Friday, 13 April 2018
I didn't get much work done today. The studios are on a dead end road so there isn't much traffic (apart from the fab taxi garage next door), but I found loads of people milling around right outside my studio, camera tracks and umpteen cameras, chaps waving sound recording poles, make up artistes, chaps in suits who were being filmed having a spat, 'take 17' operators, drivers moving the car back and forth, people saying hush and others saying 'action'. I have no idea what all the rest were up to. It was just as well I didn't need to leave in the middle of it all but they did ask I didn't use the chainsaw. I saw them again today filming at the bottom of the flats in the background and with the title 'The Corrupted' and toughie mean looking chaps (who are good to their mother but scowl a lot) I suspect a gritty East End mob film coming.
Saturday, 24 March 2018
I have been busy in the studio prepping up some small bronzes for the Hampstead Art Fair in May. I made most of these ages ago and it was my New Year Resolution to finish them. However, as the studio has suffered from the 'Beast from the East', cold cold cold so two pairs of trousers have been essential. Until today when finally, I did not need to break ice on the water bowl for Polly the dog and it was warmer outside than it was in. I will still need two pairs of trousers for the time being, but the warmer weather is on its way.......eventually
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Monday, 19 February 2018
Put over 100 artists from around the country in an underground car park for a day. I took these photos early on, when we were setting up. All afternoon and into the evening we had loads of people wandering round to see the show. It was huge fun and there were a lot of dogs, as art, artists and admirers. A huge thanks to Q park for the space and to Susan Haire who made it happen
Saturday, 10 February 2018
In preparation for 'Embracing the Underdog,' a show with the London group next weekend, I have been painting three paper sculptures. I have managed to get paint everywhere apart from all the tiny nooks and crannies; each time I turned the piece over I found another gap. They are all extremely complex constructions and I know they are going to look fab hung in the car park! Meanwhile the studio floor looks like a murder has taken place. Polly the spaniel has a red streak across her tail, I should have dipped it in the paint pot and got her to help, her tail is always wagging!
Sunday, 4 February 2018
Thinking to take some quick photos of a newly delivered bronze sculpture, I decided to set up a small area outside with a large sheet of paper as a backdrop. At this point the sun was perfect, it was bright with no strong shadows though it was mighty chilly. I needed to fix the paper to the window using masking tape and I put newspaper down on the step to protect the new paper.