The Felix Project is a charity that works with food suppliers and other charities to reduce food waste and food poverty. They collect food from supermarkets, wholesalers and other food suppliers – food that is fresh and nutritious, but cannot be sold for various reasons. They then deliver that food free of charge to a range of charities across London who provide meals, snacks or food parcels for their clients, who include the elderly, the homeless, those with mental health issues, refugees and asylum seekers and families and children.
This group show features artists that reflect their collective consciousness to this cause as they forego all profit from sales of their works, solely for contributing to The Felix Project. More than 20 pieces of works will be on sale at The Nunnery Gallery on 9 and 10 June 2017 (Friday & Saturday) from 11am – 6pm. Showcasing a diverse body of works including abstract and figurative paintings, readymade sculptures, relief sculptures and ceramics.
You are all welcome to what will be my second exhibition at the Norwegian church in London. This time I will show work from the past three years, in a variety of media. They all deal with light being contained, whether in a cave in Brazil, a London underpass, a box made out of paper, or a childhood memory.
The exhibition is open between the 26th of April and the 20th of May.
Church opening hours
Mon-Fri 12pm – 5pm
Sat 12pm – 4pm
Sun 10pm – 4pm
Parallel to preparing for the RGS show opening in a couple of days, I have over the past few weeks been exploring new approaches to mark-making and application of paint. For me, starting a new body of work normally involves a pretty thorough process of drawing, preparatory oil studies, material experiments and compositional try-outs. This time, new additions to the vocabulary include flicking paint at the canvas with my index finger, collaging dried bits of paint to the canvas, as well as bringing out texture with spray paints and glazing. All in the hope that, as I begin work on the series of large paintings, these techniques will create even more mysterious and evocative surfaces.
Cutting out a prime fillet of dried oil paint, pulling it off a glass slab, ready to apply.
A brush-mark, temporarily separated from its plane of existence, ready to function as a piece of light falling across a wooden splinter in an ambiguous space.
Paint as collage, very early stages. Watch this space.
Scraping off layers of wet paint with an over-sized palette knife.
Purple and white spray paint, very carefully applied at an angle, picking up and exaggerating textural effects.
Throwing gloopy bits of oil paint at the canvas, allowing light to be read as a messy substance that pours and splashes into a space.
One of four original observational studies that form the starting point for the painterly interpretations of light. Over the next few months I will be moving into large-scale works, this time spanning around a metre and a half.
I’m very excited to announce my participation in what looks to be a really interesting exhibition featuring a range of artists taking the landscape as a starting point. It is titled Uncommon Ground, and will take place at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in Kensington, London. The exhibition is open from the 14th of February until the 2nd of March, 9am – 5pm. 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
So. After a few months of learning WordPress and fiddling with images and layouts, I am happy to say my new website is complete! Have a look around, and do let me know should you encounter any typos or glitches so that I can fix them. My primary goal with this new platform (apart from being rid of wix.com) is to be more active with uploading not only images, but also some actual inside information about what I am up to, in the form of this newsfeed (notice how the word “blog” is avoided). I am also planning, reluctant though I may be, to use my Facebook page more actively, and to link the two units more closely together. It should also be possible to sign up to my occasional newsletter on my contact page. See you around!