Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cassy Sachar

I really like the artists' book TLG Notebook by Cassy Sachar.
Go here to see it

It looks like she is having an exhibition here in London at The Reading Room, 21 Crooked Usage, Finchley, London N3 3HD
A small exhibition of bookworks by binder and artist Cassy Sachar
Dates: Sun 7 Sept 11am to 7pm and Monday 8 Sept to Wed 10 Sept 2pm to 8pm

Friday, August 29, 2008

A Touch of Red

This is one of the photos I have entered in an exhibition in Bristol entitled 'Colour and Landscape'. Hosted by CREATE - Colour Research for European Advanced Technology Employment

13th -23rd October 2008 at the Bower Ashton Gallery, F Gallery, School of Creative Arts, Bower Ashton Campus, UWE, on Kennel Lodge Road in Bristol, United Kingdom.
Private View: Monday, October 13, 2008 Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please click image for a larger version.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Incredible Shrinking Studio

I took these shots of my studio sometime in the last year.

Since then it has only gotten worse.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Garageland magazine

Garageland is a fantastic London art magazine put out by Transition Gallery . I am a subscriber and have every issue. (I even have 2 of issue 6 because I wrote down the wrong issue when renewing my subscription...) It takes hours to read one because they are really full and I want to read everything. "Conceived, written and illustrated by artists" it is by turns funny, clever, irreverent, and mysterious.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Postcard drawing

This is the tiny drawing that is in the corner of the postcards in my two sets, where the stamp will go. (You can see it in the set picture below.) It is by H Locke.

It shows someone reading a book and waiting lovingly and patiently while the artist works on the computer.

We make books, however you define that, and people are waiting to see them and hoping we keep making them.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Now available at the i-Candy Gallery shop in Hastings

My most popular artists' book works are these two postcard sets, Have a Nice Day and Compliments Slips.
They are now available at the i-Candy Gallery shop in Hastings.
Their web site is: iCandy Arts

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bookmarks collection

I have been working on a series of bookmarks that are about the relationship between the bookmark and the reader. There are 20 so far. Here are three. Click image for larger view.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My hands are my palette

I often use my hands as a palette when painting with acrylics. Here is an example at the CREATE Conference in France in February.
The image is from the CREATE website.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Certain Trees Book exhibit

Certain Trees: the Constructed Book, Poem and Object, 1964-2008

I went to see this show yesterday at the V&A.
If only they weren't in cases and you could handle them!
But many are one page cards and objects so you see a lot from just spending time examining the cases. If you like concrete poetry, puns and word twists, or the history of artists' books and small presses you will find this exhibition interesting.

Cy Twombly's Autunno

Cy Twombly's Autunno
I saw this painting yesterday at the Tate Modern and I love it.

Friday, August 08, 2008

New Painting

Butterfly Lung
June 2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 120cm.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Caves Paintings

In addition to my investigation into colour I make figurative paintings that are concerned with communicating the way I see the world around me. Caves' paintings.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I love colour

I paint because I am fascinated by colour, both visually and conceptually. My work usually involves creating an interior or exterior space. Viewers often feel that they are seeing something vast but on a magnified level, like a universe inside a drop of water. The excitement of luminous colour and the rich variety of texture possible with paint overwhelm me with their beauty.
I want to see my ideas manifest. It is experimentation born of curiosity. My colour combinations move in a come-hither dance of attraction and repulsion, the romantic give and take of a relationship.

Love is for the Lucky and the Brave
2006, oil and acrylic on canvas,100x110x4cm