RAINBOW EYE – new painting

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’

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This is an oil on canvas painting measuring 8×8 inches.

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Which also look totally amazing through my bf’s psychedelic, kaleidoscope filter

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This painting is now available through my Etsy Shop

 

 

 

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COMMISSIONED WORK – BRITPOP!

Here is one of my latest commissioned pieces titled ‘Parklife’.

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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

Hang time! Setting up my exhibition

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 🙂

Painting #25 – February Challenge

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…..

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This is happening and I’m so excited about it!

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All the paintings will be for sale along with some limited edition prints. I can’t wait!

Painting #23 – February Challenge

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 🙂

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Soundtrack for this evening was more Muchuu and some Cherryshoes.

Painting #19 – February Challenge

This painting was Inspired by tonight’s soundtrack and song lyrics by the wonderful Raymond Weatherill AKA ‘Dirty Ray’ ( i hope you don’t mind Ray x x ) This one took 3 and a half hours. Ray’s Original lyrics are:

Put all your sins in a basket, far too heavy to hold, find the beauty in your sadness, when you’re alone. Taken from the  song ‘Old Man In Young Mans Shoes’.

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Dirty Ray – Big World For A Little Man.