Friday, 27 April 2012

An exhibition of prints at Stour Space

Hackney Wick was referred to in a 1976 episode of Dr Who as "A mudpatch in the middle of nowhere." Thirty six years later and the whole world is coming to town!
Well, they will be next-door at least, and like a snooty neighbour they seem to want to shield us from view.
Without contravening any Olympic regulations by putting the word 'LONDON' next to '2012' I have created a print 'THE WICK' which celebrates the 'unsightly industrial area' that has more going for it than any tourist or sports fan will ever get to know about.
THE WICK will be available at the show at Stour Space from next Thursday.
I hope to see you there.

Friday, 6 April 2012

The Guide- 7th April 2012

My artwork for the cover of The Guardian's Guide

Wednesday, 28 March 2012


Celebrating the area that the Olympics are keen to shield from general view, THE WICK, a new print coming soon.....

Friday, 10 February 2012


I have designed and produce a flyer and a limited edition print for Gardner's, 'The Oldest Family Business in Spitalfields'. You can read a nice piece about my collaboration with Paul Gardner by The Gentle Author over at Spitalfields Life. You Can buy the Print from Gardners, Elphicks or my online shop.

Myself and Paul Gardner in his Shop photographed by The Gentle Author

Friday, 13 January 2012

The Artist(s)

The above painting by Tamara Dubnyckyj 'Rio Repetory' is of the fabulous Rio Cinema in Dalston which is where I went last night to see the brilliant film 'The Artist' 
I am sure you have heard what a great film it is so I won't bang on about that, but what most interested me was the 4.3 format of the film. This virtually square screen size was the original movie format, but when Television came in and movie audiences started to drop, Hollywood introduced Widescreen to get one over on TV.
I have had the pleasure of watching many a brilliant film at the Rio, most of which have been in Widescreen or other modern aspect ratios but watching The Artist in a Cinema built in the 30's for 4.3 proportions was a brilliant cinematic experience. It certainly beat getting a 3D headache wearing plastic specs in multiplex.

The print below 'The End II (Widescreen)' is by artist Richard Roberts who has a great selection of prints on his website.