Friday, September 28, 2007

new postcard

I am heading up to Manchester in a few hours to prepare for tomorrow's Book Fair.

Among many other things I will be showing a new postcard of the stages of the making of the altered book Dreamers of Decadence for the Rich and Strange altered books project.
Here it is.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bookmarks V exhibition

Small artists' bookworks in the form of bookmarks are now exhibiting as Bookmarks V. You can see mine on-line here: Bookmarks V Artists. There is also a world distribution schedule there.
I am in great company, the collection is stunning!
Many thanks to Sarah Bodman of the The Centre for Fine Print Research at The University of the West of England.

Manchester Artist’s Book Fair 2007

I will have a table at the second annual
  • Manchester Artist’s Book Fair
  • on Sept 29, 2007.
    I will have about 12 different books and some postcards on display.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2007

    Sent off painting to auction

    Here is the painting I just finished and sent to the Spectrum Autism charity art auction. It is from The Universe in a Drop of Water series. The title is Interior Landscape 26. It is acrylic on 60x60cm deep edged canvas.

    Spectrum art site
    Spectrum art blog

    Wednesday, September 12, 2007

    A studio snapshot

    Last week. Lots of work in different stages. It gets crowded sometimes when some work has to lay flat to dry and the oil paint formula is a slow drying one.

    Sunday, September 02, 2007

    Rich and Strange book is finished!

    I finally finished the painting and gilding of the Dreamers of Decadence book for the Rich and Strange altered books project. The project is a way to use discarded books (they were all art books). It should have arrived with them on Friday.

    Dreamers of Decadence is about Symbolist painters and is an interesting book but I was fascinated by the title. To create a feeling of decadence the pages of the book are extravagantly painted and gilded with an extra thick layer of 24kt gold. This excessive use of gold expands the fore edge of the book and gold shines out.

    They have now set up a web site about the exhibit: Rich and Strange

    Spectrum Art Auction for autism charity

    I am donating a painting to the Spectrum art auction in Cornwall. It is to raise money for the Spectrum autism charity.
    Spectrum art site
    Spectrum art blog