The opening evening of my 'Featured Artist' exhibition at the Studio Upstairs gallery in Croydon went well, with a good attendance and some impressive live music from 'Five Minutes Later'.
Not only did I have some selected pieces at the front of the gallery, but I managed to take over the window, too, with a range of artworks, cushions, prints and other merchandise tastefully arranged by the gallery. I've attached here some photos from Studio Upstairs, and used with permission, along with links to some video that they shot on the night. The work is available to view and buy until late August, Monday to Friday, 10am to 5.00pm at 2-4 Park Street, Croydon, CR0 1YE.
Two videos of the evening posted by Studio Upstairs to their Facebook page
I will be showing some of my Croydon inspired art work at the new Studio Upstairs gallery in Croydon, later this month.
On Thursday 29th June, I will be there from 5.30 to 7.30, talking about my work (along with another artist, Sharon Smith). I hear that there will be some live music, too. My work will be on display until 27th July and the show contains some brand new pieces featuring one of London's most talked about boroughs.
is a charity that works to help people with emotional or mental difficulties by teaching them art techniques and providing studio spaces to create their work in. They have monthly events with established artists to help draw attention to the organisation and to also provide an exhibition context for the work of some of their members.
Preview night: 17:30 - 19:30, Thursday 29th June, Studio Upstairs, 2-4 Park Street, Croydon, CR0 1YE
South London inspired art for sale in Crystal Palace retro emporium.
Crystal Palace's Flaming Nora are now displaying a whole stack of my painting and ink drawings in their lovely shop at 40 Church Road, SE19 2ET. The art is all inspired by various streets, views and people of South London, but mainly focusses on Croydon. All work is for sale, and is decorating many of the walls of their quirky and well-stocked retro and up-cycled furniture shop throughout December. Pop by for a set of 1950s chairs, and you may end up leaving with one of my pictures too.
Croydon-inspired paintings feature in a new group art show in Brixton.
A quartet of my south London-inspired paintings is being exhibited as part of the "Bad Behaviour Open 2016". http://badbehaviour.london/exhibit…/bad-behaviour-open-2016/. The show runs from 14th-19th October at Brixton East 1871 http://www.brixtoneast1871.co.uk/venue-info. The private view was a very lively (and busy affair) and hopefully the crowds will continue whilst the exhibition is up. There is a broad range of disciplines and the space is a lovely restored Victorian building. Worth a visit (but then I would say that, wouldn't I?)