Thursday, 19 June 2014

Latest work - 'Endeavour'

Endeavour, 2014.
Media: Mixed media on board  
Size: 22 x 215 cm approx.

Detail shots:

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Terroir (i)

From a conceptual perspective it's important to me that the materials used in the 'Concrete Truth' series were representative of the environment they were created in. As concrete is one of the most ubiquitous, and utilitarian building materials I often use it in my work.

I hadn't used clay up to this point, but when visiting Marrakech for an Agents of Change group show last May, I was amazed by the impact 'the Red City' has on its visitors. The surrounding area is famed for its deep red clay and the buildings in the old city are simply a continuation of this landscape.

During the trip I arranged to carry out a mini project at a pottery studio half way between Marrakech and the Atlas mountains. The artisans were extremely hospitable including me in all their lunch breaks. Many a tagine was cooked by the kiln – I love Moroccan food so this made the journey a reason in itself.

There is more work in the 'Terroir series' to come.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

RSA Open 2013

I'm happy to announce that one of my artworks has been selected to show in the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition. The show opens this Saturday and runs until  January 26,  2014.
The address is The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL. 

All work on show is for sale and entry is free.


Thursday, 29 August 2013

Subtraction Opening Night at Unruly Gallery

Last week my show 'Subtraction' opened at Unruly Gallery, in Amsterdam. The opening night was a blast with a good attendance enjoying the late summer sun and a Warsteiner or two. The Unruly team's hospitality was second to none, so a big thanks to them, Manuela Klerkx and all who attended for helping to make this happen!

Viewing is by appointment only.

Photos courtesy of Amelia Jacobsen and artist/photographer Adele Renault