Monday, 22 October 2012

Tarporley Art Gallery

Some playful images I did for Tarporley Art Gallery's website.

Tarporley Art Gallery is a fine art and applied art exhibition centre that has recently opened in Cheshire, with a wonderful range of workshops on offer. I was commissioned to provide branding images and lettering, promoting their workshops and shop supplies, which was great fun. Here was a chance to have a badger frolicking through buttons, a packhorse carrying workshop supplies and a fox sniffing a thread trail. 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Cornerhouse sketch-o-matic

I will be sitting in the sketch-o-matic box again this year for a couple of slots this wed 17th Oct (1-2pm) and this sun 21st Oct (1-2pm) at the Cornerhouse, doing 5 min sketches of sitters. It's like sitting in a photo-booth, but you get a sketch at the end. I'd love to sketch you if you can make it those times.

Also other artists and poets throughout the week Fri 12 Oct 2012 – Sun 21 Oct 2012
Here's some info from Cornerhouse

"Following on from the huge success of the first Sketch-O-Matic last year, when 40+ artists, illustrators, poets, doodle-makers and pensmiths created instant-ish portraits of almost 1,000 sitters, we are happy to announce that the booth is coming back! It will launch for the Manchester Weekender on Fri 12 October for a 10 day residency. You are invited to sit inside the booth as if for a photograph and make a minimum donation of £1 to an artist through an anonymous slot in return for a self-portrait. But where the machinery should be is a tiny, fully equipped artist studio. Wait five minutes (give or take) and the image will appear. It may be a pencil drawing, doodle, cartoon, collage or even a word-poem. Take it, frame it, consider it. Now you are both patron and muse!"

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Dancing on Chorlton Green

Mazazik  ( Egyptian dancing on Chorlton Green last June in a blaze of oranges and purples - a wonderful sight. Lots of people came to watch and join in the dance, part of the summer solstice celebrations organised by Horse and Jockey.
I can't decide if they work better with or without the green colour!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Party sketches

Some fast-sketching for a friend's 50th birthday party, with band, ceildh, card tricks, roll-a-pound-at-the-whisky, singing, candles, bar, cake and good company. What a wonderful evening!