Painting the Town Red

This is the first completed piece for an intended body of work inspired by my home town of St. Helens. Which is, to …

2017/5 Walled in

As anticipated when I started this project, I am posting a little behind the weeks of the year, but that’s OK because …

Handicap 2017/4

Careful examination of this piece will reveal not just the usual underlying graffiti but scribbled calculations and equations. These reflect the fact …

The secret of how to start

What’s the secret of starting to make art when you feel unable? Do the thing you need to do right before you …

It eludes me – 2017/3

The above image is a cheat. It is fake. It looks good but it’s not a real room and my work of …

Art for confidence

I was having a crisis of confidence. I looked at my art work and I thought: cripes, its a mess. It’s a …

Never too late to remember

Now that I am back from a summer of  travelling,  it is time to get on with my next solo exhibition which …

Left Behind – new art series

From the moment I started to learn traditional patchwork, what seems like a lifetime ago, I have kept a separate creativity journal. …

How I am pricing my art

Pricing art is a nebulous business. With my Urban Scrawl solo show now just two months away it is time to start …

The art of trust

At some point in every creative project, the most important technique you will need is trust. All the screen printing classes, the …

Test post

I am sorry to inconvenience anyone who may get this in their email or blog reader but I need to send this …

Working to a theme

If you have started to follow my Urban Scrawl diary over on my Facebook page, you will know that my show in …

New! Diary of a Solo Show.

I am very excited to be able to tell you that the View Two Gallery in Liverpool will be hosting my first …