Tuesday, 27 September 2011


On Thursday morning during the early hours I start my journey to NYC and this years MOBILEARTCON. I was fortunate enough to be asked to design the poster for the event. and  created the image below in collaboration with the mighty Benjamin Rabe. I am also presenting the opening session at the conference in partnership with my painting collaborator Jonathan Grauel. Much fun ahead! Exciting times......

Elsecar Heritage Centre - South Yorkshire - Site Consultation 002

Another glorious day at Elsecar today with pupils from St Helens Primary School. Great ideas, company and drawings! PERFECT! Once again, all pics by Yvonne Roberts.

Monday, 26 September 2011

A new collaborative blog project....

A collaborative project between writer Emma Adams and Artist Fabric Lenny, where images inspire words and words inspire images, as each are batted back and forth, with the potential of unearthing hidden narratives. Click here to view it.
pic 5 from the new blog project

Elsecar Heritage Centre - South Yorkshire - Site Consultation 001

Today was a beautiful day! And what better way to spend it than with a group of enthusiastic children (from St Helens Primary School) at Elsecar Heritage Centre? The days work was based around exploring the site through walking, looking, writing and drawing, and then suggesting areas for improvement along with a personal wish list for the site. It was a very productive day, which saw the children produce some amazing images (on cups as well as paper) and develop some great ideas for the site..... I can't wait until tomorrow! This selection of fine photographs was capture by Yvonne Roberts and illustrates the day perfectly!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Libary Bookcase End Panel - new pic

Here is a new photograph of one of the end panels I designed for the Hoyland Library. Photograph courtesy Yvonne Roberts

Dog and Duck

Latest drawing laid down with Adobe Ideas...
Dog and Duck - Sept 2011

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Industry, Innovation, Power

Here are a selection of images detailing three panels that I have just completed, which are to be to be installed at the Elsecar Heritage Centre, South Yorkshire. The images were developed following a number of creative engagement sessions with families and children, and took their inspiration from the Newcomen Beam Engine at Elsecar. All of the images were created solely across three iPads over an intensive four day drawing period, using the peculiar, but splendid app, Paintbook.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Creeping Skull

Late night Adobe Ideas sketch with continuous line drawing elements.....

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Junction Project Leeds - Image Three

I have just completed this digital painting (image no.3) for the Junction project in Leeds! It should be adorning the Junction Box outside Browns near the Art Gallery by the end of the month! The image (Parting the Hares) was painted using Artrage and Photoshop at actual size. My Mac was really chugging at times! More images to follow.....

Monday, 12 September 2011


More fun with B & W imagery!!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Junction Leeds - images 002

Here is the second image installation on 'my' junction box in Leeds (outside Browns near the Art Gallery). Image number three is due to be installed shortly..... I love this project!!

Sun Up Sun Down - test print

Friday, 9 September 2011


Latest B & W Sketch

Woven Narratives Exhibition extended

The Woven Narratives Exhibition at The Butterfly Rooms in Saltaire will now run for an additional 2 1/2 weeks to accommodate the Saltaire Festival. Great news! If you want to see some interesting trans Atlantic collaborative paintings, created using only the iPad, along with some interesting 'soft sculpture' go check it out!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Article in German Financial Times

Following a fantastic few days in Hamburg, its nice to see such a positive article about finger-painting and the artistic community which embraces it - article online here
Pic from Heike - thanks!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Collaborative Fingerpainting

Following a successful digital 'finger-painting' workshop at MK&G in Hamburg, the artists gathered at the studio of Benjamin Rabe, and collectively fingerpainted (the old fashioned way) this wall painting. We had great fun with this, and created the whole thing without blue. Green is the new blue I am told!