Thursday, January 19, 2012

Every year I do a special Valentine's Day print for all you helpless romantics out there !

Here's this years one ! It measures 28.5 x 35cm and you can get one for £120 from my shop Ryantown in London or on the internet from my etsy shop by clicking this link

The print comes in 3 slightly different versions, man & woman, woman & woman and man & man.

And the words on the prints read.

‘All of the thoughts that I have held inside me ever since I was very small, silly fancies, grandiose ideas and embarrassing and happy and silly dreams that were always just mine and mine alone.
Could I share with you, and you alone, everything that lives inside my heart and my head that I have never shared with anyone but myself all of the years I have lived so far until now.’

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yesterday, we tested out colours for my new 2012 mug and they came out brilliantly!!! They are two-colour mugs in 3 different colours which you can see above. The mugs are all hand-made here at the studio and they should be in the Ryantown shop this weekend!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Starting from tomorrow TAG Fine Arts will be representing me (amongst other artists) at the London Art Fair at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London. The dates are:
Tues 17 January | 6pm – 9pm (Invited guests / Preview & Six Day Ticket Holders)
Wed 18 January | 11am – 9pm
Thurs 19 January | 11am – 9pm
Fri 20 January | 11am – 7pm
Sat 21 January | 10am – 7pm
Sun 22 January | 10am – 5pm

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My good friend Jeb Loy Nichols has used my artwork on his new album. Jeb is a writer, musician AND an artist. Three things he does incredibly well! Click here read all about him and check out some of his music on youtube!
This really good new LP doesn't come out until March but its getting a few spins on the radio so I thought it might be worth a mention.
The water color on the inside of the sleeve 'I walked and I thought...' is a picture I did many years ago and Jeb owns.
I speak to jeb on the phone pretty much every day and we play soul records we've discovered down the phone to each other and talk about lots of good stuff, Werner Klempererer, Frank Gorshin's incredible impressions of burt lancaster and Rod steiger, my love of Howard Stern, his hatred of Howard Stern and loads more other good stuff !!!
This year we are bringing out a special edition of the album with stories on one side and Jeb's songs on the other !

Friday, January 06, 2012

I was asked by the publishers, Sceptre, to write a bit about 25 year-old self to celebrate their 25th birthday. They have published various writers' stories of being 25 in this little book. If its too small to read, here is what it says:

'I turned 25 in November 1987, when I was in my final year at the Royal College of Art. I got married to my wife Lorna who I had been going out with since I was 18 and we had been living together since we were 19. Since then our two daughters have been born, gone to school, university and left home and now it is 25 years later, and once more its just me and Lorna at home together - as the great Gilbert O'Sullivan sang, 'alone again naturally'

Thursday, January 05, 2012

To welcome in 2012, we're doing a lucky dip at Ryantown shop, 126 Columbia Road!! If you spend £10 or more, you get a free lucky dip of one of the presents wrapped up here.
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!