Thursday, 31 May 2012

Hello Sailor!

May's been busy. My first gallery exhibition in a group show down in London, birthday, anniversary, holiday in Ireland, and I started to design my own range of sailor tattoo and burlesque inspired tableware in a range I've entitled 'Hello Sailor!' due to my influences. You can see the current designs available and get information on buying individual pieces and prices as well as get in touch regarding stocking items in your own shops or galleries over on my facebook page

An image of my favourite item so far. A nautical themed cup and saucer set

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

More burlesque bits and bobs

Cherry Shakewell and Missy Malone (two of the performers who featured in my work for the exhibition) popped down together to see it yesterday (though Cherry had been at the PV).

Cherry and Missy

Missy and Missy

I drew a mini portrait of Dita Von Teese today (white paper is 10 x 10cm) in pen and markers. Not a fan, but I just needed a reference photo to draw a bit of a vintage look, and she does have a good sense of style.

Friday, 4 May 2012

A Brush With Burlesque Private View

The private view was great! Met some of the lovely fellow artists, got some really nice feedback from people who liked my work, and just generally had a good night!

Alan and I with my work

Exhibition organisers Sarah and Mark of 'Kinky & Quirky'

The photographer hired to take pics for the evening told me he was planning on buying one of my A3 pieces for a friend's birthday, so fingers crossed he does and I sell at least one piece!
Also had several people actually seek me out and say my work was their favourite of the lot which was very nice but a bit silly and unbelievable given the amazing paintings in the show, though I guess everyone has different tastes and some may have preferred the illustrative style pieces to the paintings...

The really lovely work of Fiona Wilson, I'd admired her stuff for a while, it was great to see it in person

Goodies for sale, including my limited edition fine art giclee prints

Talented painters!

The graphic work of designer Joe Armitage

Pip Bayley and some of his ink drawings

Free drinkies! You can spot me from my hair on this one

There were also equally arty free cupcakes :)

The exhibition is running until May 13th at East Gallery Brick Lane London, if you can make it along you really should, it's an amazing show, such a great variety of different artists and styles!