Baltic 39

Excited to be a part of the Open Call at Baltic 39 in Newcastle and be exhibiting a painting called Death XIII. This was a continuation of work after my co-investigator role at the Newbridge Project. The canvas is 30cm x 30cm, a background diagonally divided into blood red and black, holds a two toned (divided) circle in the centre. In a halo of gold, a plague doctor stares out to the side of the painting. Two sacred hearts, one a watchful eye symbolises the passivism of the media and public. The second sacred heart symbolises action and survival. The figure in the centre is a personal response to Covid-19, how hopeless it feels, and an echo of the earlier history we were taught about Spanish Flu. There are many parallels of what happened in history that are similar to present day. The title ‘Death XIII’ relates to the tarot card, as Death is one of the major arcana and holds a tremendous amount of symbolism, of great change.

This painting will be for sale, and be going on exhibit November 2020 – January 2020. Catch a sneak peak below !

Lincoln Imp Art Trail 2021 Update

I’ve finally gotten these sculptures fully painted and varnished ready for delivery to Lincoln on Thursday. As I was shielding it made the new studio I had acquired before lockdown difficult to get to in the city centre. Luckily Lincoln Big were very understanding & the art trail was also delayed to Spring next year for safety reasons. I had A LOT of fun painting these two and hope I get to do more sculptures with Wild in Art in future.

So each Imp, the bright sunny coloured one named ‘Yellow Belly’ (Yellow gold leaf) and the deep blues of ‘Celestial’ (antique gold leaf) have a secret letter painted on them for the trail. I’ve hidden these in the Sneak Peak photo 🙂 It’s going to be fun to hunt each imp down in Lincoln when the trail begins to find all the letters.

‘Yellow Belly’ is sponsored by Lincoln Cooperative and ‘Celestial’ Is sponsored by the Lincoln Economic Group. At the end of the Art Trail both of these imps will be auctioned off in aid of St.Barnabas Hospice.

I cannot wait to go to Lincoln and see these when the trail is live !

Durham Illustrations – Free Colouring sheets

I did a few illustrations for Durham University’s Summer in the City Workshop I made, called ‘Create at Home’. The video shows you how you can create art effortlessly and inexpensively at home. You don’t need any specialist equipment (unless you fancy it)

Below are the colouring sheets I made for it. Get Colouring ! See more and watch the Workshop at: