My Cambridge Open Studios event is cancelled due to the
shockingly dishonest behaviour of the previous owners who
sold the pub a few weeks ago without telling us. The new
owners have refused to reply to any of our contacts so we
had no choice but to cancel the entire event. Absolutely
gutted, to say the least.
Cambridge Open Studios is coming around quickly (as usual).
This year I am showing at The Jolly Scholar with my good
friend John Lyons
from Littleport and Sarah Dodkin Rush
, a Sculptor from Ely
who creates very interesting sculptures from such
things as Bog Oak. More details here
Some photos from the Preview Reception for my solo
exhibition at Frameworks-Cottenham. More here
Extract from Cambridge News (February 15th 2012) Page 8-
what is it about journalists that they have to come up with
such cheesy headlines?
The exhibition at Frameworks-Cottenham was installed today
and looks good. All the new work is in- barely dry. Can
relax now, until Friday!
I got a small article in this month's Style Magazine
(February 12) on page 94, advertising the solo exhibition
launching next week at Frameworks-Cottenham.
My first solo exhibition in over 3 years opens next week at
Frameworks-Cottenham. 'Peel The Bark From The Tree'
a series of new paintings inspired by The Wildlife
Trust exhibition last December. Please come along to
the preview on Friday evening between 6 and 9pm.
Just a couple of weeks to go before the extravaganza
'Art At The Manor House'
Cambourne, in aid of The Wildlife Trusts. Can't wait.
I have produced a new series of work called 'Peel The Bark
From The Tree' specifically for the imminent 'Art At The Manor House'
in aid of The Wildlife Trust here in Cambourne on 2nd
December. I will start adding completed works to the
gallery over the next few weeks. They are very
obviously 'Code' paintings but I have used the idea of
peeling bark from a tree as a metaphor (rather than
the conflict between free-will and genetic
inheritance) as the starting point for the usual
Me with Lee Corbyn of Frameworks-Cottenham and Barbara
Grafton at Barbara's Preview reception last night at
Frameworks. A beautiful exhibition at a lovely gallery.
The Siott Gallery Stand at the recent Newcastle Gateshead
Art Fair- many thanks to Claudia & Jonathan from Siott
for all their efforts.
I've noticed that one of my paintings is available as a print
national retail brand NEXT. They have a new department
called art2order and my painting 'exposed'
is being offered. It's
through an agreement with Easyart prints- I've been
selling prints through them for a few years now.
is taking me to the
annual Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair
this is the first time my work has been shown at NGAF
since around 2008 when I was shown by the agency 'The
Definite Article'. Fingers crossed it
I did this interview
for Cambridge Creative
I am part of a group exhibition of abstract painters at
14th July. I'm showing with an old friend Mike Bell
and a new friend Katarina Hanssens Carlsson. No
preview for this show as there was not time to
organise one but I'll be having a solo show there in
February & March next year and will definitely
have a preview then.
Well, that's Cambridge Open Studios
dusted for another year. Huge thanks to Jo Tunmer
for letting me show with
her again this year. It was nice to work with Paul
Rodhouse this time too- a very nice man. I managed to
sell as much this year as last year, but in half the
time. Not bad. Will be participating from my own house
next year hopefully- just need to convince enough
Cambourne artists to take part to make it worthwhile.
These are two of the linocuts I have been working on
recently. More to follow. I'm really enjoying the process.
The one on the right is a self-portrait. I am having a
selection of them framed at Frameworks-Cottenham
in the next few
days so that they are ready for COS on 9th/10th.
New work for Cambridge Open Studios taking place in less
than two weeks time. This one is called 'We Think The Same
Things At The Same Time'. There are a few others drying.
I've been working on some new Linocuts too- more details to
I am participating in this year's Cambridge Open Studios
again at the lovely Jo Tunmer's house in Highworth Avenue.
We are doing one weekend this year- 9th and 10th July. We
are having a drinks reception on Saturday 9th of July from
6-9pm with music, wine & nibbles so please feel free to
pop along. Click here for
On Saturday 16th July 2011 from 6:30 until 8:30pm I will be
participating in an art exhibition and auction, raising
Christina Noble Children's
Over 25 local artists are participating by donating
pieces to be auctioned off, and these include paintings,
prints, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics, drawings and
illustration. There will also be food, drink, a
message from Keith Evans, the Chairman of Cam-Mind, and
live entertainment, as well as the opportunity to
explore the beautiful setting of
More information about the individual artists, their
donations, and the venue is available at the
you are unable to attend on the 16th July but would
still like to bid on something from the collection, our
website also supports online bidding. Simply enter your
maximum bid for each item and we'll do all the hard work
for you on the night!
Click here for a map to the
This is a free event, and we are really looking forward to
seeing you there! However due to limited space please could
you let us know if you would like to come to this amazing
one-off event by sending us an email.
I've been accepted by SIOTT Gallery from Reading,
Berkshire. They do several of the regional art fairs so
hopefully they'll take my work to some of them. It's been a
while since the last one, Cambridge Art Fair in 2009 with
'Art Addict' I think....
The Cambourne Art Exhibition for EACH was a brilliant
event- we raised over £1000 for EACH (including Gift Aid),
sold lots of paintings and had a great time in the process.
I will definitely be organising it again next year. Which
Check out my newly created Miscellaneous
section in the
Gallery. It contains lots of framed prints, sketches
and other little original pieces like the limited
edition print of 'Try to scream but it only comes out
as a whisper' shown above.
This is a new painting called 'Life's Left Turns 1', part
of a series of 4 on canvas board. Need to get them framed
now. Click here
for more details.
I am organising a fund-raising art exhibition event on 7th
May this year in aid of East Anglian Children's Hospices.
There are, so far, 8 people involved- painters,
photographers and sculptors, including Jo Tunmer
, John Lyons
, Laurence Broderick
and Kaine Kulczak
. I have set up a website
, a blog here
and a facebook group here
if you are interested in more
The poster for the forthcoming Winter Exhibition
Restaurant & Art Gallery. I'm sharing the walls
with the genius photographers Neil & Sion
Graham-Cameron from Haddenham, my friend the lovely
painter & poet John Lyons from Littleport, the
photographer Jo Tammaro from East Kent and the painter
Sonja Benskin-Mesher from the majestic land of
This year's programme should have been set last year but I
still find myself planning and organising things that seem
to be just a few months away. It's time to decide what to
do regarding this year's Cambridge Open Studios event and I
am currently hatching a plan for another charity exhibition
much like last year's successful Cambridge Art For Autism
This is my contribution to the New York edition of the 'Ray
Johnson's A Book About Death' project. The 'book' will be
exhibited at the SAL Art Gallery, part of Long Island
University in Brookville, New York, from October 31st to
November 5th 2010 and will then become part of the
permanent Ray Johnson collection. Click here for a history of the project
I now have several versions of 'Noise 1', one of my
earliest Code paintings, available for sale as limited
edition prints. Prints are available on paper and canvas,
framed and mounted, or on stretched canvas over a deep edge
box frame. Sizes range from A4 up to A1 in any of the
available colourways. As ever, the print run will be
limited to 100, the total number of prints regardless of
colourway, size or format. Click
for more details.