Art Blog
Resident Artist Half Moon Putney under watchful gaze of Elvis Costello

Four chances to learn about my inspiration & processes!  Four different London venues!

Borough of Ealing Art Trail
Skylark Galleries 2 Southbank
Open Ealing pop up gallery
Wandsworth Artists' Open House at Half Moon Putney
Southbank Featured Artist Exhibition: That's Entertainment!
(Aug 20- Sept 15, 1100-1800 except Mondays)
Skylark Art Galleries 2, Unit 1.09 lst floor, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St., South Bank, London SE1 9PH
(Half way between the Tate Modern and London Eye)
Closest tubes: Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo

I'm featured artist in the Southbank artists' collective to which I belong until this Sunday September 15. Do pop in this weekend to see my busker and musician art, including a new acrobat series on cradled gesso panel.  You will be able to learn about the stories behind each of my artworks and the artist on rota in the gallery will be able to contact me if you have any queries. Drawings, giclees and greetings cards will also be on sale. And, as my exhibition coincides with the London Design Festival there's lots for you to explore in and around the Oxo Tower Wharf!

Ealing Open Studios
(Sat Sept 14, Sun Sept 15) 
VEnue 28 Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT) Venue 28 - 94 Elers Road, West Ealing, London W13 9QE
Closest tube: Northfields (Piccadilly Line)

I'm opening my home studio once again for BEAT, the Borough of Ealing Art Trail.  You'll be able to see examples of my portraiture in oils: the BBC's Kate Adie, George Alagiah, John Humphrys and ITV News' Julie Etchingham and my drawing of Sky News' Adam Boulton. And you'll be able to discover the commissioning process, the cost of commissioning a portrait and about my 'So you wanna be a rock star' experience'.  In addition there'll be drawings and paintings of buskers, musicians, comedians, dancers and bathers as well as life drawings on sale, alongside giclee prints and greetings cards. I look forward to welcoming you to the fourth year of BEAT which, this year, has 180 artists in many different disciplines taking part. Refreshments will be offered to help you on your way around the trail!  And the trail brochure is available to download now so you can plan your route!

Open Ealing Link text here...

My work is also on show in the Open Ealing pop up opposite Patisserie Valerie in the Ealing Broadway Centre until the end of September.

Wandsworth Artists' Open HouseLink text here... at Half Moon Putney
(Sat Oct 5 1100-1800, Sun Oct 6 1200-1800)
Venue 18 Half Moon Putney, 93 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1EU
Closest tube: Putney Bridge

My first exhibition of work as Resident Artist Half Moon Putney to be shown as part of Wandsworth Artists' Open House will take place both on the walls of the iconic music venue, and in browsers, coinciding with the ticketed Music Makers' Festival.  A percentage of all sales will go to local charity Missing People. 

A member of Putney Artists, I will be exhibiting my musician and comedian drawings and paintings.  From tribute bands like Absolute Bowie and The Rollin Stoned, to old timers like Albert Lee and Geno Washington, from new supergroups like Pink Floyd's Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets to new kids on the block like Catfish, I've been on hand to capture them all and will be delighted to chat to you about my residency. If you want to read a bit about it in advance, do click on Resident Artist.

And, for those of you who fancy yourself as would-be musicians, you can discuss with me the 'So you wanna be a rock star?' experience which would see you take to the Half Moon Putney stage in a portraiture collaboration - and a few weeks later take away a lasting memory of a drawing of you in action.