Monday, 19 November 2012

Cups & Glory

A ceramic ware collection based on tattoos and tattoo flash. All designs where hand drawn by me before being applied to the ceramics

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

A Pair Of Tales

Pair of black biro pen drawings depicting "The Vulture & His Prey" and the fabled tale of the "Ram Amongst Lions"

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sades Of Death II

Shades Of Death II is a smaller version of the painting done in coloured pencil on a Makerpen covered watercolour postcard.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Upcoming Exhibition

For all you who regularly view my blog you might have seen the entries to Papergirl - Bristol that i posted a while back anyway, just to keep you in the loop. Two of my pieces have been featured on their blog and the exhibition is being held at The Looking Glass Arts Space, 39 the High Street, BS1 2AW. From the 20th till the 25th of June!!!!!!!!

For more details check out the Papergirl blog at

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Celebrar Sus Vidas

This piece commemorates the lives of my two grandfathers. The first death I ever experienced was that of one of my grandfathers, it has stayed with me till now and is something I will always remember. But for me, I have always hated funerals, the depressing nature of them I think the "Day of the Dead" celebrations in Mexico are a much better way to deal with people passing then the way things are done here. Be happy and remember their lives not mourn their passing. That's how I remember them and how I want to be remembered, by how I lived not how I died.

The two skulls represent the two grandfathers, one beat up and older looking but more colourful. This represents the first of my grandfathers to pass and is colourful because I think he lived a more colourful life, fighting in the military and travelling around the world. The second skull is more complete and has designs in just black this represents his much more mundane life but still a person just as fondly remembered.

I hope that some day i can live a life that leaves people remembering me just as fondly as these to men.

The piece was done using anatomical skulls and marker pen.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize 2012 Entries

Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize

Hannya Study

Modern Mother Nature

As I'am Now, So You Shall Be.

These are my three entries for the 2012 "Kyffin Williams Drawing Prize". They are all based on my interest in tattooing, I think this drawing competition is a great way to push tattoo art into the fine art world.

The three images are done using Ink, Pen, Watercolours, Marker Pen and Fine Line Pens on Watercolour paper and mounted in frames.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Sleeping Giant

Detail: Sleeping Giant

"Sleeping Giants is a small Mixed Media piece, a skeleton in the fetal position which looks to be asleep, that makes a comment due to its interaction in the gallery space. Placed on a over sized plinth that comes up to approximately chest height, you as the view are forced to look at this intricate piece as the giant. thus insisting that we the viewers are sleeping giants, living life in the mundane happy to just exist rather than really live.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Self Potrait

I have never really been a drawer of potraits its not something i have ever been fond of, but since I have seen my drawings improve over the last year I decided to try and give it a shot. So here is a quick self potrait i drew in about 20 minutes.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Paper Girl - Bristol

My ten entries to Paper Girl Bristol. This exhibition is based on a similar thing that happened in Berlin where all the entries are rolled up after the exhibit then distrabuted afterwards via bike messenger.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Blossoms Blown On Winds Of Fury

A japanese legend inspired piece. Hannya masks are the visages of once beautiful women who have been turned into monsters by their jelousy and hate for some one they love. The Hannya mask is said to be dangerous and Erotic but also sorrowful and tormented displaying the complexity of human emotions. The cherry blossom petal is also a symbol of love and when falling or blown on the wind a symbol of new beginings and hope. This painting is an emotional response to some of the less joyous of my own relationships and the realistation that there is alwasys hope.

The piece is done in acrylic on canvas and is a meter by a meter in dimension.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

In Remembrance Of Bruce

"In Remembrance Of Bruce" is a copper and marble sculpture using the popular symbol of the "Bat Signal" as a sort of conceptual grave marker. I wanted to play with the concept of the marker being for a deceased Batman but since his identity is unknown how would the marker been made.

I used marble for the base since this is a very traditional material for headstones. and cooper for the structure of the "Bat Symbol" with the inscription 'Heroes Never die' it gives the symbol a sense of hope.