Monday, 10 December 2012

Okada's Well

Acrylic, Oil, Gloss, Spraypaint, Household paint on canvas

 Detail 2

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Art is for Life

'Carnivàle' and 'It's Just a Ride' were selected for the Art is For Life Christmas group show at Cultivate Gallery on Vyner Street, London. Its opened last night for First Thursdays. Great little gallery and a great turn out!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Drift

'The Drift' is currently on display at Joel Francois Salon, Chorlton. I am enjoying seeing The Drift displayed against the exposed brick interior.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Manchester World’s Fair 2012 : The future of our planet

'It Was Like Walking Into a Lung' got put up at this exhibition at Vault in Manchester's Northern Quarter. A group show with loads of great local talent. Loved the theme of this exhibition in particular - found it highly appropriate to my work.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

It's Just a Ride

Acrylic, oil, spraypaint on canvas.

Detail 1.
Detail 2.

It was Like Walking Into a Lung


This qualifies as a baby painting.
Acrylic, oil on canvas.

Monday, 15 October 2012

And'Art Casablanca

In September I was privileged to be chosen to take part in a residency with Terre Sans Frontiere in Casablanca.

The experience was fascinating on many levels. A mix of cultures brought together to respond to the setting of Casablanca through a variety of artistic media. Musicians, sculptors, photographers, painters and animators both international and local to Morocco collaborated and worked individually to overcome language barriers and create fantastic art and music synergy.

Here's what I got up to -

Collaborative work; Our animation entitled 'Casa Blanca'

With Aïmen Hachem, Music (Morocco)
Stephanie Carlton-Smith, Sculptor (London)
Kim Alexander, Animator/Illustrator (London)

 Stop motion painting of our White House

 Stop motion Atlas, made from gravel, sand and local spices.
 A stop motion painting scene, up on the roof with a view of Casa's landscape.
 Another scene; cameo's from some of the many, many kittens and cats that roam free on the streets of Casa.

 Waiting for a 'petit taxi', which we drove around in to film our White House against a back drop of an evolving Casablanca.
Kim and Aimen filmed our taxi ride from Aimen's scooter. There was no budget for stunt doubles, it really was them.

Watch the animation on YouTube!

Collaboration with Camilla Helen Brendon (London) ; an experimental drawing installation, with documenting through photography and video by Marina Velez Vago(Cambridge)
and Andy Sawyer (Manchester)

My Personal work

Acrylic paint, watercolour paper and found materials (cardboard, concrete floor tile.)

Thanks to Andy Sawyer (Manchester)for the photographs, he's dead good at them.

Thank you to Amy Smyth-Said and Saad Eddine Said the co-ordinators of And'Art and Terre Sans Frontiere

Lots of love to everyone involved xx


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Atelier East Summer Exhibition

'Spilt' was chosen to be exhibited in the Atelier East Summer Exhibition, which ran from July to September, at the Wisbech&Fenland Museum.

More info here

Photos by  Mark Shihadeh, and Gary Paul Edwards

Monday, 3 September 2012

It Warn't no Time to be Sentimentering

Finishing a painting is the best feeling in the world.

'It Warn't no Time to be Sentimentering ', September 2012.

Oil, Acrylic, Gloss, spraypaint on canvas. Dimensions at greatest points 110x110cm

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


I never show my sketchbooks these days.

Niki visited yesterday, he takes pictures and draws pictures. See here