Sunday, 27 March 2011

Artist Commission - Barnsley LIFT Hoyland - Final engagement day


The final engagement day of the Hoyland LIFT Artist Commission went ahead on Friday with an eclectic mix of outcomes. More figure drawings, iPad paintings and portrait studies from life, courtesy of local residents who agreed to come into school and pose for us! Some of the drawings and paintings made by the young artists will feed into the final work which will appear in, on and around the new Hoyland Centre.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Artist Commission - Barnsley LIFT Hoyland- Bookcase End Panels

Mock up of bookcase end panels and suspended banner images for the Hoyland Centre Library space. Painted on the iPad using bold colours, vector shapes and no outlines

Artist Commission - Barnsley LIFT Hoyland- More Pupil Collaborations

The top image was painted on one of my iPads by Monika (a year 6 pupil) during a workshop at West Meadows School in Hoyland, Barnsley, as part of the community engagement process for the Hoyland LIFT Commission. The image below was worked up today by the amazingly generous Susan Murtaugh, on her iPad, in her studio in Wisconsin USA. What an amazing collaboration!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Artist Commission - Barnsley LIFT Hoyland- Sketching

More sketching in Hoyland today - here is a continuous line drawing destined for inclusion in my deign for the sandblasted window drawing!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Artist Commission - Hoyland Centre - Windows

Following a fantastic meeting yesterday with enthusiastic library and council staff who will be working within the new Lift Centre in Hoyland, I have been working on creating 'sweeping' shapes, inside which drawings and graphic elements will be sandblasted directly onto the glass. The top image is an impression of what the sweeping motifs will look like once installed.

Friday, 11 March 2011

West Meadows School, Hoyland - Hoyland Lift Commission

Another amazing day in Hoyland, this time working with pupils at West Meadows School. I worked with 16 pupils, who collectively managed to created a huge amount of quality artwork, some of which will feed directly into the final commission. Work produced includes paintings drawings and iPad generated images!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Group Exhibition Opens in Austin, Texas

I have 4 prints included in a new group show of paintings created using the iPad. I am exhibiting alongside a group of wonderful artist (many of them friends) who represent countries from across the globe.

More info here

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Live Draw - The Culture Vulture

Last night I had the pleasure of creating a large 'colouring wall' at The Culture Vulture's 2nd birthday party in a fantastic warehouse space in Leeds. Party goers were invited to colour and create within the lines that I put down, and add to the image, which is destined to become a future banner for their web site. Great venue, lovely people, top fun! Images courtesy of Robochops.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Jackdaw Jaw

Latest Painting!

Fabric Lenny iPad Poem 001 - slept

Hoyland Pupils Collaborate with International Artists - C├ędric Philippe - France - part of the Hoyland LIFT Commission

Hoyland Pupils Collaborate with International Artists - Jonathan Grauel - USA - part of the Hoyland LIFT Commission

Here is the collaboration piece developed by Jonathan Grauel from one of the pupil's drawings. I am in the process of working up a series of collaborative images with Jonathan. He is a real joy to work with! More on that soon!

Hoyland Pupils Collaborate with International Artists - Sue Hodnett - UK!

Sue wrote " I've echoed the original drawing using a photo of Moscow based Russian artist Andrew Mirzoian" and wow! What an image!

Hoyland Pupils Collaborate with International Artists! Luis Peso - Spain

Here is the collaboration image that Luis developed! Pigeon becomes eagle! Take a look at the making of video below!


Hoyland Pupils Collaborate with International Artists! Mia Robinson, Nini Lapuz and Julia Kay!

 Mia Robinson - USA

 Nini Lapuz - USA

Julia Kay - USA

Hoyland Pupils Collaborate with International Artists! John Bavaro, Deborah McMillion Nering

Here are the latest Collaboration images from the Hoyland Project....... SUPER FANTASTIC!
John Bavaro - USA

Deborah McMillion Nering - USA

Matthew Watkins - ITALY