Photos from Paper Idols

Paper Idols opened at Alfred Bar in Meanwood, Leeds last weekend, and myself and Kat Archibald welcomed lots of guests to the opening party in the lovely cosy alpine style bar. The exhibition will still be on until February 28th, so there’s plenty of time to get down there for a beer or coffee and…

SellYourSelf – review

SellYourSelf https://www.facebook.com/events/1302745413132979/ 13/01/17 to 29/01/17 130 Vicar Lane, Leeds, U.K. Artists: May Hands, Jemma Egan, Lindsay Mendick, Rebecca Molloy, Paloma Proudfoot, Sarah Roberts I just managed to get to see SellYourSelf before it closes on Sunday 29th Jan (tomorrow, as I write – sorry!) and I’m very glad I did. Situated in one of East…

Seven painters to follow on Instagram

      I luuuurve Instagram, it’s my most favourite way to see new art as it’s made, fresh from the studio of the artists who make it. I decided to make a list of seven of the artists (mainly painters) I like to follow on Instagram – I follow 1173 people right now, so…

Review – CLOSER STILL – Jenny Gibson and Chantal Gillingham at Bowery Visual Arts

(featured image – installation view of Closer Still , Chantal Gillingham) Jenny Gibson’s photographic prints at Bowery Visual Arts are both revolting and seductive. In a style reminiscent of Helen Chadwick’s Wreaths to Pleasure; Gibson has placed charity shop style china figurines in viscous fluids, like jelly, custard and cream. Photographs show a  gloopy, unctuous…

2016 review – portraits

Been looking through my artwork from this year and I’d forgotten how many portraits of people I know that I’ve done, including some commissions. Thanks everyone who asked me to draw or paint something this year – and if anyone would like to commission a piece of art from me in 2017, you just need…

Ink drawing time lapse video

Hello! I made this video to share on my Patreon page a month ago. (Patrons get to see everything first!) It’s really short, but I hope you’ll enjoy watching me work.    

Coca-Cola, bottoms, Toblerone tunnels, and art.

Hello! I wanted to share some of my recent artworks here and fill you in a bit on the themes and ideas behind them. First up, here are two watercolours of vintage jumpers, which I painted in October 2016. I picked the jumpers out to paint from images found online, as I was attracted to…