Wednesday, 21 August 2013


My final show preparations are going slowly going to plan.  There is a lot of excitement appearing though (and stress too) but its all part of the fun. 

The space is icy white and is waiting for me to hang the first of the objects - I begin tomorrow.  The little beauties you see in the picture below are the elements of one piece, cast in concrete - they look quite sinister here, really 'slug' like.  Watch this space for more 'leaks'.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

New Art West Midlands - Selected!

Well, it's been a while, sorry.  Working towards my final show and waiting for the stress to kick in! Some good news.  I've been selected for the New Art West Midlands 2014 exhibition.  It means a great deal to me because it acknowledges my commitment creating and being involved in art in the West Midlands and re-enforces my decision to leave my job and study at BIAD.  I visited the exhibition earlier this year and was really impressed with the high standard of work on show.  I think what most impressed me though was the placing of contemporary art in the Museum and Art Gallery alongside the permanent exhibits.  I spent a lot of my misplaced youth in this place staring at the 19th Century paintings on show in the Pre-Raphaelite Gallery when I should have been at Art College - I guess my time there paid off and I'll hopefully be placed near to some of my teenage 'heroes'.  Anyway, onwards and upwards.  More news soon....

Friday, 2 August 2013

Chris Bourke Hearts

The hardest working artist I know, Chris Bourke, is having a special event this Sunday.  He's selling off 50 beautiful sacred heart hand painted lino prints.  Get yours, only at 7pm!  There's a nice video featuring all of the prints which can be seen at