Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Lomo Camera people sent me this Lomo 'Diana' to customise. It had a bit of a bobbly textured surface that didnt encourage things to be stuck to it so me and the most excellent and lovely Noortje (on extended loan to me from the Eindhoven Design Academy) made little paper stencils and colored it with spray paint.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My "Our Adventure" lasercuts have been cut out and mounted. They'll be in RYANTOWN this weekend and are also available from my Etsy shop Here

Monday, March 22, 2010

Recipe for Disaster......Having a sort out through a load of old stuff this weekend my wife found this collection of rambling drivel in one of her old recipe books. It was written 19 years ago when I was out of college a few years and by the look of things I was having a bit of soul searching about what this whole 'art' thing was about.I had a young family and was worried about money (and the lack of it)and our future prospects (and the lack of them) It's funny but I guess I would say the same sort of thing now !

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Following on in the shortest series on the planet of picture I own and love, this is another Ardizzone illustration, it is the last picture in Eleanor Estes book 'Pinkie Pye'. It reminds me of the end of a perfect summer day sitting on a little balcony enjoying warm cool of evening. I dont have a porch but one day... one day...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spring is coming I'm sure, on summer afternoons in the studio I have to pull the blinds down on some of the windows because the sun shines too brightly onto the big desk, recently I've been balancing a few paper and lazercut thingies on the window frames and was surprised at how nice they looked as shadows when for the first time in 2010 the blinds came down in the daytime !

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

It's always a day of major excitement when a delivery arrives from the lazercutters ! Seeing them all piled up on top of each creating deep canyons is one of the few brief moments when I see my work as 'sculpture'.

My shop Ryantown in London's Columbia Rd has got a blog that I have neglected to keep updated for a while now....but all this is going to change !!
Cynthia, who runs the shop is going to take over the Blog from now on and I am sure it is going to a constant delight to check into on a regular basis.

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Friday, March 05, 2010

I work everyday at this big desk and I thought it might be a good idea to send my trust assistant Hazel up a very high step ladder to take a snap of the entire thing from above. It's not as exciting an image I thought it might be but it was a pretty impressive angle to show off my Krusty the Clown hair do in all it's bald and awful glory !!

Every year around this time I make a St. Patricks day card to send to family and various friends and in case anyone's interested it's posted up here New Stuff Blog

Thursday, March 04, 2010

... and it ends up looking like this !
Facts alert ! The paint I use is the Montana Gold range and this has been sprayed 'True Blue'. It has been lightly stuck down with pva onto art white foamcore board.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I am a bit in love with the town of Rye in Sussex, so when I was invited by a magazine to create a poster a la homage to the beautiful posters advertising seaside towns produced by British Railway Companies in the 30s, 40s and 50s Rye was always going to be my town of choice ! This is almost finished. I cut my papercuts out of the same paper and spray color it afterwards ....

Monday, March 01, 2010

This funny little drawing hangs in my living room, it doesn't have a title and is one of many thousands of pencil studies Stanley Spencer must have made in his incredibly productive life. Lots of people see the womans figure as an owl ! The fact that she is headless and armless doesn't help though I'm sure would have been of interest to Freud ! The clinging boy seems to be naked and dressed at the same time ! Hmm.

On the website there is a new picture of a skateboard collaboration I did with London based Skate board Supremos luvnskate go here New Stuff Blog