Sunday, 31 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Elphicks at Multiplied

Today, I have been helping Sharon Elphick set up her stand at Multiplied, the contemporary editions fair at Christie's. The stand looks fantastic and I would recommend you all have a look round the show.

Christie’s, South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD

Public viewing
Friday 15 October 9am – 5pm
Saturday 16 October 11am – 5pm
Sunday 17 October 11am – 5pm
Monday 18 October 9am – 7:30pm

Admission to Multiplied Art Fair is free.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Cath Kidston update

Sales of my prints for Cath Kidston seem to have made a promising start. I popped in the Marylebone High Street store yesterday to check out the merchandising.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Fakery in Greenwich

I have lived in London for most of my life, I have worked in Greenwich and I go there often, but I have never before today been to to the Royal Naval College. I have always assumed the hoards or Italian students where visiting the Cutty Sark, The Observatory or my personal favourite, the Maritime Museum.
I was dumb struck when I walked into the The Painted Hall in the Naval College, it is the most amazing example of nautical trompe l'oeil I have ever seen, even the flutes on the columns were expertly faked. Nelson's body (which was pickled in a cask of brandy) lay in state here two months after his death at Trafalgar.
Outside the painted hall in the grounds of the College a modern form of fakery was taking place with the filming of The Pirates of The Caribbean 4. Huge scaffold backed facades extended from the original buildings, smoke and wind machines were buzzing, huge blue screens were being erected to enable the latest CGI trickery and the London Fire Brigade hosed the ground to simulate muddy streets for the horse and carts and Tricorned extras.
The Colleges Chapel is also well worth a visit but I was most impressed by their amazing harvest festival display. My mum and son were convinced one of the red peppers wasn't real, I do hope they were right as it would carry on the theme of the day.