artist + art director
In Summer 2018 I was commissioned by NETFLIX for a very exciting 'Orange is The New Black' x PRIDE project ! The first stage was a mural in Soho, London which I completed before London Pride in the first week of July. The mural featured life size characters from the series plus quotes from the show and my own LGBTQ+ language relating to Pride. SOCIAL LIFE the social media agency who brought me onboard, made official Instagram GIF's from my artwork that can be found by hashtagging #oitnb on your Instagram story.
Social Life also made a timelapse of me and my assistants making the mural which featured on Netflix's Facebook page HERE >>>>>>>>>>>>>
I went on to make another half size mural in my studio which was
photographed for reproduction in Belfast and Margate for
their own PRIDE celebrations. I drew some additional
regional elements for each city which were added digitally
For the last phase I produced another live mural in my
hometown of BRIGHTON for Pride.
November 22nd 2018: 'The Mitre's Touch'
I am currently showing in a group exhibition at 35 Gallery, Brighton. 'The Mitre's Touch' is the brainchild of creative framers Rainsford James. They invited a select group of artists to produce work specifically for the show and then went on to frame the work in unique and exciting ways. I produced 'FREDDIE'S COMING OUT JACKET', a customised biker jacket using mixed media: acrylic, spraypaint, pen, ink. I then made a portrait of Freddie Mercury to attach to the back of the jacket by hand painting onto satin then quilting to give a 3 dimensional effect. I finished off with studs, safety pins, patches and badges. The entire surface of the jacket was covered. I placed the jacket on a gold bust and Rainsford James framed with a perspex box and revolving base!The exhibition continues until December 22nd and is open Thursday-Sunday.
December 7th 2018: My solo show is now on at BRUSH Gallery in Brighton!
'It's Not All Black & White' is a collection of mixed media artwork I've produced over the last two years. Check out more info here
December 4th - 31st 2018
84 Gloucester Road BN1 4AP Brighton
I'm super thrilled to reveal that my 'Closet Door #1' has been licensed for reproduction for an exciting project in Napa Valley California! Tank Garage Winery have launched an LGBTQ+ wine to benefit a local charity LGBTQ Connection
My artwork was used to produce a label for the wine and I am really proud to be part of this project.
Tank Winery are a supercool wine producer and merchant in the Napa Valley, California in a converted 1930's gas station.
It really is a great wine, buy some!! More info here
I'm super excited to be selected for group exhibition 'Modern Panic X' curated by Guerilla Zoo. There’s some incredible artists involved and I’m honoured to be exhibiting alongside them! I’ll be issuing a new print especially for the show so #watchthisspace
Modern Panic comes to Truman Brewery from 8th - 17th November to celebrate its momentous tenth anniversary of surreal, controversial and provocative art.
For the past decade this annual exhibition has spearheaded and given a voice to artists whose work does not fit traditional galleries. Its ethos embodies how art should elicit a response, cause a reaction and be transformative, by challenging audiences with its disruptive energy, through a variety of mediums; including fine art, sculpture, photography, live art, film and artist talks
Modern Panic is a riotous celebration of the subversive, featuring over 70 artists exploring the human psyche through pop surrealism, dark art, magic realism and more, in these most uncertain of times.
More details here>>> MODERN PANIC X
To celebrate Brighton Pride Festival, I've teamed up with Award winning BRIGHTON GIN who once again are releasing a limited edition gin bottle for Brighton Pride
This year’s label has been created to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which mark the birth of the modern LGBTQ movement. Designed by me, it features an image of Marsha P. Johnson, activist of colour and self-identified drag queen, who was a prominent figure in the 1969 Stonewall uprising, when New York police raided a gay bar and provoked a rebellion.
Each bottle will be signed and numbered and also hand-finished with a shiny gold wax top, which you’ll only find on this year’s Pride bottle.
A percentage from every bottle sold will be donated to The Rainbow Fund, the Brighton and Hove based grant-giving fund for local LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS organisations and good causes.