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Spring Fling at Axolotl

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8 April 2011

The Last Roses of Summer, oil on canvas, 24 x 30cm

It has been a quiet year on the Art world front so far, but everything seems to be happening at once, now that the first fourishes of Spring are in the air. After my successful show, Fire…


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BP Portrait : finished and sent

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23 March 2011

So finally, the portrait is finished, after over 60 hours of painting and a lot of layers of paint. Trevor (the model) took the framed painting to the Glasgow courier last week and I am waiting to hear back from the judges. It would be wonderful…


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BP portrait competition 2011

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24 February 2011

So after my last post, I have decided to try again for the BP portrait exhibition. It is about a 1% or 2% chance of getting into the exhibition (never mind winning anything) but it is such a great standard, that to be included would be a fanstastic honour….


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Art competitions; a necessary evil?

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16 February 2011

After a lot of deliberation, I have decided to enter the BP portrait competition. I was deliberating as I have entered once before, but didn’t get in, and have had quite a few rejections from more local competitions over the years. For the BP though, there is really only…


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NUDE New Year

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2 February 2011

This post is a little late, but January turned out to be a surprisingly busy month. Just a week before the opening, I was discovered by the eternally enthusastic Drew at The Virginia Gallery and invited to submit some work to his second show entitled Nude. The show opening…


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One of My Favourite Muses

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7 December 2010

The above painting is called ‘The Harlots’ and is a portrait of two fabulous burlesque performers from New York. Molly Crabapple, at the front, is a talented illustrator and the founder of Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, (an art class meets burlesque in a bar), where I have gained much…


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Christmas Shows and heavy snows

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29 November 2010

Ingrida reclining, oil on canvas, 80 x 60cm

We have been having a bit of crazy winter weather here in Glasgow with heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures. Now I am glad that the Christmas show hand-ins were last week when the weather was cold but clear!This Christmas, I am showing…


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Fire & Brimstone Show Review

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26 November 2010

Now that the remaining work from Fire & Brimstone is back in Glasgow, I can sit back and say that I was extremely pleased with my first show at Axolotl Gallery in Edinburgh. The team are an extremely professional yet friendly groups of people and I was very impressed…


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Fire & Brimstone at AXOLOTL gallery

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26 October 2010

It has been a while since I have posted anything as nothing really seemed to be happening in the art world over the summer. Sales were slower and galleries were not planning many shows. I used the spare time wisely and I got in touch with…


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100 Artrists for Pride Exhibition: Brighton 2010

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23 July 2010

‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’, 20 x 20cm, oil on box canvas

Through my friends on facebook I came across an exhibition running in Brighton as part of the Gay Pride festival next week. The idea was to have 100 artists exhibit a small artwork for the week to raise funds…