This summer has been a plodding art season for me. I never stopped producing because deadlines forced me in the studio but for a variety of personal reasons these last few months have felt, creatively, like wading through treacle. It seemed appropriate therefore to use the occasion of Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Year......
Today I delivered a pile of stitched and collaged prints to my gallery Dot-Art, Queen Avenue, Liverpool, ready for the group show The Art of the Print which opens on Friday 6th October – but if you are reading this you are invited to the opening on Thursday 5th October 5 – 7 pm.  There’s......
I am asking questions. What if? What next? When? Why? With whom? Where? Did I miss the mark? Can I catch up? Does it matter? Will I ever know? Life  is a collections of scraps. Memories. Wishes, Considerations and contemplations. Possibilties, plans and permutations. How we curate them alters the story we tell ourselves. Had I......
Things have not been going to plan. Which turned out to be good thing, because from pain, discouragement and uncertainty came a new, unexpected artist’s book. With two exhibitions hot on the heels of each other early next year, I need to be producing good work steadily. If not rapidly. My exhibiting parter Leah Higgins commented......
One of the indicators that I have the right exhibiting partner for the forthcoming Traces exhibition is that Leah Higgins and I  alighted upon the title without any angst or undue deliberation. I think the knack of picking a title is to be specific enough that you have something of interest to sell whilst leaving......
Do you ever go to an art exhibition and wonder: How did they do that? Maybe you can’t see how they got the idea for the art. Or how they achieved a particular effect. Or maybe, like me, you are forever watching out for security people then trying to peer into the 3mm gap between......
I am very excited that the Liverpool Art Fair, massively extended from previous years, is taking place just a short work from my day job venue. And it’s even nearer to my home from home Mowgli Street Food, Water Street should anyone be feeling a little peckish after viewing all that art! Even better, two of......
Public art workshops are, I have learned, risky. You can plan what you are going to get the group to do, but they are going to do whatever they darn well please once they get there. They will go off on tangents. They will do things the materials were not meant to do. They will......
What if no one wants my art? What if no one reads my writing? I’m writing this from a beach resort in the Algarve where I have been taking the opportunity to do some thinking about longer range goals. There are things on my bucket list which are calling to me and I keep slapping......
One might be forgiven for thinking that my academic degrees in law and criminology would be totally unrelated to making graffiti inspired art. In fact they come in jolly useful, and not just because I understand when it is possible to spray paint a brick wall without ending up in jail! Today my Jerusalem Old......