Friday 19 April 2019

Hello everyone,

From 11am - 3pm I will be blowing eggs at The Blue tomorrow - Saturday April 20th.
Come along for some free Easter fun and to celebrate Saint George's day!
There will be an egg hunt, art fun and live music:

As you can see, I've been blowing eggs at Wave Cafe's Birchwood Centre and also the Culture Cafe at Union Chapel, and I've got some photos from these and other projects on the website of Gavin Turk, for his project Gavin Turk Egg.

Nip over there to read all about it and vote for your favourite egg, by clicking the heart symbol in the top left hand corner:

The London Bridge Hotel Open is almost over! Do pop in to see my paintings and work by 13 other Southwark based artists. The hotel is on London Bridge Street, near The Shard, and my paintings are in the lobby - near the door to the bar.

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Debbie Elliot for The Sunday Tribune. Follow this link to find out more:

Join me for my first class at The Salvation Army Hall in Nunhead, this Tuesday April 23rd - we will be looking at the wonderful artist Paula Rego. Class starts at 10am, and finishes at 1pm. The course runs for 10 weeks and costs £150, or £15 per session. No need to book, just pop in!

The entrance to the classes in the upper hall is on Nunhead Green SE15 3QQ, the building is on the corner of Nunhead Green and Gordon Road.

Wave Cafe at The Birchwood Centre in Muswell Hill have some exciting sessions lined up for summer - I'll be there next on May 16th, more info here: 

Tuesday 9 April 2019

Hello everyone, and Happy Springtime!

My Five Alive life drawing session at Union Chapel on Sunday April 28th, 6-9pm, is booking fast - the last one was almost sold out, so act quickly to secure your place! Here's the link for booking tickets:

And I'm super happy to be running more of my Exploring Creativity classes at The Salvation Army Hall in Nunhead, SE15.

They are running on Tuesday mornings, from 10am - 1pm. The term lasts for ten weeks, and costs £150, or £75 concessions.

Each week we explore the life and work of a different artist, and then do practical exercises, working up to making a piece of artwork on a theme linked to the artist explored.

This term we'll be learning about lots of interesting artists, including Paula Rego, Rose Wylie and Christopher Le Brun.

No need to book in advance, simply pop along to the first class on April 23rd. Or email me to secure your place. 

Thursday 4 April 2019

After the grand launch of Meet Me on Tour at Deptford Lounge:

why not pop across to Wave Cafe in Muswell Hill, where from 7.30pm I'll be running a super fun egg decorating workshop!

I hope to see you there!

Wednesday 3 April 2019

Hello everyone,

I've been working alongside my friend and colleague Dick Graham on a project with Meet Me At The Albany:

We've been documenting their project Meet Me At Lewisham Homes through art. We've seen some other amazing artists make incredible artworks with Lewisham residents, and produced our own work that explores this unique and interesting story and journey.

There's a celebration opening event happening tomorrow at Deptford Lounge, for the exhibition. It's called Meet Me On Tour, and I'll be running an interactive watercolour table, while Dick will be a "live drawing" wandering artist. Come along to experience this and other interesting and unique goings on.

All the wonderful artworks will be on display, we hope to see you!

The exhibition continues until April 25th.

Meet Me On Tour
Thursday 4 – Thursday 25 April, 2019
Deptford Lounge 9 Giffin Street, SE8 4RJ.

A celebration of the creative work of older residents
from four Lewisham Homes Independent Living
Schemes and Meet me at the Albany members.
Drop in any time to view the exhibition or join us for
activities and events.

Thursday 4 April, 3pm – 6pm
Exhibition opening, book launch and film premiere.

Free workshops in cut and paste poetry, live drawing,
watercolour painting, felt making, make your own
cabaret, chair dancing and more.

Check the Albany website or contact Sarah Phillips
for the full schedule:
020 8692 0231 ext 280

Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, SE8 4RJ
Part of the Meet Me at... programme, which was established
in 2013 in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham.
Since 2017 lounges in sheltered housing schemes have been
hosting artists working with residents on projects from felt
making to cabaret. Possible due to support from Lewisham
Homes and Arts Council England’s Celebrating Age funding.