A massive thank you from myself and the whole Living Free collective to everyottne who has supported us in any way shape or form. This was only our second show ever!
It wouldn’t have been possible without the Creative Debuts team. They’ve been incredible throughout the whole process and we fully support their movement. All the hard work was warmly received, and as ever I have been overwhelmed by the positive response.
Below are some photos of the launch night captured by Jonathan Simpson.
The event is on until 2nd May and I have a lot more planned. So watch this space.
Our month long residency at Matthews Yard Gallery in Croydon as part of the Living Free Art Collective starts tomorrow, 7th October until 1st November 2015.
Below are some of the key pieces available to purchase during the event, every one of them handmade, one-off originals, never to be recreated.
Click on the images for a closer look
Installation made from wood, lead, using x-rays retrieved from around the world (one from a friends sister in Poland) to represent everything to do with equality.
(Smaller three x-ray piece available in white or black frame)
Mixed media collage backed on US dollar covered wood.
The skull, representing evil, is a collage entirely made up of different currencies from Egyptian pounds to Disney dollars, leather wallets, old credit cards, financial times clippings, coins etc.
Mixed media collage, using ink, spray paint and paint.
This collage is entirely made up of American packaging, money, Disney dollars etc. It’s an ironic look at what the Native Americans would essentially lose their land for.
Mixed media collage on road sign.
I wanted to create an urban fox entirely made from rubbish and items I found while on my travels around Croydon. It’s been in the making for around a year, trying to find each perfect piece such as old rusty coke cans etc. Made on an old discarded road sign, spray painted white with a few of the original features left coming through.
The piece represents the way a fox improvises due to the environment, by foraging and scavenging.
Graffiti inspired spray painted skull in presentation box
A portrait of my Uncle, created in ink, marker and splashes of paint for his awesome beard, all backed on pages from Charles Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop
If you are interested in bespoke portraits of yourself our your loved ones, please contact me for details
Mixed media collage on canvas, spray paint and ink.
Ink and spray paint on glass.
I will be taking over Matthews Yard along with some other local artists in October find more details on our events page closer to the event.
I was asked to design a skull with roses & some red involved for a shin tattoo.
I get asked all the time to do designs for tattoos, though most tattooists are great illustrators, so I usually tell people to go to them to do it as Im very busy doing other artwork nowadays.
I charge about £25 an hour to design them. Currently in the chair being tattooed as I type!
Trying out different skulls ?
Geometric Skull on Acetate (transparent plastic)
- Drawn in Ink
- Thickened in Pen
- Montana White spray paint
- Then painted in Grey, black & white acrylic
- Touched up again with black ink.
This is supposed to look sketchy & imperfect.
By using acetate, you can use light so that the piece can be changed by any surface it is put in front of.