‘Fxxk Me Pumps’ completed. 05.09.18

I am taking part in an Art Fair in London at the beginning of November and am putting together a series of London street art based paintings specifically for this event.  Roy’s People Art Fair (@ROYSPEOPLEAF on Twitter, @royspeopleartfair on Instagram) are hosting this Fair at the Oxo Tower from 1-4 November so please come along, have a look at my work and introduce yourself to me.  I would love to meet you. Amy Winehouse is one of my all time heroines and I am incorporating some street art with her image into my compositions and will be using titles from tracks of her music for these pieces.  I am in touch with Amy’s lovely mother Janis and she has given me her permission to do this, thank you Janis. This particular painting is based on a fabulous street art I saw last year in Camden, Amy’s stamping ground.  I took a photo then and there,  not knowing what my composition would be then, but knowing I would use it one day.  It is by the street artist @whoamirony and I love the colours in it. I came up with the idea of the blonde turning around as if the…
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Work in progress, second detail. 30.08.18

So this is the second part of a painting I started recently.  Last week’s Blog explains the first part.   There is still work to do on this part of the painting.  I need to get my straight lines straighter, the ground knocked back more, highlights on the dress and hair, etc, etc.  Being an artist is difficult for me sometimes as I am so impatient.  I have the idea and enthusiasm to start a new piece, I get completely in to the painting, but then I want the painting finished so I can move on to the next idea.  However, the details in the finish are essential to complete the work and ‘make it sing’ as an art tutor told me a long time ago.  So next week, the fluorescent oil paints will come into play to lift the painting (found online as they are impossible to buy in the UK for some reason, acrylics no problem, oils impossible). I am now on a deadline to produce work for RoysPeopleArtFair to be held in London at The Oxo Tower 1-4 November.  I am very excited about this, but my problem always is that oil paint takes a while to…
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New work in progress detail. 23.08.18

I am now busy preparing new work for an Art Fair this November in London, which will be at the Oxo Tower (  More details in future blogs.  I am hugely excited. I want the theme of my work to be based on Amy Winehouse, a singer of immense talent, gone too soon.  I have been in touch with her mother about this, as we are known to each other on Twitter, to ask if it would be ok for me to use titles from Amy’s records as titles to my artworks for this London Fair.  I do not want to upset anyone here, Janis Winehouse has given me her blessing, but if any of you Twitterarti out there think differently, could you let me know who I should approach? Cheers.   I painted a portrait of Amy some years back, and this will feature in the exhibition as well. As regards this piece,  the detail is a small part of a much larger work and I am inspired here by the wonderful street art of @whoamirony on Instagram.   I will of course have a woman in the foreground somewhere doing something related to the streetart, but which changes…
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