06 June 2019

Little Sausage Puppet

Before I make a string of dancing sausages I have been trialing sausage design.
I have a few of these for sale at Venue 32 of the 2019 Cheltenham Open Studios. Preview tonight 6 to 8 pm and open from 10 until 4 from the 8th to the 16th June. What dance will he do for you?


05 June 2019

A Cupboard of Pink Animals

2019 Cheltenham Open Studios begins this weekend the 8th of June and continues until the 16th. I am in Venue 32, the fabulous printmaker Sue Brown's home and studio. Open 10am to My Cupboard of Pink Animals pictured below I made from recycling pine tongue and grove paneling. It took me ages but I will be making more as I am so happy with the result. It is currently being exhibited in the window of Dodwells the stationary shop on the Bath Road as they are kindly promoting the Open Studios.

Pink animals 

Sausages on the side panels.

21 February 2019

Cheltenham Open Studios 2019

I have just finished a prototype for this summers Cheltenham Open Studios 8 to the 18th of June. So here is a little taster of what will be there.

01 November 2017

A Peculiar Practice at the ACP Gallery in Painswick, Gloucestershire.

Starting on the 4th of November I will be showing work in the Art Couture Gallery, Painswick.
I am delighted to be exhibiting with Sue Brown and Claire Baker.
Getting work ready for hanging tomorrow.

26 August 2017

September American Exhibition 'Imaginary Friends'

From the 8th to the 27th of September I have an exhibition with a fabulous artist Kathy Beynette at Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210, Rockville, Maryland, 20852.
The opening reception is on the 8th of September 6 to 9 pm. 
The gallery is open 10 - 4 Tuesday to Saturday.
The exhibition is titled Imaginary Friends.

 I have been collecting imaginary friend stories for a couple of years and have drawn characters based on these childhood chums. These drawings have formed the basis of a series of hand coloured print works printed onto fabric.

23 July 2017

IMAGINARY FRIENDS are Coming to America

I have been working on researching and documenting imaginary friends for an exhibition in Rockville, MD this September. Here is a little taster with more to follow.

03 May 2017

03 March 2017

Automaton Cat Mechanism Succeeds!!

It worked! The prototype cat and birds mechanism will move a puppet.
The little bird wing/hand things move up and down and lift and drop the strings.

And the puppet girl starts flying. 

26 February 2017

New Automaton Experiment

A prototype frame in the form of a cat with birds sitting on his lap. This is the support for the crank shaft and followers that will be the mechanism that moves a puppet, that is if it works!