im back from the london convention and what a great weekend it was. i did some really nice work, hung out with some great friends and i was treated like a star by the punters. signing autographs and having pictures taken with fans is a strange but cool experience. i sold loads of my new sketchbooks and everyone seemed really impressed by them which is cool because i did work really hard on them. it was sad for me to be working my last show with jo but it means we will have to go on holiday to south america to see her next year. since i got back i have been very productive, i have drawn a picture for carlos rojas 5x7 show in LA and i really like it. also i have nearly finished my painting of lianne that i started in shawns seminar. i cant wait to start our painting project. i signed the lease for my new shop yesterday and hopefuly i should have the keys this weekend, how exciting.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
im back from the paradise gathering in massachusetts and i dont know where to begin. we had such a good weekend, just the right amount of work and play. jo, lianne and me did shawn barbers painting seminar and it was everything i was hoping for. shawn is a genius and it was such a great opportunity to paint with him. we all painted each other and i have to say jos painting of me is unbelievable. we were so inspired by the seminar we had the great idea of setting a project for ourselves which through our collective enthusiasm has ended in 13 of the best tattooists and painting lovers doing 13 portraits in 13 weeks and is titled" lucky for some". it also has inspired us to start an art collective where we will be regularly running art projects for tattooists. we will be putting books, dvds and shows together to document our efforts. when everything is properly put together we will have a dedicated myspace page and website, so watch out for that.
i did some great tattoos at the gathering and made some great friends. it really was one of the most unique and enjoyable events i have been lucky enough to work at. thanks to gabe and all the crew.
i have a couple of days rest and we are off to london, i cant wait. also my sketchbook is finally ready for sale. its my last convention with jo before she goes off on her travels, which is a little sad.
Sunday, 13 September 2009
ive been busy busy busy lately. ive been doing some cool work and ive finally finished my sketchbook which will be ready for sale at the london convention. i am on the verge of signing the lease for my new shop in chelmsford and im off to america on wednesday for the paradise gathering and then back for london the week after. im really looking forward to paradise where i will be taking shaun barbers painting seminar. i absolutely love his paintings and i cant wait to watch him work and hopefuly learn loads. i will of course be meeting up with jo harrison for both conventions which sadly will be our last together for a while as she is off on her travels to south america. as much as we will miss her i hope she has a great time and we meet up again soon. here is some of my recent work.