BEST JOINED UP @ TUCK SHOP

Best Joined Up

Soundwave Croatia is only a few weeks away and we’re getting ready to get painty.. We recently took the Best Joined Up experience to the CLA / Bussey Building in Peckham, for an evening of Music and Live Art. I was really pleased to join forces with Point273 and Candy Lo for a bit of a doodle..

Affordably Affordable Street Art Boutique

Yesterday saw the opening of a new street art pop-up Gallery in Margate, by the whirlwind Ayaan, organiser of the annual all female paint jam, Femme Fierce. There is an impressive collection of artists involved, with a selection of prints and originals from INKIE (UK), Otto Schade (Chile), Fio Silva (Argentina), Zina (Norway), Parlee ERZ (UK), DICE67 (UK), Perspicere (UK), Tommy Gurr (UK), Dream Safari (UK) and many others. I have a mixture of tees, prints and jewellery on sale and enjoyed meeting fellow artists Giusi Tomasello, Darkissed Dayze and Gary Alford Art to paint the boarding on a disused former restaurant overlooking the beach.

For more info and pictures from the opening.. please check out my FB page or take a look at the Affordably Affordable Street Art Boutique page for more news

New Year, New Site, New Prints

Pyklops London Prints

Time to kick the year off with a fresh start.. Last year I moved to London to begin a new job, but slowed down on my available time for creativity. So now I’m settled here, I’ve vowed to make a change this year and get back into creating and exhibiting a series of new works. Coming up in March, is the next chapter of Femme Fierce, with the 2015 event looking even bigger and better than last year. In the meantime, I have recently released three new digital prints on my store, which are now available to purchase… Fingers crossed 2015 will be busy and painty xx

C21 Project – Cardiff University

C21-Commission

Last week saw my first commission ‘unveiling’ at Cardiff University Hospital Wales, for the launch of their C21 Project. The piece is to commemorate the new curriculum for medical students in Cardiff and a new building which provides high tech research facilities to its students. I was very pleased to attend the event, which was opened by Professor John Bligh, Dean of Medicine.. Big thanks to Cardiff M.A.D.E Gallery for their support.

Music Maker: Exhibition August 2013

Music Maker: Inspirations and Creations 3 Day Exhibition = 9th-11th August 2013 Hosted by Pyklops at Printhaus Workshops (Cardiff)

Over the early part of 2013 I had been working on a series of digital prints using a process which mixed up two of my favourite pass times, listening to music and geeking out over software. The process started for a variety of reasons, because mostly as my daily creative time was spent on a Greyhound bus travelling to and from my day job, as an IT geek.

All prints were made from inspirations of tunes I’d been listening to on my journeys and with tools I could carry around with me: A small sketchbook, pencils, my phone and my favoured apps. Each started with a hand drawn piece, which is then scanned, transferred to iPhone, updated in an app to add vectors to the base image, then converted to PDF, before transferring back to the laptop, to be completed in photoshop, with a mixture of textures taken from my photography.

So once I got into the swing of using this process to create each image, it led me to seek out how other artists were inspired or directed by these two stimulae. To explore this further, I hosted a 3 day show at the Printhaus, to explore methods in which a selection of artists have embraced these two influences / stimulus, to generate a selection of their works.

Information about the artists and event can be seen here