27th May 2011
As a freelance illustrator I find I am vulnerable to comparing my work to ‘more successful’ illustrators’ work. This in turn can result in an opinion that I am failing in some way.
25th May 2011
Last weekend I was one of the many tutors at the Family Fun Weekend at the Belfast Waterfront Hall.
12th May 2011
For me business cards get old really quickly.
Now being an artist I should include a piece of work on my business cards but if it takes me a year to move a bunch of cards that image can suddenly get old and irrelevant.
My solution was to print out blank business cards and use them as a mini sketchbook creating individual pieces of art reflecting the time, my surrounding and what I’m thinking about.
15th April 2011
It is wise to get the opinions of others on your artwork, but when you start to choose their opinions over yours the critical mass of their opinions begins to form the artwork not you.
8th April 2011
Recently I’ve been busy with the VENT collective, an arts focused collective that I helped to set up in 2008.
We’ve just finished our most recent project ‘THRIVE: the VENT mandala’, which blended the disciplines of painting, animation, sculpture and performance into a single presentation. The presentation incorporated a collaborative artwork between the four members of the collective which was then cut up and animated in the gallery space using stop motion photography.
Below I have included a few photos from the opening and a time lapse video of the creation of the project.
The exhibition opened last night (Thursday 7th April 2011) at the Platform Arts gallery and continues until Saturday 16th April.
1st April 2011
This one came as more of a story in which a medieval King leads his troops through battle.
All of his troops are children who don’t have the strength to fight yet they keep on winning and enjoy the adventure. It is the King that enables them to win not the age or experience of the troops.
1st April 2011
I’ve been trying to be a Christian for a few of years now. I say trying, as I don’t really know what I’m doing in comparison to other Christians who seem to have it all together.
That aside I’ve found that when I’m praying an image or a series of sequential images come into my mind. I don’t always know what they mean but the majority of them look visually awesome. So I’ve started to draw them with no reason other than I think they’d make a good image or comic.
I’ve included one below that I’ve been messing around with this week.
25th February 2011
I was invited to do some live painting last weekend at winter BASE an International Street Art and Music Festival held in the Ulster Hall. Under my alias TWEET I was lucky enough to be painting beside REMED (Madrid). Below I’ve posted a picture of the final artwork and a stop motion video of how it was made.
You can see the sketches I did in preparation for this piece here.
24th February 2011
After painting last weekend at winter BASE an International Street Art and Music Festival held in the Ulster Hall I was pretty tired of painting and wanted to do something simple on Monday night’s painting group.
Over the next few days I will be putting up pictures of my piece at winter BASE, hopefully accompanied by a making of video.
17th February 2011
I’ve been invited to do some live painting again this weekend at winter BASE an International Street Art and Music Festival held in the Ulster Hall. Under my alias TWEET I’ll be among great street artists like: Remed (Spain), Lints (Denmark), Jack Douglas (Austrailia), Conzo Throb (Scotland) and KVLR (NI).
The Ulster Hall will be open from 2pm-6pm this Saturday and Sunday with free entry between those times, so please come down and say hello.
In preparation I’ve been doing some sketches in my spare time this week of what I may do.
You can see what I painted at summer BASE last year here.