I'm really pleased to feature on the promo material. This is the latest Open Exhibition at Batley Art Gallery - launching this Friday, 15th September, the Open is a selected exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography by professional and amateur artists. Feel free to join us at the preview from 6pm to 8pm - all welcome! Three of mine are on display ...
Once upon a time before the art, I was heavily into photography, and made a bit of a living photographing bands, always on the sly. I sneaked my camera into Leeds Polytechnic in 1976 where the Punk Package Tour had bravely been given the go ahead after being banned from venues across the country after guitarist Steve Jones swore in a televised interview with Bill Grundy. This was Dave Vanian of the Damned. It's sitting on my shelf waiting for a buyer. Maybe I should concentrate on these more. They would certainly be more interesting than my art - to the casual eye :)
I have not attempted mixed media for sometime. For this one, I made a digital pigment print, and then masked some areas with balls from a children's game, before applying blue spray paint. Finally I dropped black ink from a considerable height. Big mistake. It all collected in one spot. I found a box lid and laid it on the black and applied pressure with my foot (I stood on it!).. Maybe I got away with it ? http://bit.ly/2xdxYWN