Smile for the NHS jigsaw puzzle

Smile for the NHS jigsaw, available from tomorrow morning at 10am Saturday the 9th of April on sale for 10 days.

It’s hard to make a difference during the lockdown if your medium is the street.
It’s like Christmas day out there all week! As any writer knows Christmas day and its deserted streets are a gift that keeps on  giving. But should you as an artist take advantage of it? I did an early straw poll, a few posts online, at a half hinted enthusiasm for getting some new work out there; i was unsure, i did a peer review and found the answer was a resounding NO!

What could i do to help? What use is art on a deserted street anyway? “Why don’t you make a puzzle out of one of your works that people can do at home” the wife suggested. I could make it in halftone i thought and make it fiendishly hard, Burn some furlough hours round the kitchen table for those stuck at home.So i have, it’s an old Dotmasters favourite with a framed Mona Lisa with a blue NHS smile. Completely made out of half tone dots with very little help from the picture on the lid of the box. 

Proceeds will be donated to the NHS and hopefully this 500 piece puzzle can help while away some time for those stuck at home. Music by The Buzzcocks.

Available here

Big issue print release

Our Types have curated a great show at Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch for the benefit of the Big Issue. In conjunction with the show there are a series of live silk screened works that are going to be released over the next few days. I was asked to contribute and thought that an “Indigo gets up” print would be a perfect drop for the magazine.

Edition of 40 2 Colour Screenprint with Hand Finished Smile on Southbank Smooth 250gsm Paper Edition of 40 available here for £50 + P&P

Edition of 40 2 Colour Screenprint with Hand Finished Smile on Southbank Smooth 250gsm Paper Edition of 40 available here for £50 + P&P

2 Colour Screenprint with Hand Finished Smile and silver Spray paint Overlay for the frame on Southbank Smooth 250gsm Paper edition of 6 available here £100 + P&P

2 Colour Screenprint with Hand Finished Smile and Spraypaint Overlay on Southbank Smooth 250gsm Paper  which is sold out….sorry.

All that glitters show report

What a cracking night! A great turn out on Friday the 13th at Graffik gallery for a show, Christmas shop window display, the launch of Rude Kids Clobber and a silk screened skateboard release. It really was a who’s who of people I’ve worked with over the last 15 odd years. Thanks to https://www.bigdogsvodka.com made a cracking dirty martini. Thanks to all of you who came !

It was also the launch of Rude kids Clobber, a range of high quality tee’s and sweatshirts for kids and adults. You can check them out here. As well as the release of an Indigo gets up skateboard, 4 colours edition of 50 on Maple wood deck, available here

Photos by Faye Cooper aka Street art atlas

Show catalogue available here

Tongue in cheek window display is a bit of a Dotmasters/Graffik tradition
Good to see so many faces from years gone by
Ben Eine, Tizer, stella dore

The title of the show dictated the look and feel of the works, with gold, silver and glitter making it a christmas bauble of a show. Spray paint was mixed with Verre Eglomise and traditional gilding techniques in a modern day/1750’s mash up of gold leaf and spray paint.

shiny things for a Christmas feel
verre eglomise using red gold on glass and spray paint
Indigo Gets up Skateboards

An edition of 50 silk screened skateboard decks that come in a hand stenciled presentation box with a sticker pack and C.O.A. Available here

Oscar- RCK Print

A recent piece at the NUART FESTIVAL in Stavanger struck a cord with many. It’s a cute image with a strong message, and i thought i’d release it as a print with all the proceeds going to charity.

To be released next Thursday 14th of November at Graffik galley, both on-line and in gallery, so if you want to save postage and packing costs, you can drop in to pick it up from 5pm that day. Details of the event Facebook

To pre order click here

I have been involved with Steve Bedlam’s RCK (refugee community kitchen) for some time and i am constantly aware of their struggles with helping refugees feed themselves. So 100% of profits from the print goes to them.

The print is an edition of 85
50cm x 40 cm
3 colour silk screen print
375 Lambeth cotton rag paper, signed numbered and embossed.
£80 + P&P

RCK

Graffik Gallery

Line em out

Happy to announce that i am doing a show with old friend Stella Dore Gallery in Leonard’s on Sea, Hastings on in the 26th of July. I’ve made loads of new stuff and have a print release to coincide with the show.

It’s a small edition of 24, four colours 70cm x 50 cm on 375gsm Lambeth cotton rag, printed by Mesh silkscreen Bristol. Prints will be released at the private view on the Friday and then the remaining prints will be available on line on Saturday the 27th of July for £85 plus P&P here.

There are also 4 editions of 12 the roller stripe in hand finished acrylic paint. Roller stripes will be in a lilac, green, orange and a magenta for the price of £125 plus P&P. These will also be available to those that attend the show on the 26th, the remainder will be online the next day here.

Stella Dore kindly organised an amazing spot for me to paint, Ruby’s Rooms
on the St. Leonards sea front opposite the pier.

‘End of the Line’ Christmas print

Christmas is a time for gifts, and art is such a cracking gift it seems a shame that the prices always make it prohibitive to give it at this time of year. With that in mind i am releasing a affordable limited edition print for the festive season. ‘End of the line’ is printed by the wonderful Mesh silkscreens. Its a 70cm x 25 cm four colour silk screen print on 375 gsm cotton rag paper. An edition of 66 signed embossed and numbered for the Christmas cracker of a price of £65 and £10 P&P.

Release day is the 11th of December and will be available from this site.

End of the line print

Moniker art fair and new print release

It’s been a busy summer and i’ve noticed i haven’t posted since Glastonbury…whoops.

I have a new print out this week to coincide with an installation i’ve made for Graffik gallery for the Moniker art fair which opens tonight the 5th of October and runs over the weekend. Drop in, it’s a great group of galleries from all over the world.

The new print is a reworking of Indigo dropping a smile onto one of the first Dotmasters series, it’s a new work tagging an old work. i did a small edition years ago to coincide with a show in London, since then indigo has traveled the world from America to Japan. i’ve been asked for the print too many times so back by popular command here she is.

She comes in 4 great colours  each an edition of 25, and was beautifully printed by Ben at Mesh silkscreens in Bristol.

Size | 35cm x 93cm
Method | 5 colour print screen
Paper | 375 gsm Lambeth cotton rag by Mesh Silk Screen.
Edition 25 of each colour-way, signed, blind stamped and numbered by artist
Colour-ways | Grey, Fluro orange, Silver and Gold
Price | £180 incl. p&p or £450 for the set

Available here

There’s loads of new stuff in the show so pop in and check it out, also dropping these new stickers during the weekend which will be available online from graffik and here in the shop.
Hopefully see you there.

Valentines

Love is in the air at Dot towers and to celebrate it i’ve decided to share the love with this limited edition printed Valentines card. Printed by the wonderful Mesh silkscreen in Bristol on 375gsm Lambeth cotton rag paper. Its a two colour print on A4 paper with a factory fold turning it into a A5 valentines card with matching ivory envelope. It’s an edition of 60 at the cost of £25 including postage and packing. Show your love with a collectable!

Click here to buy one