I'm Happy to say that my painting, [In The City] It's Hard To Be Alone sold at the weekend at the Townhouse Summer Open in Spitalfields
Seeing the forecast a week ahead of Urban Art Brixton I thought I'd create something equally as hot so leading up to the event I painted five layers of acrylic, from lemon yellow up to that fluorescent red at the top, framed it up and made it the centrepiece of my pitch. It certainly turned heads, all weekend, but I thought I was going to be taking it home with me. Then, almost at the end of day day 2 it was bought. For someone who has been focusing on texture and neutral tones of late it was a very bright surprise. One I'm keen to try some more of, so as soon as the Dante's Car Park series is done [I'm a third of the way through that] I will return to this, along with matt and gloss contrasts I think.
Not that I expected to win. It was an honour to make the 36 strong shortlist out of 723 entries from around the world and the quality of the shortlisted work was very high. It was a great evening too. Congratulations to the overall winner, Harumi Tanaka, one of the few artist I was already following on Instagram. I'm looking forward to next years already.
Some of the more observant among you may have noticed that I have subtly been streamlining this site to separate my prints from the more serious aspect of painting and who knows maybe more three dimensional work. So, all of my photography and prints are now available through Etsy and will be drop-shipped directly from The Printspace. I am working on a catalogue, a link to which is at the bottom of the home page. I just need to make live links to the individual works on Etsy now.