A brief revision of my vision
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April 24, 2014

 NiA Guest speaker : Owen Griffiths at UpMarket Galleries Last Saturday (19/04/14) whilst I was away for the weekend in the land of my fathers, Newport activists NIA (Newport International Airspace) hijacked my exhibition space in order for a gentleman speaker by the name of Owen Griffiths gave a talk to 30 odd people about […]

April 14, 2014

Quick Brown Foxes & Lazy Dogs. Exhibition opening, art work & Upmarket studio spaces. Curated by:                                           Barrie Morgan                           &         […]

March 30, 2014

A Virus With Shoes I started making this ottoman several years ago, made my way halfway through it, cocked it up, moved house twice, then got back on it recently. I acquired the wood to make the box from an old library, painted it a lovely deep green, plushed out the inside with crushed velvet, […]

March 1, 2014

“An Ode to Monty / Just to Make You Smile”Spray paint, 1Shot enamels & Acrylics on canvas, 46″x19″ Tyfodd y ffwlbri hwn o jôc wnes i rannu gyda ffrind ynglyn a sgêts Monty Python ‘Military Fairy’ a ddaeth yn arwyddair o fath am gyfnod ac aros yn fy mhen hyd at y pwynt lle roedd […]

February 26, 2014

Giddy:  An Allegory Mae’r darn hwn yn alegori o natur gylchol cyfalafiaeth mewn cymdeithas fodern yr ydym i gyd yn euog o’i gario mlaen.Yn cael ei rannu mewn acen Lerpwl  – dinas gall yn hawdd cael ei galw yn ddinas mwyaf sosialaidd Prydain. I painted this triptych recently, I’d had the wood for ages and […]

October 23, 2013

Age old sign-writing becomes art H.A. Suller, Stryd Adeline, Pillgwenlly, Casnewydd                                         H.A. Suller, Stryd Adeline, Pillgwenlly, Casnewydd                                         […]

October 15, 2013

Every Man Needs His Shed I paid a visit to my friend, the artist Henry Williams at his new work space in the deepest darkest valleys today. Henry is an artist who can turn his hand to pretty much anything of an arty nature and has been by turns a traditional sign painter, roadie, teacher, […]

October 15, 2013

Traditional Sign Written Metal Work Sign I was recently asked to do a sign for a local Victorian Metal Worker as a swap for a painting and so I made this sign in black, gold and copper, weighing in at 35.5″ x 26.5″.  Thrifty.

September 23, 2013

Window Seat. I made this for a job recently, a rather large bay window cupboard / seat, stained in Teak & varnished. Lot’s of space inside to store stuff. Will look fab with some cushions on top. Ikea, no.

September 5, 2013

Book Review: Sign Painters by Faythe Levine & Sam Macon Levine, F. Macon, S (2013). Sign Painters. New York: Princeton Architectural Press. This book may never have happened if truth be told. We only have to look around our immediate environment, anywhere in the western world, to see the wash of tawdry vinyl signs that ruin […]