In The Name of Art

I think my laptop has been hinting at me to blog about this piece for a while now. Every time I open my pictures folder it's there. There are more images which I will eventually post, but this one is my favourite and for now I feel it's enough. I've been putting it off until now … Continue reading In The Name of Art



I think a lot of the time the danger with art is over thinking it. There is all this pressure on you as an artist to be conceptual, to have ideas that feed and fuel your work, when sometimes all you want to do is sit down and paint. I think that's why I like … Continue reading Reminiscing

Hope Stebbing and Oliver Perry: ‘Your World Tomorrow’

There have already been some photographs of this exhibition up on my blog, but that was for my post about the preview night. This is more about Hope Stebbing and Oliver Perry's artwork itself. Given the connotations this work carries through the partnership with the Great North Run and the consequent success of Stebbing and Perry, I feel … Continue reading Hope Stebbing and Oliver Perry: ‘Your World Tomorrow’

Laurence Kavanagh: ‘October’

As promised here is the post about Laurence Kavanagh whose work I viewed the other night at Gallery North. I wasn't sure what to make of it initially. My first observation was the lack of colour. The show was entirely  monochrome with the exception of one piece. As a result it was evident that Kavanagh had truly pushed his … Continue reading Laurence Kavanagh: ‘October’

Alexandra Searle: ‘Empty Vessels’

I went to what was essentially a 'pop up' exhibition last night held at the Second Floor Studios of The Newbridge Project. It was a sculptural exhibit by artist Alexandra Searle in collaboration with Left Leg Gallery. Entry was through the back of Newbridge bookshop and up two flights of stairs. As I climbed the staircase my eyes … Continue reading Alexandra Searle: ‘Empty Vessels’