Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Unit London W4

I'm so excited to be part of the launch exhibition, 'Looking for U', of a new gallery which opens tonight in London... West London. With so much happening in East London already art wise, it's a big change to hear about a new art venture that aims to bring “some of the most cutting-edge and uncompromising contemporary art London has to offer, as well as an exclusive selection of international talent.” to a new part of the capital, Chiswick W4.

"We seek to give voice to artists everywhere. We will be working closely with both undiscovered talent and established artists alike. We believe that art should be inclusive. Art should be celebrated. Art should be undivided."

The Unit London is an independent gallery space housing a collective of artists who put the artists and the art first, ahead of the consumer and the market. It exists as a dynamic creative platform that shifts the focus from ‘reputation’ onto where it should be: the unbridled celebration of art, for U: U the enthusiast, U the artist, U the individual.

This is exactly what these guys are about, they are passionate and sincere about art and it shows, I've seen them work hard preparing for tonights grand opening and genuinely care about the artist and their work. Their hard work and drive is sure to show tonight as they unleash some amazing art works to a public which have only seen snippets of whats planned through an empty retail space window and across social media platforms in the weeks leading up to this, keeping people keen, curious and interested. 

Carlos Martyn Burgos, Daniel Stepanek, Danny O’Connor, Ed Haslam, Emil Olsson, George Morton-Clark, Januz Miralles, Jake Wood-Evans, Jonny Burt, Michal Mozolewski, Ryan Hewett, Snik.

With a DJ set from Hot Creations new signing, the talented Tom Dinsdale.
Gourmet nibbles by Joe & Seph's Gourmet Popcorn.

September 5th, 2013 – September 14th, 2013

Launch Exhibition: Thursday 5th September 6-11pm 
46 The Unit Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1QP

Nearest tube: Turnham Green Station (2 minute walk)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Blue Feathers Series

Blue Feather

As some of you know already, I recently completed a small series of work with a bird/winged narrative running throughout, exploring parallels of nurture, growth and development between ourselves and the natural world. A certain surreal parody runs along these works also. 

This series is called Blue Feathers. A story that starts with a single blue feather. These tea pieces are larger in scale than my previous tea pieces; 76cm x 56cm on 535gm watercolour paper.

The Becoming - Our journey begins with the initial formative stages of a life, its potential seen by the growths on its back as to what it is to be or could become. It takes shape within an oval encasing, referencing a womb or maybe even an egg. A blue feather gives us a clue and takes our story forward...

The Becoming

The Two Surrogates - Here I make reference to the nurture a life needs to grow and develop, in this case two blue feathered birds (blue tits) are taking care of this child as their own. Attentive and Caring for it by nourishing it with allsorts. Feeding it with worms (protein), sweets (sugar), a pill (medication) and even iron (vitamins/minerals) in the shape of a paperclip.

The Two Surrogates

Fallen Fledgeling - As this creature grows and develops in the proverbial nest, it still must learn to fly. Here we see inexperience, attempts at making decisions and taking that jump to leave. But not all her siblings as well as herself are ready, and some don't make it. We see her wings have not fully formed yet.

Fallen Fledgeling

Wings of Promise - Our protagonist has now fully matured and has her wings fully prepped and ready to make it on her own. Her wings now represent all the possibilities and potential that she may reach. Taking her cue from another bird that has spread its wings and has now taken flight, it is now her turn...

Wings of Promise

The blue feathers are the key to this series, the only spot of additional colour to these tea pieces. Linking each piece to each other.

Friday, 5 July 2013


Hi everyone, a quick post about what i've been up to lately creating a new piece for a great nostalgic art exhibition called 'Memorabilia' which opens this weekend. An exhibition of artwork and objects from childhood memory and memorabilia by over 100 artists with 30% to 100% of all sales going to charity in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital to be held as part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail. Check out the online shop: LINK

Sat 6th & Sun 7th of July at Norlington Road Studios, Leyton E10 6LA. 12pm - 5pm.

This theme has been a joy to work on drawing some of my childhood TV heroes once again, something I would do many years ago like most kids, drawing Spiderman and saturday morning cartoons. I wanted to create a piece that would be very nostalgic showing TV influences and referencing film, a time for many of us growing up in the 1980's of wonder and excitement when we used to come back from school or wake up early morning weekends and tune in to watch Knight rider or Thundercats or even Sesame Street.

Drawing, Drawing, Drawing...
My new tea piece is called 'The Wonder Years' and will be shown for the first time at this fabulous show. Plus to make things a bit more fun I've also included the seven dragon balls from the 'Dragon ball' cartoon along with Goku and even Scrooge McDuck's nephews are hiding throughout the piece from 'Duck Tales'... if you can find them within this vintage party. Below is a little preview of 'The Wonder Years'.

'The Wonder Years' (detail)

So if you want to go back in time and re-live some nostalgic moments then please join us this weekend :-)

Facebook event page: LINK

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Chelsea Fringe Festival 2013

As part of London's Chelsea Fringe Festival, Espacio Gallery will be hosting 'Natural Selection'. An exhibition showcasing 17 artists in a variety of mediums with work relating to aspects of the natural world. 

I have the pleasure of participating in this event with a new series of tea stained art entitled, 'Blue Feathers'. Four artworks with a bird/winged narrative running throughout, exploring parallels of nurture, growth and development between ourselves and the natural world. A story that starts with a single blue feather. 


23. May - 4. Jun 2013 Espacio Gallery
1-7pm Daily
Privateview: 23. May, 6-9pm All welcome

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Fallen Fledgeling

Fallen Fledgeling - Tea on paper

"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest."
- Pema Chodron -

"Fallen Fledgeling" is the title of this new tea stained piece. A birds nest falls and with it its occupants made up of eggs and baby birds and a rather large blue winged fledgeling. None of them ready to fly and completely inexperienced.

A bit of a challenge as it is a lot larger than any of my previous tea artworks, 76cm x 56cm on 535gm watercolour paper. With this piece I added some additional colour other than just tea, with blue watercolour only on the wings and feathers. I loved the contrast between the warm tones of the tea and thought it a beautiful way of guiding the eyes attention across the composition.

This is the first in a small series but large in scale, playing with certain themes of nature.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Tea at the Affordable Art Fair

A few of my tea stained art pieces will be showing at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea in London this week with Stark Gallery.

This major event runs from 7-10 March where over 100 galleries can be found under one roof and everything for sale between £40 and £4,000.

Stark Gallery can be found at stand K8 where they have a fabulous selection of work including work by Sam Shendi and Kate Knight.

"Paintings, original artist-made prints, sculpture and photography are all on show, and whether you are looking for artwork that is traditional or contemporary, humorous or edgy, by a famous name or an undiscovered talent, there really is something for everyone!"

Monday, 4 March 2013

Catapult Art Mag Vol.19

 My tea stained art work has been featured in Catapult Art Magazine vol.19 this month.

It's great to be featured alongside so many talented individuals whose work I also admire.

You can find my work on pages 52-55 and will be available for purchase in print soon. For a limited time only you can view it for free online HERE.

"Catapult is showcasing this untapped talent along side others that share the same passion, the artist we know, admire and love, that are willing to stand for the purpose and mission of Catapult…LOVE OF ART ABOVE ALL"


Monday, 25 February 2013

New Artist Fair in Islington

I have the pleasure of announcing my participation in the New Artist Fair, Islington exhibition on 1st - 3rd March 2013.

I'll be showing brand new work for the first time alongside 40 emerging and established artists at Candid Galleries. Including painters, photographers, sculptors and ceramic artists.

With the maximum selling price capped at £2,000, it makes this event a truly affordable art fair.

Open all day Saturday and Sunday with free entry and the Opening Reception on Friday from 6pm-9pm.

Candid Galleries
3 Torrens Street

1st to 3rd March 2013
Friday Opening Reception 6pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am-7pm

We hope to see you there!

Artists exhibiting: LINK

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

International Postcard Show 2013

'Branded' - tea, pencil, bic biro & white ink on card

I'm thrilled to announce two of my new postcard sized art works will be showing at The International Postcard show at Surface Gallery in Nottingham over the next two weeks.

"This long-running annual exhibition is an integral and highly popular feature of the exhibitions calendar at Surface Gallery, and will feature hundreds of original artworks by established artists, students and newcomers from all over the world. The works will celebrate the sheer diversity of practice to be found in international contemporary art." - Surface Gallery

The exhibition is on  from January 16th - 2nd February.
Tuesday to Friday 12am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm during exhibition periods.

Surface Gallery
16 Southwell Road,

'La Jinete' - tea, pencil, bic biro & white ink on card