Thursday, January 19, 2012

Opening Night!

Opening night of the Muhammed Ali exhibition went very well, lots of lovely people, including Ian Puleson-Davies, aka Owen from Coronation Street. The exhibition is looking great and a fun evening was had by all. Well done to the guys at Generation Pop! My works will be on display along with the rest of the exhibition for 2 weeks.

Also, there is only one day left to sign up for my courses at and get a 25% discount on any course throughout 2012. If you're thinking of doing it, do it now!

EDIT: Here is a brief testimonial from recent student Kurt Elliot. Kurt started with the beginners course and is moving up to intermediate:

"I have really enjoyed the past 9 weeks. I find the more I sketch and practice the more I understand what you have to say in your lessons and critiques. I replay the videos while I sketch and without really paying attention i find i get more and more out of the videos. Not sure what the highlight of the 9 weeks was for me as i enjoyed the whole thing, seeing you sketch and looking at your paintings gives me so much energy to practice and improve."

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Muhammed Ali- Exhibition Opening!

Next week is a big week!! I will be attending the Muhammed Ali fine Art Exhibition at Generation Pop, where I am one of the official artists. The opening on Tuesday 17th is coinciding with Muhammed Ali's 70th Birthday, so I am deeply honoured to be able to be a part of it. Also, I was told today that BBC News 24 want to do live broadcasts and interviews with yours-truly and others throughout the day. Should be a fun day!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Extreme Exaggeration

Here are some sample sketches I prepared for critiques for my students at On the beginner’s course, I have a lesson based around extreme exaggeration. This is probably my favourite lesson. I spend a lot of my time with portraits, and it can be very easy to forget what it feels like to exaggerate. We can easily get out of the habit, so the above is a good exercise. It’s an opportunity to let loose!

Thursday, January 05, 2012