As you gather by now I collect old stuff. Life begets and all that Lol. So, flea markets, charity shops, garage sales, wherever I can scavenge something that strikes me as strange, funny, deep, sad, ironic....or just because! Here are 5 pages from Newnes'Pictorial Knowledge Vol 4 - a sort of old UK Encyclopedia for children about the "world" as seen from the eyes of Empire in 1947. All 5 are beautifully framed by David. They are both scary and sweet, but mostly make me smile and look beyond today and whatever it is I'm worried about that
This is a series of photographs of a 20 cent plastic fairy I think was mass made in China for Christmas tree decorations. Found it in a charity shop on Bulwer Street in Northbridge. When the light hits it, it transforms into something rather special.
Plastic Pixie 2011
Thank you to RTRFM for inviting me to speak about my exhibition The Assassination of Judy Garland at 464 Smart Space, Perth WA. Listen here. RTRFM has always been a consistent supporter of my work for many years. Deepest thanks. Thank you also to The Guardian Express Arts , Community Newspaper Group, Perth Western Australia and their editors.
The studio diary will be a little sparse till early next year as work on new themes and do less public art exhibiting while I'm in
Winter is a good time to stay inside and doodle. Staretd this ages ago and finished it off during a storm. Pen, ink, collage, brush and a left over screenprint on paper. I started work on my new painting series about half a year ago so the forthcoming sketches and
Opening 6pm 2nd August until 11th August. Opening times Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm. I am holding my 5th solo exhibition of my paintings - The Assassination of Judy Garland - at 464 Smart Space, a fairly new urban
In canvases, painted around 2011, I took a re-designed NSA logo and inserted elements from the Knights Templar of the medieval ages into a screenprint onto the canvas. Around each were further printed iconic symbols of doctrine, war and rebellion that I used in the series, mixed in
Here is a small montage of my visual diaries, quite random, from between 1995-2012. Visual diaries, sketches that help me think out a process, a feeling or question, form a vital part of my artistic practice. For the most part they remain, and I think for good reason, private. But
Even though this is a relatively small series of paintings, I'm very thankful that it has got so much coverage and interest by people intrigued by the actual content. For an artist, that's rare and I don't take it for granted. The Qouch is the publishing arm of The
The Novocaine's new singles Freedom Please & Till Death have my artwork White Noise on the cover (click on the links). This new sound connects with metal in a really original way, while keeping what's