Tuesday, 26 April 2011


The London trip was fabulous! Called first at the Serpentine gallery (although didn't know it was in Hyde Park) I had too long of a walk in the delicate blue shoes I had on, but it was worth it! The Nancy Shero show was amazing, in fact I was blown away. Tried to take a pic in there for my blog but was shouted at and it went blurred.

Now to the "Hat" party, well yes I am the official Chelsea Arts Club winner! It was bubbles all round for a celebration of my easter bonnet, And I couldn't believe how many hats there were!

Kate and I before we set off, and the winning hat.

Monday, 18 April 2011


It is that time again for the famous "HAT" at the Chelsea Art's club Wed 20th so I'm on with making my creation and also a cheeky number for Kate who I stay with round the corner from the club. My thoughts are on Easter so I've tried to involve eggs, maybe a bunny and always faces!

Work in progress!

Friday, 15 April 2011


As you can see the young peeps in my latest group are doing so well, this is the third week in now, I find it always helps to keep a big stick with one, you know, just incase they step out of line ha ha, yeah thanks for the pic Roger!

So what the willow sticks are for really is to paint, it's really hard but this helps create lots of texture when you are trying to finnish a piece in 4 weeks, I think you'll agree, this 7 foot canvas is looking good!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Obi-Wan Kenobi

What nobody knows is that Obi-Wan visits my studio on a regular basis! He just floats in when I'm in need of the Force to help me through my work. Although this week he say's these aren't the paintings he's looking for!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

View Two Gallery

Called in on Ken at View Two Gallery in Liverpool last night, for there latest preview, the work looked great, in fact there was a really nice big pencil drawing on canvas that took my eye.  Ken was on usual form, he had John Baldwin an I in stitches (below)

Ken still has quite a lot of my paintings on display at the gallery, if anyone passes by please pop in, I'm sure Ken will look after you, after all he does have his own bar in there! "View Two" is a hot spot for original affordable art, quick go see! John, me and Ken below.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

What I'm up 2

As you can see I'm trying to finnish this new painting (below) but stuff keeps getting in the way, workshops, more funding bids and basic Joe thoughts, like "what will my new hat be" or the design of a new frock, especially as there's a new artist in the mill who can make up what you like! Fabulous!

I went to meet my new group of young people this Thursday, for the new lot of workshops, it was a real treat, because they all seemed to have a lot about them and were really interested in the work, we had a lot of meet and greet fun and games as you can see below and I'm really looking forward to next sesh!