Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Affordable Art Fairs Battersea/Hampstead 2012

I will be exhibiting my screen-prints Kaleidoscope and Can't Buy Me Love, with Jealous Gallery at the Affordable Art Fairs in Battersea Park (25 - 28 Oct. 2012, and Hampstead (1 - 4 Nov. 2012). Contact Jealous if you would like complimentary tickets. 
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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Maps of the Heart

I have been creating my 'Maps of the Heart' for a good few years now. These represent geographical areas that hold a place in a persons heart, and are special to whoever commissions them as they serve to symbolise a personal connection to a place. I recently came across these funny (and cynical), examples of maps which purport to be of both men's and women's hearts. These have been produced since the nineteenth century in America originally by D.W. Kellogg. They seem highly contentious judged by todays' standards, but quite amusing nonetheless. Fickle,vain and coquettish ladies? Dread of matrimony and lacking in good sense gents? Let the battle of the sexes commence! 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Lucian Freud Etchings

Visited the Courtauld, (one of my favourite galleries), to see the small but beautiful exhibition of Lucian Freud etchings which were recently gifted to the Courtauld by the artist Frank Auerbach, who was a great friend of Freud. They met in the 1950s and remained good friends until Freuds death. Many of the etchings are signed "With love to Frank" by Freud. It was refreshing to see such beautiful graphic, mark-making and of course Freuds' customary masterly draughtsmanship. The last of the images below is a portrait of Freud by Auerbach. Highly recommended.