Friday, 24 October 2014

Works in Progress for September/October 2014

What I'm currently working on.

Wall based collage - acrylic paint, gaffa tape, pen on paper, magazine cut outs, canvas. 

Wall based collage - acrylic paint, wooden frame, canvas.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Something Like Now

I exhibited a new painting, For all the Grunge People and the Lovers in the Audience, at Manchester's Cardroom gallery.

"Something Like Now is the inaugural exhibition in Cardroom a new gallery that is moving in to the space in Crusader Mill previously occupied by Malgras|Naudet. Two curatorial committees run the space, each curating separate programmes from the same venue for a maximum of two years. For the first exhibition the members of each committee have been asked to invite an artist/curator to show work alongside them. Some obliged, some refused, some bent the rules. The exhibition has no further curatorial remit but instead functions to introduce the space and its committees to a wider community of artists. We thought about calling it something like “introducing” or “us” but nothing seemed to quite project the spirit we had hoped for. So in the end we settled so for
“Something Like Now”"

 For all the Grunge People and the Lovers in the Audience 2014. Oil, Acrylic, spraypaint, gloss on canvas. 210x230cm

 Exhibition shot with Rosanne Robertson during her performance piece at the PV

 Also on show, I enjoyed the work of (L-R) Jason Simpson, Hannah Brown and Ilona Kiss.

Show runs until 8th August

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Take Away Colour on show in A6 exhibition at PS Mirabel gallery

A6 opened this week at PS Mirabel gallery. A collaborative show with artists from Bankley, Mirabel and Third Floor studios. I had an experimental piece of work entitled Take Away Colour on show. The preview evening proved a great success, so heres to more collaboration between Manchester's finest creative hubs! 

 Particularly enjoyed the curation of my piece next to the work of Clair Graubner
More info on the show at

More pics of the opening and artist info at

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Work in progressesss

Studio activity.

Work in progress, I am determined these paintings WILL be finished in the forseeable future.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

New studio panoramaaaah!

So this week I painted over the last of the evidence at my old studio and said my final farewells to its floorboards. I moved studio, made sure the kettle still worked, and set myself up for a new start. Though I am still working on the same paintings, it feels good to be in a new environment! Especially whilst it is this tidy...which it wont be for long...

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Work in progress shots

A glimpse of what I'm up to at the moment. This month will see me move studio. I work best to a deadline, so I'm using the move as a catalyst to finish two works which I have been developing for quite some time. I'm not sure I'll reach this goal...

 Just checking I can still paint on a humble square.