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…

Photos from Sketch That’s 3rd Group show

Today was the opening party for the third of Sketch That’s group art exhibitions. Here are some pictures! If you are in the Leeds area why not visit the show, it will be on until January 16th 2017, at Heart.

Patronise me, Please!

Ever wanted to be a Patron of the Arts? Now you can! Patreon is an exciting new way to support artists that you like, and to get exclusive rewards from them in return. So you can pay $1 upwards a month and get access to Patron-Only things like videos, artwork and news. Plus you get…

More news about Sketch That 3rd Group Show

As my previous post said, Sketch That are having a third annual exhibition of art at Heart in Headingley this November, with the opening party on Saturday 26th from 1 – 3pm. Everyone is welcome to join us to view the new work by 13 artists who are all members of the urban sketching group….