Well 2011 tailed off somewhat didn't it? This, and issues various relating to this (including the undertaking of a greater role in the family business) is the reason (click on the image):
With regards to drawing & painting, the following football card-themed portraits were alas unfinished by the time of the Delapre Abbey Christmas Craft Fair (otherwise superbly organised by my better half), as Greaves, Keegan & Moore all failed late fitness tests:
'Product' of one kind or another will be fashioned from these at some stage.
Some work was completed as the year petered out however, in the shape of a couple of pet portraits (Maisie on the left, Megan centre), and a piece accepted for the Fishmarket's final show, the 2011 Open Exhibition. The work is entitled 'Super Avilyn' and is inspired by antiquated video, whilst the venue is about to be flattened to make way for a replacement for the notorious building currently fused to that featured here.
The Fishmarket always seemed to struggle to live up to its' sheer scale; the little fella at the top of this post on the other hand punched above his weight for 65 solid years. His tale, my friends, is not over yet.
Happy new year!
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
A photographic digression is on offer at the Plasm Etsy shop from today, in the shape of five small (just under A5) giclee prints highlighting the sci-fi brutalist wonders of Northampton architecture. Featured in digitally coloured, hand-numbered and signed limited edition splendour and printed on Photo Rag 308gsm stock are views of Riverside House (above), Weston Favell Shopping Centre (below), Belgrave House, Standens Barn Underpass and Compton House.
You see, it's not all about Greyfriars round here. Collect them all!
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Further front row manouevres at the Plasm Etsy shop see Lewis Hamilton revving into view as the Silverstone Grand Prix weekend begins. Another finest quality limited edition A3 giclee print of an original acrylic painting (this time on Photo Rag 308gsm stock), this print is not only available once more via the thumbnail link top-right of this post, but as a high street exclusive at The Mulberry Tree, 169 Watling Street West, Towcester.
If Mr Hamilton can stay on the track and register a podium finish (under doubtless pressure from Red Bull's immovable duo of Vettel & Webber - also available in Plasm print form), this would make the perfect British GP souvenir, seeing as The Mulberry Tree's multifarious gift-related range resides in screeching earshot of the circuit.
And even if he can't, it still would. If you see what I mean.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
The Plasm Etsy shop is open once more with two brand new, high-end prints. As an opener to a series of full colour Formula One Motorsport portraits, Red Bull's fearsome duo of reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber are now available.
These hand-numbered (both in limited editions of 20) and signed A3 giclee reproductions of original acrylic paintings have been printed on Torchon Embossed 285gsm stock, and would either make ideal gifts for Father's Day (19th June in the UK) or souvenirs of the British Grand Prix on Sunday 10th July.
For further details on purchase and shipping, click on the 'Plasm Etsy Shop' thumbnail link on the right-hand sidebar.
Thursday, 28 April 2011
Great private view. Sold all my paintings & made millions of pounds. Fantastic general standard of work, lead as far as I could see by Simon Davis, awesome portrait and comics artist.
My contributions are by the lift on the top floor (see pic), and the show runs until the 7th of May. Decent semifreddo at Pasta di Piazza opposite the gallery.
Monday, 25 April 2011
And a quick heads-up if you're in Birmingham over the next couple of weeks, as two of my paintings have been selected as part of the RBSA Open Portrait show. Lovely surprise this, as I only found out about the opportunity to contribute perilously close to the deadline and my submissions were accordingly composed in some haste over a matter of days. Hope it doesn't show too much.
The exhibition runs until the 7th of May, and hopefully there'll be some further posting subsequent to the private view on Wednesday. Portrait commissions are, of course, massively welcome.