I’ve long been fascinated by the science of healing and the psychology of belief. I’ve been reading a lot about ‘self-directed biological transformation’. I’m also convinced that I carry a lot of useful energy in my hands and have already studied how the use of colours have a proven effect on the hypothalamus (and pituitary).
A month ago today I put out a request on Facebook and Instagram for NHS workers to come forward for a free portrait.
I am very lucky having such an amazing family to photograph. Well, one of them anyway. For those who haven’t already – meet the wonderful, Vince Ugly.
Big news. I’m now an Air BnB art experience host! Saturday afternoon classes in my workshop near Stroud. Pretty please, with sugar on the top – share this with your creative friends – thank you 😀 https://abnb.me/sVOrPOXER3
Are you an artist that gives a sh*t about the environment? Are you pissed off with plastic? Scared about what we have done to our oceans? Are you worried about cow farts and palm oil? Does your art practice reflect how you feel about waste / reliance on plastic / pollution / climate change /… Continue reading Art that Gives a Sh*t
As I grew older, I slowly began to drift down the hill from my school to St. Pauls, and as a creative person, it sparked my neurons. Houses were painted brighter colours, music was played louder, food smelt and tasted better, people laughed a lot and partied. It was a hell of an awakening.
As part of my self-administered art therapy, I have been defacing and reconstructing over a decade of paintings. I’ve reached 57 now – all of which will be shown/sold/given away/destroyed at my Open Studio in May 2019. Meanwhile, before I embark on the next stage in my creative life, I spent some time going through… Continue reading Looking back to Israel
Paintings have begun making friends in their new clothes.
I recently wrote a piece on LinkedIn about PTSD, which might go some way to explain why I am dedicating my time to defacing every painting I have made since I left Iraq (see my cover up blog too). In the meantime. Here are a couple more!
It’s been a while since I’ve had an epiphany, but change is definitely in the air. A few months back the combination of having TOO MUCH OF MY OWN ART and having ready access to left-over spray-paints and gloss paint (that was being chucked out from Damien Hirst’s studio) provoked me to start tossing the… Continue reading A COVER UP OF THE PAST