Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Collective Art Brewing - Series Six

Last year my Winged Torpedo ink drawing was chosen to be one of the designs that appeared in 'Series 5', the range of art labels that adorn a limited run (albeit a run in the thousands) of beer bottles from Collective Arts Brewing.

This year I'm happy to announce that out of the 2000+ submissions to Series 6 my Spidey Pods design was selected to be one of the 68 new labels. It is number twelve in the series. This new label is based upon one of my signed, limited edition, screen print designs, details of which can be viewed here.

And as a way of celebrating selection to Series 6, I'll be offering a half price sale on all of my currently available prints on paper, for the next 30 days. If you are interested in any of them then simply email me at with the code 'SPIDEY-BREW' and I'll get back to you.

Now, remember to drink responsibly - and if you can't be sensible, then do what I do, and drink loads of water and scoff a big alcohol-absorbing pasty before you go to bed.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Featured in University of Northampton Prospectus 2016

Having left college in the late-80s and gone straight into a four year job as a technical illustrator for a Japanese company, followed by another four years working as a magazine illustrator, I didn't end up going to university until I was a mature student (well, technically mature). And I'm thankful that I did take that time out before re-entering education, because I'm pretty sure that if I had of gone straight from college to university, instead of being the working hard and playing hard twenty seven year old that In was, I fear that I'd just have been the party-hard nineteen year old, and totally wasted my time at uni.

I got a lot out of my time studying at University of Northampton, so when I was asked if I would like to be featured in their 2016 prospectus I was more than happy to say yes. One of the bonuses of saying yes was that the university sent the very talented photographer, Paul Michael Hughes, round to my studio to set up a shoot, and Paul very generously said that I could use the photos for my own art publicity purposes; a prime example of which is those used in this recent article on me and my studio for Artfinder - Work It! A look inside our artists' studios....

Monday, 2 May 2016

Friday Night at The Museum

I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone that I spoke to on Friday evening, and for their compliments about the work that I was exhibiting at the Victoria and Albert Museum's latest monthly Friday Late view.

For this Friday Late, Baroque to the Future, I had five of my sculptures on display in the V&A's Sculpture Gallery, at the foot of the National Art Library staircase. They ranged in size from my Orifice Tower sculpture, which stands at two metres tall, right down to my Spider Box piece at around twenty five centimetres tall. It seemed a fitting venue in which display these works as the vast majority of the materials from which the sculptures are constructed, originally came from old frames, backboards, and sections of antique packing crates, that the V&A had thrown out.

This last photo was taken my one of my V&A colleagues, Peter Kelleher, who was documenting the evening's proceedings.