Thursday, 30 December 2010

Barnsley Pod 4 Winter Installation - Fin

In the weeks running up to Christmas 2010, I spent 8 days in Barnsley town centre working in Pod 4; an empty shop unit opposite the outdoor market.  The installation was commissioned by BMBC, with a remit to transform the space and engage the public.  The installation includes paintings and cardboard, large canvas prints, chalk slate drawings, soft sculptures, photographic portraits and a series of cardboard box paintings. All the images were captured by Richard Hanson

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Sketches 1 - 8, from the i love west Leeds Drawathon









Here are eight sketches made during the 24 ht drawathon. 15 - 30 seconds each. Sharpie on paper.

Angel King Pudding

Mash-up iPad painting experimenting with Random Pollock, Brushes and PS apps.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Drawathon - i love west leeds Shop

The 24 hour Drawathon - a selection of images made in the first 5 hours of the 'Drawover' at the I Love West Leeds Shop in Armley, Leeds.  Artist Lou Sumray and I created several drawings of passers by, as they went about there business - a great experience, another great project with Lou, and over 60 new Fabric Lenny drawings to boot! Hurrah!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Barnsley Winter Installation - Pod 4 - Post 3


These images were created over the past weekend, and are to form part of the Winter Installation at Pod 4 in Barnsley. The images were taken in The Mall, a busy shopping centre complex, which was very, very busy. This work is part of an ongoing collaborative project with 'Threads' (Sheffield based photographer Richard Hanson).

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Barnsley Winter Installation - Pod 4 - Post 2

This image was created over the past weekend, and is to be part of the Winter Installation at Pod 4 in Barnsley. The image was taken in The Mall, a busy shopping centre complex, which was very, very busy. This work is part of an ongoing collaborative project with 'Threads' (Sheffield based photographer Richard Hanson).

Monday, 13 December 2010

Barnsley Winter Installation - Pod 4

Friday the 10th saw the first day of an exciting installation project at Pod 4, an empty town centre shop unit in the heart of Barnsley.  I have seven days to create and install 'an exhibition' within the space, which I am calling Fabric Lenny Land for now.  I have so far had the help and support of an amazing group of people, including Yvonne Roberts, Lou Sumray, and Anna Connor. The shape of the space is starting to come together with a couple of large acrobatic rabbits, paintings on cardboard, drawings on slate, and behind the scenes an army of fabric rabbits! More to come! All photographs by Richard Hanson.





Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Exciting New Collaboration!

Here is a pretty grimy shot (taken with my iPhone) of my iPad displaying an image from a new collaboration with the rather splendid Jonathan Grauel. We have ten collaborative iPad paintings on the go and i must say things are looking HOT! A new blog will be launched soon documenting the progress...

New Blog Project - circus magic!

Hello! I am pleased to announce a new blog project over at http://fabriclennylandcircusextravaganza.blogspot.com/

TOP FUN!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

'Artist Zoo' ilovewestleeds Art Festival Shop

Today saw day one of two 'live art residencies' at the Art Shop in Armley, part of the ilovewestleeds festival.  After meeting the rather wonderful project manager, Fra, Lou Sumray and I spent the day making images inspired by what we viewed through the windows, on the streets of Armley..... what a fantastic day! I also managed to fire off a number of iPhonography shots, along with some video footage. More to come!
Felt tip pen and wash study working from passers by, attempting to capture the essence of characters in just a few short seconds.
Lou heads out to check on her large scale charcoal work.... more iphone prints from today here

Thursday, 28 October 2010

New postcards almost all gone!

Time to order some more of these from moo, as they went down really well at Mobile Art Con in NYC.

Proposed Image for Barnsley Town Centre Project

 Here is a mock up image which formed part of an application for an exciting Winter project in Barnsley town centre.......Hurray! The application was successful and Fabric Lenny along with an additional creative crew and the local community will be producing some amazing stuff! Watch this space!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Cannon Hall Commission Now Installed!

Following an extremely fruitful period during the summer, the 'Pear Tree' Installation at Cannon Hall Museum and Gardens is now complete and features a large scale digital print, painting on cardboard, a variety of custom vinyl figures, hand painted wooden pears, custom sneakers and an array of cuddly characters. The work was inspired by the Museums' Moorcroft pottery and ancient pear tree collections. The Installation now forms part of the collection at the Museum and is on permanent display.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Wrestler and Guest

Work in progress - latest illustration that I am working on: taking a slightly different direction than most of my recent work..... great fun!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Hanging Hippos

Last night saw the installing of the Hippos for the ilovewestleeds festival





Two Of His Heads Are Both The Same

latest iPad painting....

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Balancing Benjamin Blue


Balancing Benjamin Blue, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

A splendid fabric character made for my Cannon Hall (Barnsley) commission in collaboration with the fantastic Ticklish Toys.

Cecil Fruits


Cecil Fruits, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

A splendid fabric character made for my Cannon Hall (Barnsley) commission in collaboration with the fantastic Ticklish Toys.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

There's a Wildman in my Head

Finally he's out! No longer held back with platinum chains! Grrrrrrrr! iPhone painting made this morning using the Brushes app.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Raffy-Sore-Eye001


Raffy-Sore-Eye001, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

Custom Munny mini Raffy character, painted as part of a commission at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Pear Tree002 (WIP)


Pear Tree002 (WIP), originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

Extreme close up crop of a large scale print I am producing as part of a commission at Cannon Hall Museum in Barnsley.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Pear Tree (WIP)


Pear Tree (WIP), originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

Extreme close up crop of a large scale print I am producing as part of a commission at Cannon Hall Museum in Barnsley. Work in progress....

Flying Pig Exhibition

Sore Eye Chicken Stump

Here is an image created through a collaborative iphone exchange with the slightly unstable Corduroy Maud - top fun!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Chicken Head Sore Eye


Chicken Head Sore Eye, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

iPhone sketch using the brushes app

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Balancing-Act002


Balancing-Act002, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

Recent Posca sketch and possible print

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Thursday, 4 February 2010

When-I've-Sixty-Sores


When-I've-Sixty-Sores, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

new posca draw made in robin hoods bay

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Regal Crouch


Regal Crouch, originally uploaded by Fabric Lenny.

This is how my full on weekend left me feeling