My Body Is My Queen (work in progress) – oil on canvas.
She speaks when I don’t listen
She sees me when I’m lost
She’s not always forgiving
Because she pays the cost
I only know I love her
Cause she’s my only one
I’m sorry for the damage
That cannot be undone
She tells me everything
That I need to know
If I don’t listen good
In sickness it will show
There’s nothing in between
My body never lies to me
My body is my queen
My ruler, my guide, everything
My body is my queen
oil & egg tempera on linen
I recently came across some photos of old paintings and i totally fell in love with them. At this time i was really focused on merged body parts with a more grotesque feel. I love it! I remember being really focused on this style of work but galleries in the uk didn’t seem to be interested. In fact, i remember one gallery saying they would be happy to show my work, as long as i ‘toned it down a bit’. Too freaky! Honestly, i loved doing more disturbing paintings. They were more directly linked to how i was feeling at the time. Putting these feelings into pictures was amazingly fulfilling.
It’s great to be back painting again! I’m starting to feel like a normal human being again after quitting my job! Well, almost normal. Here’s ‘Rainbow Eye’
This is an oil on canvas painting measuring 8×8 inches.
Which also looks totally amazing through my bf’s psychedelic, kaleidoscope filter
This painting is now available through my Etsy Shop
Here is one of my latest commissioned pieces titled ‘Parklife’.
My friend Kirsty asked me to create an original painting with a ‘Britpop’ theme for a charity event she is organizing soon. She’s hosting a 90’s & Britpop night at The Booth Hall in Hereford. The painting will be auctioned off on the night along with lots of other cool britpop goodies. All profits for the evening go to St Michael’s Hospice.
I didn’t want to do the obvious thing for this brief, for example, a painting of a mod target with a guitar in the middle, or a portrait of Liam Gallagher. No! Instead, i decided to take inspiration from a britpop classic. Plus, I’ve never painted a pigeon before and thought it was rather fun coupled up with the opening lyrics to Parklife. This painting was completed quickly in 4 and a half hours.
I really like the idea of illustrating song lyrics! This has given me a cool idea for another possible, themed exhibition. Yay.
Check out the link for more info on Kirsty’s event.
Britpop & 90’s night at The Booth Hall on the 3rd June
It’s been a while since I last put on a solo exhibition. Gone are the days where you could just bang a nail in a wall “sigh”. My best buddy and occasional stress reliever, Mr Blu Tack has been banished too. Today I was at De Koffie Pot Gallery on Hereford’s Left Bank Village, hanging my new exhibition. The complex is situated on the banks of the river Wye and has a beautiful feel to it. It’s a nice slice of city/country life.
Today was great. I had fun hanging my work and listening to all the activity going on around me. My February collection filled up the wall space nicely and I’m pleased with how it’s all looking. I have a few more finishing touches to add tomorrow morning and then the setup is complete and ready for the private view on the evening. I’ve made a playlist of the music i was listening to throughout my painting challenge which will be played at tomorrow nights viewing. I’m looking forward to it! Just got to decide what to wear 🙂
Heeeeeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny. Only joking! Here’s painting #25 in my February Challenge. This painting took 3 hours (UPDATE: This painting has now sold). Whilst i was working on this piece, I made the decision to keep the last remaining paintings in this challenge under wraps, because…..
This is happening and I’m so excited about it!
All the paintings will be for sale along with some limited edition prints. I can’t wait!
Another simple idea came out this evening 🙂 3 and a half hours. UPDATE: This painting is now sold.
Soundtrack for this evening was Kate Bush, Before The Dawn.
It felt like i was lacking in, one of my five a day. This little poisoned apple took 3 and a half hours. I don’t think I’ve ever painted fruit before! Weird. I’m actually really fond of this one 🙂
Soundtrack for this evening was more Muchuu and some Cherryshoes.
This painting was slightly more fiddly than some of the others. It took 5 hours to finish. UPDATE: This painting is now sold
Soundtrack for this evening was Muchuu, Dream Wife and Eels
Today’s image was a flamingo. Yay. I went with some more swirly vibes for this one, which also sits well with a few of the other paintings in my February collection. This one took 4 hours.
Soundtrack for this evening was the Yeah Yeah Yeahs 🙂