Friday, 11 August 2017

I'm no longer painting, due to a difficult few years and financial restrictions. I'll be keeping the site up and blog online, as I still use the email address connected to the site and for £3 a month, this I can afford. I'd like to say it's all been good, but that would be a lie. Though what I achieved and the work I produced, was great fun and a pleasure to share. 

Until such time, moe...........

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Thursday, 27 November 2014

ele:MENTAL projection Sheffield

Hire one function room in your local pub or bar, obtain a projector, beg, steal or borrow and enjoy the view.





Thursday, 7 August 2014

Graffiti: Kings on a Mission





In 1974, one of America's most celebrated cultural figures declared graffiti as "the great art of the 70s".

Back then, thousands of teenagers were vandalising New York, in particular the subway system.

Yet Norman Mailer described their "passion", their "cool", their "masterpieces in letters six feet high".

Who were the teens behind the "tags" - now the veterans of the scene?
Why did they create this movement? Were they even thinking about art, politics, protest
or simply writing their names on trains?

BBC Radio 4 meets some of those who defied the law (and their parents)
and diced with death including pioneers such as Riff 170, Jester, Coco 144, Flint Gennari, and Tats Cru.
Their efforts have been replicated far beyond New York
in art galleries and in the hands of Arab Spring protesters 
and yet their aspirations were largely apolitical: 
they were chasing fame and the acceptance of their peers.

The programme explores the city's complicated relationship with graffiti
which it appears to condemn and celebrate in equal measure.
Former artists - or "writers" as they prefer to be known - revisit their old haunts and discuss
why they believe they had a right to "tag", "bomb" and "destroy" New York with markers and spray paint.

The programme paints a vivid picture of a city that became a canvas at a time
when, according to Norman Mailer, "it looked as if graffiti would take over the world".


Produced by Steve Urquhart

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Clown: Concrete & Aerosol canvas

The latest piece of work
using a combination of concrete and aerosol.
Canvas: 100cm X 100cm






Thursday, 29 August 2013

Bristol 2013

After a recent trip down to Bristol 
I managed to catch up with my old painting partner Cageone
I decided to try an experiment, using concrete rather than paint. 
This idea is still in its development, but for a first attempt 
I am pleased with the final image.



above photo by Paul Green





Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Jacket Commission.

Having just finished this jacket commission, I am pleased to be able to show the finished painting.

Airbrush Acrylic:


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Ghost Yard

A simple day out, can always uncover new wonderment and sights unseen. Such as discovering a Ghost Yard, with it's beautiful decay and oil ridden charm.

















Thursday, 28 March 2013

Black Rose Night

New art session night in Leeds, with the Black Rose collective. 
It was a pleasure painting and seeing some old friends during the night. For more details and future events, see the link below.
















Sunday, 20 January 2013

Parklife

Painting in the snow is always a mixture of pleasure and pain.
However, I enjoyed the day painting with an old friend and managed to finish the wall before the light went.