For the past 6 months I have been branding a new Japanese street food concept called Sutikku! The launch coincided with the finale of Chinese New Year so it has been an extra exciting February for me!!!
Thank you Liverpool local TV for interviewing me about my commission! I sound so strange on telly and waffle on a bit but hope everyone got the gist! haha And to all the other press reports too! A massive thank you!
What a journey this has been! I want to thank culture Liverpool for bringing my animals to life! I hope everyone has had a wonderful Chinese new year and you continue to enjoy finding these 12 beauties around the city centre!!!
At the beginning of January I was commissioned by Culture Liverpool to under take the massive job of doing the Art work for this years Chinese New Year festival. This year is the year of the pig and the theme for the festival was the storey of the Chinese great race. My job was to create the 12 Chinese zodiac animals and each one would be presented in some form around the city centre for the public to find. They were each assigned a building so I wanted to give each animal its own personality so they would come alive from each of the buildings! They are being released 1 a day apart from Sundays they release 2, from the 1st Feb culminating on Sunday the 10th with the grand finale of the Festival and the revealing of the Pig Artwork! Its been a thrilling journey and challenge and I am loving watching each animal come to life on the buildings!
Friday night was the private view for our 3rd Liverpool School group exhibition. It is at the amazing Atkinson gallery in Southport and is on until October. I am showing 8 framed limited prints, go and check the wonderful work:-D
After 3676 visitors and 32 painting sales our exhibition is finally finished ❤💙💛💚💜🖤 Such a pleasure to be part of such a succesful show and an enormous thank you to Paul Mellor and John Elcock for making it happen 👏😌❤💙💜💛💚🖤 Head down and back to work for my next exhibition in September 💃🎉💜!
After 2 long weeks of baking in the heat in this fabulous window space my painting, all 10 foot long of it, is finally done! It was such a pleasure and thank you to everyone who gave me a knock and a wave in support!
I have started my live painting live in our gallery window for the duration of our group exhinition 'a long the river run' as part of the Independents Biennial!!! Give me a knock and follow me on instagram for live painting progress :-D
As part of our amazing exhibition 'a long the riverrun' I will be doing a live painting in our gallery window! Yes I am mad! We hung the 10 foot wood yesterday all ready for me to start work next Wednesday the 11th July. A big massive thank you to the guys at Cass Art Liverpool for sponsoring me and giving me loads of free paint! Woohoo!
This summer, eleven of Liverpool’s leading visual artists will exhibit in a show for the Independents Biennial 2018 (IB18) exploring current practice in contemporary painting in the city.
From 14-29 July 2018 the former George Henry Lees department store will be transformed into a temporary exhibition space to offer a unique snapshot of modern figurative and abstract painting in Liverpool.
Taking its title from the first and last lines of James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake in which the first and last lines join the end to the beginning to start again, a long the riverrun joins together artists with different forms of practice but a common sense of endeavour that is both playful and serious.
The exhibition will occupy the ground floor of the historic store building which first opened in 1897.
The Independents Biennial 2018 (IB18) is the fringe event for the 10th Liverpool Biennial, the UK’s Biennial of contemporary art. The Independents Biennial is led by Art in Liverpool, the city’s leading independent art news website and magazine. The Liverpool Biennial and Independents Biennial will run from 14 July – 28 October 2018
What an exciting year for Liverpool it is this year! It is 10 years since we celebrated the capital of culture and with the Bienniel also this year there is lots going on. I am so happy to be part of the Independents Bienniel and have loads of exciting anouncements to make in the next few months! In the mean time I have quite a few paintings to finish before the exhibitions and print designs for another project I'm working on ;-) watch this space!
Honored to be asked to be part of this years Threshold festival again!!!! A whole weekend jam packed with mega talent! Cant wait!
Really excited to announce our group Exhibition at the newly refurbished Unity Theatre! The Liverpool School collective will be showcasing current work by their 10 members. The show opens wednesday the 17th of Jan and closes the 2nd of March! Get down to see some exceptional Geometric Art!
Private view Tuesday 16th January from 6pm.
With Christmas coming up I thought I would design a few new print designs to brighten your walls. Take a little look!
So I was nominated for the Artist of the year Award at the Knowsley Cultural Awards 2017!
The award ceremony was so much fun! The room was full of extremely talented people that were all so inspirational! I am completely chuffed I won second place! Got my trophy in prize position in my studio!
My heart could explode with happiness and thanks for all who attended my private view night! It was beyond what I could of imagined! Thank you, Thank you!
'My main objective as an Artist is to document my journey through our ever-changing world, observing, growing and learning with every situation life presents. My paintings are records of my existence. They illustrate my day to day, my ups and downs, my madness and my calm. When I paint, I can express all the thoughts that are swirling around my mind. My process is always automatic, from the paint used to the method in which I apply the marks. I combine abstract expression and focused graphical marks and I see all my paintings as self-portraits.
For this series of paintings, I focused my interest on people and their behaviour and how situations in life change people for the better and for worse. We are all human and we all behave in certain ways. Sometimes we affect other people and they affect us. My main objective was to express and reflect on certain feelings and hoped as a result I would gain a better understanding into why we behave the way we do, to learn better ways in communicating and to ultimately become a better version of myself. '
My exhibition will run from the 23rd January through to 20th May 2017.
Huyton Gallery, Library Civic Way, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9GD
Opening Times are:
Mon, Tues and Fri 10am to 5pm, Wed Closed, Thurs and Sat 10am to 1pm
So the day had come for my work to be hung at Huyton Gallery! I had sketch's, plans and more plans on how I wanted my exhibition to be hung and look. I was worried the amazing guys who were hanging my show would tell me my 8 painting piece wouldn't be able to go as high as I wanted it to go but they were massive legends and hung it to perfection :-D!
A couple of days before my private view on the 19th of Jan the producers of Made in Liverpool TV contacted me and asked if they could come and interview me at my private view. I was sooooooo nervous firstly about revealing all my brand new work to everyone an secondly trying not to be too overwhelmed so I could answer questions about my exhibition. I was chuffed though! The show is called the Lowdown and features all the up and coming and current goings on in the North West. Its a very interesting show and I am so happy me and my exhibition were featured on it!!!
Made in Liverpool channels;
Sky channel 117
Freeview channel 7
Virgin Media channel 159