A brief revision of my vision
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April 13, 2015

Bosch(ed) Again Last May (31/05/14), I performed with the marvelous Mr & Mrs Clark as support for their Mr & Mrs Clarks Big Dance Show for the Big Splash festival of arts in Newport, South Wales, and recently, Clark collaborators Bosch did a fab video (s)mash up of me during the performance, generally standing around […]

April 13, 2015

www.davewakelysignpainter.co.uk  Coming Soon! I’m currently having a website developed for my sign painting services, by Webber Design in Newport, South Wales and have been very busy beavering away creating the content for the front of shop for my site. After having painted somewhere in the region of 25 completely different letters, me & my good […]

February 9, 2015

Wyth I painted a door the other day and my fingers nearly dropped off, so much so that I needed to drink twelvety cups of tea in order to return them to room temperature. I love painting doors, they’re portals to another dimension, or the kitchen, same difference.               […]

January 26, 2015

Fairground Art & Sign Painting Courses                             Freezing cold on a January morning in White Waltham Recently, I went on two 5-day intensive courses in sign painting with professional sign painter Joby Carter at the home of his family’s traditional steam fair […]

November 12, 2014

A. Schmoozing your artwork to the auctions through the back door.  B. Pissing in the wind.  C. Life is like a box of choclits. If you would like a musical accompaniment in viewing this piece, may I suggest this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDKGkWU0lWQ                   8ft x 4ft, distressed beading & ply, varnish […]

July 17, 2014

This is Private. Recently, Mr & Mrs Clark have collaborated with Bosch on a project that is taking on multiple forms in the fair city of Newport & beyond. This developmental project is called ‘Smash It Up’ or SIU for short and has so far seen street performances taking place in Newport city centre. Today […]

June 2, 2014

Maindee Festival Banners I was commissioned to paint some banners for the Maindee Festival in Newport last week & came up with these in a four day turnaround. They’ll be on display throughout the week of the festival (2nd-9th June 2014) at various points around Newport to accompany Mr & Mrs Clark’s ‘Finding Maindee’ project.

May 19, 2014

Painting to Music Exhibition Opening Saturday 3rd May 2014 https://www.facebook.com/events/643448159037355/?ref=5 http://www.upmarketgalleries.com/ https://www.facebook.com/upmarketgalleries It was with a great sense of pride and relief that at five to 2 on Saturday the 3rd of May 2014, we (myself, Steven George Jones & Barrie Morgan) finished hanging the Painting to Music exhibition at the Upmarket Galleries in Newport. […]

April 25, 2014

cHEAP sWEATY fUN fLIER eXHIBITIONoPENING aT uPMARKET gALLERIES ‘pAINTING tO mUSIC / pEINTIO i fIWSIG’ eXHIBITION, sATURDAY mAY 3RD 2014, uPMARKET gALLERIES, nEWPORT mARKET, nEWPORT, gWENT, sOUTH wALES, UK…So. In 1984, amidst Thatchers strangling grip of the United Kingdom, a group of likeminded individuals living in Gwent decided to start putting on a few gigs. […]