Wednesday, 30 March 2011

debut contemporary - workshop with Paul Barthaud

Those are some good looking DEBUT Artists!
Tuesday 29th March’s Workshop led by successful Auctioneer, Art Handler and specialist Cataloguer, Paul Barthaud (, demonstrated that all artists should be prepared, at least with an understanding of the runnings, for Auction Houses at an early stage. Barthaud also stressed the importance of what he described as the “nuclear option” – having a clear voice as an artist and a control over the price, placement and integrity of one’s artworks.

Some key market trends were noted as to the boom in art sales in particular countries in the last decade and following Jean-Phillippe Vernes talk, the value in remaining respectful to your collectors whilst maintaining a strategic business mind is clearly of high importance.

text and images courtesy of the Debut Contemporary Blog.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

My Big Fat Royal Wedding

I will be selling prints at the following exhibition, come along show your support!

My Big Fat Royal Wedding

188 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU
Thursday 7th April 6-9pm Top 5 listing for First Thursdays in the East End.
Show runs until 3rd May.
Opening Times 11-6pm
EAST END PRINTS is popping up downstairs from MAIDEN,
the offbeat and exciting shop on Shoreditch High Street.
The work produced from artists, illustrators and designers
will be based around the loose theme of the Royal Wedding.
Affordable prints and originals nestle alongside Charles and Di memorabilia.
Check out the brand new limited release from ART IS THE CURE*… Rich Simmons – Beautiful silkscreen editions and affordable range of prints -watch this space! Including his Future ***King work as seen on TV!
We will also be giving a sneak preview from the archives…in our new typographic range from ‘Vintage by Hemingway’ too -so there is plenty to see and a whole month to do it in!
Artists include Twinkle Troughton, ART IS THE CURE, Tinsel Edwards, Paper Inc, Philip Sheffield, Helen Lang, Miss Annabel Dee, Jennifer Camilleri, Tisna, Fiona Watson, Hi-Artz Press, Infinity Bunce, Anonymous Hands, Paul Collis, Dale Edwin Murray, Andy Bridge, People Will Always Need Plates, Paul Delaney, Hennie Haworth…plus Vintage by Hemingway exclusive typographic print collection….and much, much more…

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sad day for Ravensbourne..

Well, Ive just seen a photograph of my old college - Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication - where I studied for a year working towards my Diploma in Art Foundation... and it seems that Rave. is no more! The whole college is being relocated to Greenwich.

What a shame!.. Never mind onwards and upwards i suppose..

Funnily enough, Central Saint Martins, my old university is also relocating, well the University of the Arts colleges are all merging and moving to a brand spanking new building in Kings Cross. I still feel so sad though, the buildings (maybe not Rave. as it was more or less 1960s new - at a guess) but certainly for the building along Southampton Row, its so beautiful and old and seeped in history, parquet flooring, wooden banisters, stone coving - ah well.. Hopefully they wont be as quick to tear down this building.

STOP THE PRESS! - East End Prints!

Great News!

It's been a long time coming, but I am finally selling prints via EAST END PRINTS yesss!! Please visit and be very generous!

I'm really looking forward to working with these guys. They're a good company and I'm very excited about new ventures and exhibitions which will be revealed in the next coming weeks.

One of my prints was even included in the newsletter viewed by over 6,000 contacts! hurrah! (top right image)

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Studio Snap

Hard at work, making the Slugs & Snails Mark II for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park showcase in June

Friday, 11 March 2011

She Said - Private View*

This was my first foray into the galleries of trendy East London. And it went rather well! The Event was even listed on the Design Week Blog!

The gallery was packed all night and I even made a sale. The work there is pretty good as well. A particular favourite of mine is Kelly Davit's "Red Hat". So lifelike! (see below)

Anyway, the show is open until 13th March, so if you're in London I'd def recommend going and have a little nose around.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

debut Contemporary - OFFICIAL Launch Photos*

Images have been uploaded from the launch! hurrah! Here are a select few (which feature me) Also some snaps of the artists with their work

To view the whole image gallery, please visit Debut Contemporary's flickr account
here. Below is a selections of images from the night, courtesy of Debut Contemporary.

Samir Cedric (bow tie) & Zoe Knight (to the right) and the team at Debut Contemporary

Saturday, 5 March 2011

debut CONTEMPORARY - launch photos

Above are some photographs of the very successful launch night of Debut Contemporary. As you can see there were queues to get in from 6.30pm!

Photos courtesy of Robert West. There will be more photographs and video footage of the night online shortly.

Friday, 4 March 2011

NEW WORK* - Mulberry Bush

Wow, the launch of Debut Contemporary went really really well. Thanks to all who came. This venture looks like its going global!

Anyway, it was here that I revealed my newest piece of work 'Mulberry Bush'. It is part of the Slugs, Snails & Puppy dog Tails collection and it pokes fun of today's Mulberry bag culture. The ceramic vessel is emblazoned with the slogan 'here we go round the mulberry bush' and features children prancing round a bush sprouting the infamous bags.

It is available for purchase (as is the rest of the Slugs, Snails & Puppy dog Tails and the chewing gum floors collections) from:

Debut Contemporary
82 Westbourne Grove
W2 5RT
+ 44 (0)207 7221 1651