A brief revision of my vision
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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 28, 2015

Curse You Tiny Toilet Melltith (enamel & aluminium paint on ply 38″x 10″) I’ve just finished this, it was the piece I was working on on the second week course of Joby Carters in White Waltham, Berks, mid January, which focused on lettering skills. Work painted in gloss enamels is a pain in the posterior […]

January 26, 2015

Carters Steamfair My recent courses in sign painting took place at Carters Yard in White Waltham, Berkshire, which is where the organisation is based over the 5 colder months of the year. During that period of time, an entire team of employees repair, paint & re-paint their rolling stock, which is roughly 17 rigs pulling […]

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 23, 2014

Visibility is Zero… This dude is Dave Catching, and he’s holding a little pill bottle in his hands that is full of sand from Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, California that our mutual friend Chrissie is bringing back from her jollie’s there for me to use in a painting that I’ll be working on about […]

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 14, 2014

Even A Stopped Clock Keeps The Right Time Twice A Day Is the English translation of this piece that I made for the recent Painting to Music exhibition at The Upmarket Galleries in Newport. The idea being one that had been milling around in my head for some considerable length of time before I finally […]

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