Saturday, 31 January 2009

Layer 2 Red

First layer of acetate and red layer completed late last night...
For all those who have place orders, ill be sending out an email to you all tomorrow.

Friday, 30 January 2009

Layer 1 White

White acrylic on black mounting card, paints, brushes and a 1999 puma suede...

Wednesday, 28 January 2009


Went out in the cold wind and rain last night and snapped a few night shots around Park Street on route to a Gloucester Road pint (of Fosters shandy, I was driving ;-)

Caught a couple of nice shots but little annoyances like rain drops on your filter and frostbite of the fingers made for more disappointing shots than winners. But as usual, the one shot i mucked up became the one i liked the most - Happy Accidents are the way forward...

Monday, 26 January 2009

Suspension Bridge screen print special offer!

I have decided to produce a 4 colour screen print of the Suspension Bridge painting I recently displayed at the 12 Days of Xmas show, for release at the upcoming 'Crimes of Passion' exhibition at the Bristol RWA on 21st March 2009.

For those of you who would be interested in this print, I am offering the first 10 people to contact me the chance to get a hand-finished edition numbered between 1-10 for HALF PRICE! £65 instead of the £130 gallery price...

More details tomorrow, but if you are intested contact me here


A lap of the Docks

Snapshot with new wideangle 10-20mm lens at the 10mm end...

Down at the Docks an a sunday afternoon wander

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Clifton Suspension Bridge Canvas pt2

I started this canvas a while before the 'cropped' version I exhibited at the 12 Days show last month but lost focus and realised how much more fun it is to paint on larger canvases!
Finally got around to completing it last night, at last...
If anyone is interested in this one off original, leave me a comment or contact me here.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Masters of the Universe

Jumped in the car and headed up the M5 to the New Art Gallery in Walsall today to catch Conor Harrington and Lucy McLauchlan talking about their pieces in 'The Outsiders' exhibition.
Great to hear Conor talk through how this masterpiece came about, and catch this flick of some local yoots getting busted by the police in front of it...
Click on image to enlarge, please excuse the dodgy photo-stitched joins!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Banana Gangster

Who says young people aint getting their 5-a-day?!

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Quote of the Day

People have one thing in common; they are all different.
Robert Zend

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Cabot Carpark

Snapped a couple on route home today but it was way too cold to be hanging around waiting for 30 second exposures...
Need gloves.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Temple Meads

After a pretty chilled Christmas and new year with my lady and my baby, I managed to sneak out for an hour or two yesterday whilst they were afternoon napping...
I'd had it in my mind to do some night shots at Temple Meads for a while now, although these were taken between 5 and 6pm. I remember way back to 1996 when I was half way through the BTEC Photography course I started just after leaving school, being set an assignment to capture candid portraits at Temple Meads. One of the tutors who I remember to be particularly keen on portraiture asked the whole group to meet at the entrance to the station one cold afternoon, kitted up with telephoto lenses and 1600 iso black and white film for our college issued Pentax K1000's (with exception of a few rich kids with their Olympus OM1's).
I couldn't believe the freedom I was being given as part of my further education - to literally wander around Temple Meads spying on people, discreetly snapping images of them. It was a fantastic feeling to have dragged myself through the pain that was the last year of GCSE's and come out the other end with an inspiring and challenging photography course that fed my appetite for creativity.
Sunday proved to be a good day for photography as it was relatively quite at the station and no one got in my way, although it was quite literally freezing. I was pleased to find that taking photos there is still as acceptable as it was 13 years ago, especially when you keep hearing about the 'Photography bans' at Circusmead just around the corner. I spoke to the barrier attendant who pointed me in direction of the customer service counter on platform 3. I told the guys there that i just wanted to grab a couple of long exposure shots of the trains and they told me, 'No problem - enjoy yourself! Just keep away from the edge for the platforms and dont blind the drivers with any flashes please...'
Fair enough!