Monday, September 6, 2010


I know, I know, I'm lousy at keeping up with this blog. But I am here to revive it.

Since I've last posted, needless to say lots has happened, including the acquisition of a studio space on Fish Island. I've been lucky to find a nice spot amongst art pals Sadie Edginton and Jessica Piddock(unfortunately Jess has moved out and prepping for her MA course at Chelsea next year, so now we have David Bradley, confectionery extraodinaire in her place).

Those are some of Jess' portraits next to my stuff, during our open studio in August at the Hackney Wicked Art Festival.

I've been dragging myself down the Hackney canal and into the studio whenever possible. The studio is located right by a 2012 Olympic construction site. I get to see this monster grow larger and larger by the week as I cycle past.

It's been a tough Spring and Summer. I've been struggling to keep up with a steady studio practice. There were long periods of distrust of myself, my hands, and my mind. I would stare with bloodshot eyes at a mess I couldn't even recognize before me. But with slow perseverance, I think the worst of it is over and I can get on with things. I guess that's just the partial hazard of working mostly by yourself, removed from the world, in a room scented with turps.

Yeah, anyway, I'm back and feeling alright about things.

1 comment:

  1. Way to persevere. I hate those periods, but it seems like they just happen once in a while. Glad to see you posting again, and those paintings look very delicious!