Thursday, 12 November 2015


Another night another preview bash, but this time it was for yours truly!!! The Fitzrovia Gallery London, the Fizz went pop! And everybody was hit with a little bit of spring zing when faced with the colour of my oils, well enough to get them through the winter anyway.

Above bringing in the fizz before the doors open
I was in a spin as peeps started to arrive and lots of lovely faces came out to play - and lucky for me lots  of new ones too.

So please go along and get a art fix (one hopes) the show is on until the 28th, you might just see something that tickles your fancy..... oh and meet Clive in the gallery, he's such a gent and he's not all mouth but you wouldn't believe it looking at him below he he.

 Also 3pm - 5pm on the 21st we have artist (moi) chats and Q & A so please pop along again, this little Northerner will be back in the building to reveal my inspiration!

Fitzrovia News have put the article online please click here to be redirected

I am also doing a Q&A at the gallery on Saturday 21st Nov click here for details

Can you believe with all this going on I even fit in the local pumpkin comp, I do like to keep my finger in, Halloween's big business in Pendle

Before I go, Lesley has some of my unique xmas tree baubles up this coming Sturday 12 - 4pm  Arteology, Colne so come and have a look and take home a new friend, see you in there for a mulled!

below the tree of Christmas's exciting!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Out and About

I'm hoping you all know by now that I have a new show opening soon so you can imagine how busy I am with finishing the work, as now this is a solo show, but one needs time to reflect so I'm bobbing out of the studio when I can....basicly walking away so I don't put back what I've already done!

Silverdale, can you believe the weather, it's always like that!

Silverdale, we had a super day John and I, obviously we talked about new work as he has a show at the C.A.C the week before mine and believe me the work looks GOOD, it's going to be a wonderful show, I lost count of the number of new amazing pieces, I've no idea how he's going to choose, oh  and I am wearing one on the PV night and another I've made into a cape how exciting!!!

Sunday was a great day out, my friend Phil and I went over to Hebden Bridge to see the work of Mary Loney, I've met Mary before at this gallery, she's a great painter with my kind of sense of humour!

I also went to talk to David Leedham about my show there but that's not until 2017
Phil to the left with his fave of Mary's and Mary's grandaughter Alice below and the girl in the piggy mask is her

The gallery looked great as it was all up in the main part of the building when I had a show there last years ago but this new downstairs space looks super

To END this blog I had a surprise visit from a C.A.C member my friend Mike Hoban, he lives in Lewis and decided to go off and discover Yorkshire, well as you know I and on the cusp of the border so it would of been rude not to visit!

We talked from Plath to Pendle witches and put the art world to rights, good times!

Ok back to work for me, I just have one more to finnish and it's soooooooo close.

I haven't ever started my Halloween outfit yet, head down Hesketh!!!

Over and Out!

Friday, 4 September 2015

Good Witch

The artworld merry-go-round has spun once more in my favour, urging me on towards new and exciting horizons and thankfully despite the whirling speed of change,  Autumn looks bright! The starting gun has been fired by new agent Clive Jennings and we've hit the press with a bewitching veil of "Seduction & Sedition" my new show in November, and now to add to the build up it has been covered by Fitzrovia News, London.

Here is a link to the "Fitzrovia News" article - I am on page 16 -I hope you enjoy it!

Now to other things, or should I say other artists, my good friend Eddie Davies and one of the artists from our Mill put on a good show of new works this week and what a great turn out it was, the place was packed and the show was a well deserved success as I know how much hard work he puts in and is always down at the studio any chance he gets....Well Done Eddie, great job!

One of his pieces on dispay at the Platform one gallery, Todmorden

Eddie on the left with his blue friend Ken behind, the exhibit!

The work was based on inspiring landscapes from a two month trip from Argentina's Mount Fitzroy to Chile's Torres del Paine via the Perito Morano glacier. "My love of cubism has influenced the look of this series blending all images into one fantasy landscape" E.Davies

And this show is on for a month so pop on!

Friday, 28 August 2015

Art on his Mind

Clive Jennings - Fitzrovia Flaneur went to extra lenghts this week and squeezed me in before jetting off to NY, he made the trip up North into serious Witch country and lucky for me he hopes to dazzle audiences in London this coming November with his genuine love for art and belief that it should been seen! Clive always doing things in his effortless style, below viewing the new work in my studio and meeting Montee my studio tech

The new show will take shape in the spectacular and now thriving Fitzrovia Gallery and my work will be further enhanced by showing along side of the fabulous artist Machiko Edmondson, giving our work a new lease of life in this enchanting space, Fitzrovia being one of the hottest art scenes in London!

Dinner at my house!

Clive was a delight to have as a guest at our house and he's not a chap that shies away from a bit of fun.....well he is a C.A.C member!

Thursday, 6 August 2015

On the Bright Side of Life

This Blog is dedicated to my wonderful friend John Baldwin and his new works that await grand exposer this coming October for his solo show at the famous Chelsea Arts Club, and I went along to the Dukes gallery in Lancaster to have a sneak peak at the first of these colourful works that exist on their own terms, each impressed with its own self-contained reality.

Abstract Expressionism, the defining characteristics of these new works are those of implied energy and   visual drama in a cast of unruly and irrepressible attention that unlocks new ideas, colour is heightened, the palette is extended thus deepening the expressive argument and drawing in paint becomes more assertive.

John's paintings freely admit a range of allusion through shapes which jostle for attention but theses new players now command the colour stage, spilling sensation and the apprehension of time and space into the gallery demanding engagement with their presence.

the dastardly duo above and a cheeky shot of John below

Well done John on a fantastic show and I can't wait to see the rest of these marvellous works in the Autumn!

More works on

And my website has now had a super new look, with up to date images, so please have a view


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Starship Troopers

Whistler's statue at 6 o clock on the 4th July was the place to be but only if you had a ticket for BLAST Off...... and what a blast it was.We started off with spacey cocktails to the hooting horns and cheeky snapshots of the passer by, I'm sure they thought it was an extraterrestrial invasion as our procession went on to the alien world of Old Church ray gun at the ready!


A Surreal delight-we could only be at the Chelsea Arts Club Summer Ball!

Stella and Anji getting ready in our room,below

I hold up traffic
Matt and Alice, space tastic!

Clive above the caped crusader!

It was a night to remember, below hitting the dance floor!

Now to other things..... As things are heating up for this weekends open studios and sculpture trail at our mill, please do come along and I myself have done a piece for the river walk, art and print trail so go see if you can spot my "All A Flutter" We are opening doors in conjunction with Barrowford Lifestyle Festival 10 til 4pm

Now I'll only be around from 11am for an hour as I also have a new show this Saturday at the gallery at Arteology, Colne 2pm - 4pm     ALL WELCOME

Thanks to Brian for the Pics!