Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Body Clothed In Art

I had a wonderful time at the Chelsea Arts club last week, the Body Clothed in Art fashion show and auction went down a storm! Sandra Higgins had worked her socks off for this event but as you can see her work paid off!

Peeps viewing the canvas' before the show started, mine is the one just in front of the gents hands!

St, Sam and Steve before the show, Steve bought mine!

Brian and Anji, thanks to Brian we have the Brill pictures!

Hair...Make up
 and it's nearly time Aaaarh

Behind the scenes, Catherine was sooo busy

Moi in Vivienne Westwood

Getting ready with Sandra

So on with the show!
Ella looked amazing and wowed the crowd with her good looks and wit

Sir Bob having fun at the front, infact I went in for the hard sell later and told him to have a feel of the dashing velvet coat I had on, he laughed but didn't perr chace...but it was a fashion frenzy at that time so I think he just missed out!

Here I am all wrapped up, you can't see from there but I am in a frenzy myself looking for the planted pipe.
Off WE GO!
and with a puff of my bubble pipe I opened the show!

Anji working it, and below Florence looking super in the green

The fashion show ended in style with Sandra in the top hat.

It was brilliant and with the auction of the small canvas' too, the evening raised a fantastic £40K

Thursday, 9 February 2012


Well the Heritage Trust have come up trumps! Roger Dyson came to my rescue, he really couldn't believe the mess my studio was and I think it pushed him over the edge when he saw the studio technitcian shiver in his bed. I'm sure Mr Desmond had something to say e.g painting damage, especially one's for new show in March, but hey look at this
I'm moved to a new room, even with no heat we have no drafts, and more to the point NO DAMP!

I had no bubbles to pop so out came the popping corn, doesn't take much to get these artists excited

Greedy trousers!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A Fun weekend

There was a dampner put on the end of last week in finding my studio is riddled with, yes DAMP! Mr Simon Desmond was already on his way up North when I discovered the horrid black speckles on the back of most of my paintings. He now awaits a meeting with Mr John Miller as what the Heritage trust will do about it!

A coffee at Turners a slip of wine later and a big fat cheer up!

The rest of the weekend went a treat, the Pendle Beer Festival had lots to offer and we even made it in the snow, well with taxi's and buses at a stop, creative juices a flow, yes I know, we'll run in brogues! nothing could stop us!

So the snow kept us in on the Sunday but only for us to make up for it on Monday, with a big surprise birthday meet with my good friend John

SURPRISE, the balloon was as big as him.

John thought we came up trumps with a spot of birthday cake to start with, then a super day out in Morecambe.
You cannot beat the Midland Hotel this time of year for afternoon tea, Simon thought we'd ended up at Lake Geneva with the candy-coloured mountains creating a skirt like effect around the sea.

WoW is that Sean Connery?

Dancing should never be a chore, Simon Desmond had to have a little push for this but you can't go to Morecambe without meeting Eric. Hmmm Monteee's not impressed!

We finished off in Arnside for a fish and chip supper, It's all about making life easy you know!

Happy Birthday John.X