I was recently commissioned to produce two large scale mural works
to go on the side of a new purpose built cinema for patients in
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital by
the CW+ Charity.
I was asked to create two colourful murals on either side of it that would be
uplifting for the patients to see. They feature lots of local
landmarks to spend time looking at and are in the shape of animals.
The patients and staff at the hospital helped me to come up with
ideas for the places to include and which animal shapes to choose.
On one side of the cinema there is a mother and baby rhino made up of
buildings such as the Natural History Museum and the Albert Hall and
on the other side is a leaping fox made up landmarks from Fulham,
Earls Court and Battersea.
Below are the digital illustrations of the Rhinos and Fox and also
the building sketches I made in researching the pieces along with
two initial design ideas.
This is the very latest piece of artwork I have done - 'Bristol Blue', mixed media on paper based on a feathered raptor type dinosaur. It will be on sale on my shop soon. It's unusual in that I'm not doing dinosaurs now.....and I also don't do blog posts now! I just checked in on here and noticed that I haven't posted since 2011. My art has changed a fair bit since the last post, so thought it would be good the put something current up for people to see if they come here.
I seem to remember I stopped doing this blog as it was taking too much time. Sizing all the images, writing all the stuff and publicising all the things I was doing was getting on top of me and getting in the way of doing the actual artwork. I think that also social media like twitter became a faster way of putting news out there. These days I tend to share an image on Instagram via Twitter and Facebook and that's it - job done. Is that enough though these days? Are there people not on those networks who don't see any of this? Does anyone bother much with blogs these days?
It might very well be another two years till I post on here again, so in the meantime might be a good idea to look me up on the aforementioned social media sites.
Gold! always believe in your soul you've got the power to know you're indestructible!
Except, nothing is indestructible or lasts all that long at the top of Picton Street/Ashley Road in Bristol (except maybe the rotting shell of Westmoorland House).
This was a reasonably quick hit on the practice boards. Pattern based design of Parasaurolophus. Went for a decorative look using gold and reds. Concorde for head, SS Great Britain for tail and Suspension Bridge in there. Shout out to Reeps who painted alongside me, all of the people who asked if I was Banksy and especially the dude who suggested the next piece I paint has Jesus in it.
Hello! First blog post of the year sees me involved in some Street Art mural work. I teamed up with artists Boswell and Deams to create a dark style mural on City Road behind Hamilton House in Bristol. It was good fun to do, I enjoyed being out on the street painting again dealing with bad weather, hedges with needles and bottles in, going up and down ladders and dealing with people asking what we were doing. It was most fun to do though as I was working with two great artists who are a good laugh to be around. Anyway here's my part of the production.... It's a kind of Zombie Bristol Dinosaur Stegosaurus. Featuring the Council house, Concorde, SS Great Britain, Suspension Bridge and Cabot Tower. It's pretty close to the sketch I did for it originally as it goes, which is good!
So, Big shout outs to Boswell and Deams and also to Chris of PRSC for ladders and sorting out the wall!
I'm really pleased to be part of this group show at Stolenspace gallery London. The brief was to create an original artwork to the traditional format and size of a Penguin book for a novel of my choice. I of course chose Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Lost World'. I did a neat little pencil drawing of a dinosaur made up of London's Natural History Museum.
Here's more info on the show, private view and the list of great artists involved -
StolenSpace private View Invitation - ‘Never Judge...?’ A Group Show In Association with Penguin Books - Thursday 2nd December, 6-9pm
Artists exhibiting Alex Fakso, Alexander Korzer Robinson, Alexone, Alex Trochut, All City Media, Anders Nilsen, Andrew Council, Angela Lizon, Anthony Burril, Anthony Lister, Arth Daniels, Blek Le Rat, Brad Downey, Brian Cairns, Buff Monster, C215, Chris Stain, Chistopher Silas Neal, CUM, Cyclops, DEM, D*FACE, David Bray, David Gentleman, Dave Kinsey, David Walker, Dominique Holmes, Eelus, EINE, Elsa Mora, EMA, Evan Hecox, Faris Badwan, Filthy Luker, Gabriel Dubois, Gary Taxali, Gerald Laing, Graham Dolphin, gray318, Hanna Melin, Hellovon, Ian Stevenson, James Alexander Burbidge, Jaybo, Jeff Antebi, Jeff Fisher, Jim Houser, Jonathan Darby, Jon Burgerman, John Pound, John Slade, Julie Verhoeven, Hanna Melin, Kai & Sunny, Kate Gibb, Kathryn Macnaughton, Kid Acne, Kristian Hammerstad, KRSN, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Herald, Marta Cerda, Matt Eco, Matt Small, Methane Studios, Michael De Feo, Mike Stilkey, Mr Jago, Mysterious Al, Mudwig, Parra, Pete Fowler, Rico, Ripo, ROA, Ronzo, Roxanne Jackson, Rul/Vomitorium, Russell Maurice, Russ Mills, Ryan Bubnis, Sam Flores, SAN, Shepard Fairey, Sickboy, Skull Phone, Steff Plaetz, Sylvia Ji, Tara McPherson, The London Police, Tim Bessell, Tom J Newell, Toshikazu Nozaka, Tristan Eaton, Usugrow, Viktor Vauthier, Vinnie Nylon, Will Barras, WK Interact, Word To Mother, Zosen
The age old proverb is easier said than done, when choosing a read who can't be swayed by good cover art the cover after all has the job of explaining thousands of words in an instant. StolenSpace in association with Penguin Books plan to celebrate the art of the book cover with a show entitled ' Never Judge?’ For this exhibition we will be filling the gallery with original book covers exclusively created for this show by our favourite artists from around the world, there will also by gyclée prints available from some of the pieces created. The show promises to be a visual feast working in conjunction with Penguin Books and their upcoming Penguin Essentials project
For an advance preview of work available please contact Leon available at the gallery +44 207 247 2684 email: email@example.com
I use my drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely
intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to
dinosaurs mobilized by ‘lots of stuff’. I was trained in the
traditional techniques of animation and drawing, becoming influenced
by Miyazaki and Geoff Darrow amongst others. I use a combination of
graphics, line drawing, ink and paint pen to create my beasts and I am
now assaulting windows and walls with my unique menagerie.