Friday, 31 December 2010

Farewell to 2010...

I have to say that 2010 sucked. Bigtime. Ive had years where things have been up and down, as does everyone- but never have i had a year where the bad has so dramatically outweighed the good. And im going to blame it on the year itself purely as it seems like its not just affected myself and my family but the vast majority of the people i encounter all have had similar tales of bad luck throughout the year.

Im not going to continue to waffle about all that has happened this year (there has been some good points by the way- its wasnt all bad!), but lets just say i am looking forward to the new year like never before. So in short, goodbye 2010- glad we were just passing through, please dont visit again!

I hope that you have all had a great Christmas holiday and that you have a great time on New Years Eve- whatever youre up to. Heres to a better, brighter 12 months!


Thursday, 23 December 2010

The Long Walk Teaser...

I released a small Instagram pic of part of my piece for the Corey Helford Gallery group show 'In the Nursery' a couple of days ago but wanted to share a slightly bigger version- it doesnt show much more than the other pic but it is a bit bigger and a lot clearer!

My piece is entitled 'The Long Walk' and was painted with a cross of creepy / cute that im getting to feel quite comfortable with now. I also wanted to do something that i would be happy to have up in my own daughters room, fortunately / unfortunately shes a bit young to appreciate the darker side. Its approx 550x550mm (22" sq) digital painting mounted on board and framed. The show starts the 29th Jan 2011 and will be available to purchase from CHG. I think the online preview will be going out a week or so before the show starts.

The list of artists involved so far will make an awesome show and im honoured to be a part of it. Heres a list of some of the artists showing: Aiko, Chris Anthony, Shawn Barber, Scott G. Brooks, Ray Caesar, Sas and Colin Christian, Ben Eine, Korin Faught, Sarah Folkman, Paul Frank, Harma Heikens, Hush, Anita Kunz, Michael Mararian, Elizabeth McGrath, Brandi Milne, Billy Norrby, Brendan Sharkey, Natalie Shau, Mike Stilkey, David Stoupakis, Sage Vaughn, Nick Walker, Martin Wittfooth and Chet Zar.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Saint Criminal Live...

My piece for the guys at T-post mag (check the previous post here if you missed it) has been released into the wild. Head over to the T-post site and read the article for issue 60 here.

In other news, some of you may have noticed i havent been around much over the last week or so- nothing new there, but its because im trying to wrap up a new piece which is going to the Corey Helford Gallery in LA for their Jan group show 'In the nursery'. For some reason this piece has been giving me a few headaches (an armidillo took a hell of a lot longer than i anticipated!!) but hopefully it will be worthwhile in the end. I will try and post up a teaser at some point.

Today we found out that after 7 years we are having to move (we rent our home btw) and find somewhere else to live. Its a real bummer, as a family we have put down roots here but it doesnt look like we will be able to afford to live elsewhere in Bath (its a stupidly over priced region to live in!). Hopefully we will find somewhere suitable sooner rather than later. Trying not to let it stress us out too much- especially with christmas round the corner. 2010 has utterly sucked and i will be glad to see the back of it! Looking forward to 2011!!