- New lifestyle images!
- ‘Cricket Run’ print
- Win this ‘Tickets’ assemblage!
- Royal College of Art, London 15-18 May
- May Open House new prints
- Uppercase feature
- IKEA print in-store
- ArtPress publish Signals age cards
- My work sold out in Korea!
- Exhibition of British Collage Art, South Korea July – Oct
New lifestyle images!
I have finally taken some lifestyle shots! Yay! Only uploaded a few so far, but there are many more on the way, I just need to do some retouching and tweaking… It’s something that’s been on my ‘to do’ list for ages, as I think it is helpful to see how my work looks framed and in room settings. I’ve gone for a Mid Century/contemporary feel, for the most part. These images will also be available as high res for PR use, please get in touch if you’d like to feature any in the press!
‘Cricket Run’ print
A friend GAVE me these genuine vintage cricket scoreboard numbers, found in a skip next to a cricket pitch! (I know, lucky aren’t I?) They have been painted by hand onto wood panels, which are weather-worn and beautifully distressed… a unique piece of cricket nostalgia, before scoreboards went digital. I have scanned them and captured all the original details and textures, adding a small drop shadow to enhance the 3D effect. The end result looks stunning as a large print. I decided to make this print an ‘open edition’, as I think it has a really broad appeal to both cricket buffs, and anyone who loves beautiful vintage type, or just wants a fresh take on the ‘shabby chic’ look. At £65 including worldwide P&P, it makes a more affordable gift for a special birthday or celebration, and it’s still printed on my heavy weight 100% cotton rag archival paper. See more images and buy it here.
Win this ‘Tickets’ assemblage!
I have only made three of these – they were a labour of love! To be in with a chance of winning this ‘Tickets’ collection, visit our Open House, spend over £5 on my work to get your free raffle ticket. Details of the Open House (only two weekends left…) are below in a previous post. Details of this assemblage are in a 2013 blog entry.
Royal College of Art, London 15-18 May
The 20/21 International Art Fair takes place at the Royal College of Art, in Kensington Gore (next to the Albert Hall), London SW7, from 15 – 18 May 2014. Liberty Gallery is representing my work again (see brand new prints below and previous post). It is a lovely show – so much talent and variety. With a café and bar onsite and Hyde Park opposite, it makes a great day out for £8 admission on the door.
· Thursday 15th May 11am – 9pm
· Friday 16th May 11am – 8pm
· Saturday 17th May 11am – 7pm
· Sunday 18th May 11am – 6pm
May Open House new prints
I cannot believe it’s MAY already! The Brighton Artist’s Open House Festival is on four weekends in May: 3/4, 10/11, 17/18, 24/25. I am exhibiting at Nine By Nine on the Dyke Road Arts Trail. Open 11am – 6pm: 9 Park View Terrace, Stanford Road, Brighton BN1 5PW, tel: 07980 690923. I have some new abstract black & neutral limited edition prints which I love, and a beautiful red version. Lots of new stuff to see – I will post pictures shortly. I am also raffling a 3D vintage ticket collage/assemblage, in a white painted box frame. It’s a fantastic prize and all you have to do to get your free ticket is spend over £5 on my work. So a couple of handmade cards would do it… More about all this in next post.
I am thrilled to be featured in the latest issue of the hugely respected Uppercase magazine. To view a PDF of the magazine click here. The theme running through issue 20 is ‘broadcasting’, so Janine contacted me about including my ham radio card collection and prints. Check out the video below about the magazine, it made me smile when Janine says my spread is her favourite in this issue! If you don’t know Uppercase, it is a quarterly magazine (and brilliant blog) brimming with art, design, collections, interviews and a whole lot more: ‘A magazine for the creative and curious’.
My work also appears here on the Uppercase blog. Thank you so much Janine for the exposure!
IKEA print in-store
I have designed a print for IKEA, which is called ‘Just the Ticket’ and it is available worldwide throughout their 265 (ish) stores. Link to the IKEA UK website here. It is a collage mainly using my vintage bus tickets, which look fantastic at such a large scale, as the poster is 50 x 70cm. Now, it’s not comparable with the superb quality and longevity of my limited edition work, more of a fun, ‘throw-away’ print that will brighten up any room!
ArtPress publish Signals age cards
Artpress have published a new range of age cards from designs commissioned from me based on my Signals collection. I was excited to see them in Brighton at Burt’s homestore the other week, here are a few pics I am finally uploading. Someone called me to ask if I had an age 90 card for their Dad, he was looking at my range in the Oxford Street branch of John Lewis – so they are certainly getting well distributed! The range so far is for ages 18, 21, 30, 40, 50, 60 & 70. But Artpress are going to extend it to ages 80 & 90, soon as I complete the artworks… Artpress have previously published other Signals designs too. If you are a retailer you can order the cards wholesale here.
My work sold out in Korea!
Just a quick update, I had great news today in that my 5 remaining limited edition prints exhibited in Korea have now been sold.
Exhibition of British Collage Art, South Korea July – Oct
A quick update: the ‘British Collage Art’ show was really successful at the Gyeongnam International Art Fair – see an example of blog coverage here. Apparently it received huge central and local media attention. So I have sold my art for the first time in South Korea! Interestingly, all ten of Irina & Silviu’s Surrealist collages sold out at the show, as did Emily Young’s colourful vases – which is a great insight into South Korean art taste. The organisers ‘Mind The Gap’ have decided to extend the exhibition to galleries in Busan and Seoul from July to October.