

Zine A

I've got a piece in a brand new fanzine called "Zine A", which is just out. It's printed in black and white, but looks really nice. It features one of my favourite artists, Marcus Oakley, so it must be good! Head on over to Tor Press and get yourself a copy! (£7 including postage)

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Play it again Sam!

Phew! As soon as the "Take it to the hills" exhibition came down, Lindsey and I put the work straight back up for Jamaica St. Open Studios. Good to get some extra mileage out of all the hard work we put into it, right? The Opening Night was super busy and I was really flustered because I wasn't ready on time with prices etc. But a great night after all. Rest of the weekend was pretty busy too, and I sold quite a lot of t-shirts, cards and books, but also a a few pictures! 
Thanks to everyone for coming down and for all the great comments we received. Hope to see y'all again soon!

Lindsey put up this wall in about one hour! Great idea, which I can't take any credit for, I'm afraid.  Just some bits and bobs we've gathered over the years, but it's nice to see a direct link between our inspiration and our artwork like that. 

Pretty Boy Floyd

Heres my contribution to the "Mini Canvas Auction" at  Jamaica Street Open Studios. All the artists in the building did a picture each, and thanks to the amazing auctioneering skills of Louise Gardiner we raised over £4000!!  
I went a bit off the rails with this one. I've been meaning to do something in a hexagon shape for ages, plus I fancied a strange, chunky, decorative border. A bit art deco perhaps, without using any references or anything. I overheard a conversation where this guy was going over board about how much he hated every aspect of it. When he realized  the artist was standing next to him he got extremely embarrassed. I really didn't mind though...You can't please all the people all the time...