Since returning from India and gaining a space to paint in, i have been concentrating on lots of small painstaking details in glorious gold and purple paints on 1m x 1m scale. I think it has something to do with a place in my mind where deep spiritual meanings clash with shallow pretty aesthetics. A clash which, to me, resonates through much of modern culture and has been particularly evident in the mix of Eastern/Western philosophies used to drive the industry built by Bikram Chowdry. The titles of these paintings are based on quotes from his beginners yoga class.
L-R "open and expand your heart(peacock)"
"Bengal Tiger strength"
"Like a flower petal blooming (snake)"
Hanging on the walls of the Mad Hatter Cafe 29 Nov to 13th Dec 2013
Me and 6 other artists painted the media boxes around Brighton town centre to promote the upcoming tedx talk at the dome this month. Together they spell out PASS IT ON... the theme of the talk on 25th Oct. P – Funky Red Dog ~ http://www.funkyreddog.com
after 29 years (ish) of artist-ness im finally understanding the full process of finishing work.
The lovely people at Lucky 13 cafe Lewes Rd Brighton gave me more than enough reason to enlarge these dreamy pictures. Prints on sale, super coffee and a really warm spot to sit if the beginning of the winter is starting to get to you
The Lucky 13 soya cappuchino is so tasty in fact that it takes me right back to the good old bonsoy days of Dench Melbourne!
3 years ago i made this highly shiny and highly personal piece of work in Linz Austria.
Due to a creative desire to keep on moving on, my dear friend is planning to exit Austria and so a strateigic removal process had to begin... ...that actually turned out to be very straightforward. It left no horrid sticky mess on the walls and so left me with a lot of time to do other things i really like, like sweating in a mirrored room full of strangers and swimming. of course.. swimming.
Thanks to the sun god, this years Glastonbury Festival build was fairly painless. I painted signs big and small all under blue skies and alongside the wonderful font wizard mr FLY . Then had lots of fun. but not too much fun! Easy!!
We have a new abode. its near the Brighton racecourse. I think Mango is still pining for Preston Park and Glastonbury Tor.. but never have I enjoyed so much to walk my dog .. because the air and the grass is dry these days and i have had this lovely project to research..!
Thanks to Ellie Wyatt for letting me loose on her studio wall. Behind this painting she is doing serious music business!!! look/listen here at her impressive work.
Stop motion animation with soundtrack to follow! oooohhh!!
This week i have been mostly hanging out with the community of Cabot Primary school in Bristol. Throughout art week, the pupils of reception class and years; 1,2 and 6 helped me to layer up the fishes on this awesome under the sea scene!
These cheeky St Pauls kids and the schools staff ( who all got involved too!)taught me indirectly about Excellence, Inclusion and Partnership as we got painty in the sun ( mostly in the sun). Please note the credit goes all to them and to Mr Ackner, who organised the project and is no doubt one of the most passionate teachers i've ever met.
Miss Pearl Lowe is having a book published this spring with all kinds of wonderful tips on how to make your home, or your caravan look as pretty as this. Wallpaper inspired flower details painted by yours truly. :)