Monday, 13 December 2010

Dant on drink at Hales gallery

Whilst down in London for the Here Today exhibition, I nipped out of the gallery to have a look at a few of the other shows going on. The Adam Dant exhibition at Hales gallery is well worth a visit.

The drawings on display are vast but filled with meticulous detail, they seem like ageing documents or historial illustrations, all executed with sepia pen and ink.

The subject of the work in the show is DRINK! and more specifically Drinking in Britain and the media representation of our relationship with the bottle.

I studied the drawings for ages, there is so much detail to take in! He depicts recognisable street scenes, filling them with drunken characters.

I loved his work! It reminded me a little bit of a painting I had seen by George Cruikshank which was on display at the Rude Britannia show at Tate Britain this summer. 'The Worship of Bacchus' also all about drink....!

It also made me think that nothing much changes, the drunken shenanigans that go on in the streets of every town in this country have been going on for centuries. I remember thinking along similar lines when I saw the film The Libertine, set in Charles the 2nds 17th century it depicts the streets of London as debauched and alcohol fueled.

Adam Dant 'Royal Drinking' 2010

George Cruikshank 'The Worship of Bacchus' 1860-2

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Here Today

Thanks to everyone who came down to the exhibition over the weekend and to the opening night. There was a brilliant turnout, over 500 people and queues out the door despite the snow and ice!

The show is on until 6pm tomorrow so there's still a chance to pop in.

Here's some pics from the show:

And some pics from the Private View night:

Thankyou to all the contributing artists for all the hard work and a big thanks to Cate Halpin at The Outside World gallery (and Bambi the chiwawa of course!).

Twinkle and I are planning to curate another group show together, perhaps Summer next time, we will keep you posted on that!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

December 2nd...

First Thursday in December looks like its going to be an extra busy one!

Twinkle and I have curated 'Here Today which opens at The Outside World Gallery on Redchurch street that evening.

The exciting and ambitious show Remasters also opens at The Rag Factory on Heneage street, loads of artists have been busy re-working the old masters, the results will be on display and for sale as limited edition digital prints. Me and Twinkle have both produced prints for the show, we are also exhibiting paintings, so we will definitely be popping down to that after our show!

- scroll further down to find all the info about Here Today and Remasters, please email me if you would like a copy of the press release.

Pure Evil is also curating '3', a big show which opens on the same night, just down the road at number 28 Redchurch street.

Here's a sneak preview of the brand new painting I will be exhibiting in Here Today:
'Collecting Fossils in 2058'
Oil on canvas.

I took up oils two years ago, and this is my first painting in oils to be exhibited.

Remasters sneak preview!

'David Antoinette' - A sneak preview of my design for the Artswipe Remasters exhibition at The RagFactory.

Limited edition A2 signed prints will be on sale for £50!

Opening night is on Thursday 2nd, 6.30pm, with mulled wine and DJs

Friday, 19 November 2010

Here Today - curated by Tinsel and Twinkle

Twinkle and I are pleased to present 'Here Today' our first collaborative curatorial project!

The exhibition features the work of 11 contemporary female artists (including brand new paintings from both me and Twinkle), it opens on December 2nd at The Outside World Gallery, 44, Redchurch street. The show runs until December 8th.

Here Today's artists are taking glimpses, ideas, fantasies and facts from history and bringing them into the now.

Working with a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, found objects, drawing and multi-media, each of the artists selected for this show has a very individual practice.

The main common ground between the works is that of nostalgia, history and time gone by. Some works are political, some humorous, some emotive, surreal or aesthetically beautiful yet it is from a contemporary viewpoint that each artist considers how the past has informed our present.


Remasters opens at the Rag Factory on Heneage street on December 2nd. I have produced a piece for it which will be sold at £50, limited edition of 50... I will post a sneak preview soon! I'm also very excited to be exhibiting some new paintings at the show too.

6' Jellybaby, Agent Provocateur, Dave Anderson, Gerry Baptist, J Boy, Cartrain, Tinsel Edwards, European Bob, Giana, Natalie Hughes, Ben Oakley, Jo Peel, Mark Perronet, Jonas Ranson, Maria Rivans, Ryca, Schnulli, Snub 23, Swifty, Michelle Thompson and Twinkle Troughton....................

Have all produced a 'Remaster' ( the dark image above is Snub's) they are all in the show as quality digital prints on fine art paper approx A2 size in signed limited editions of 50 for an incredible £50 each!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Art Group Studios website

The website for the Art Group Studios is now live!

This is the space where I rent my studio, there is all sorts going on there. Painting and drawing classes, textile workshops, exhibitions, it can also be hired out as a photography studio for the day.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Picture in Warwickshire Living magazine!

Warwickshire Living magazine came down to the launch of the Studio, managed to get a pic of me in..heehee!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Treehouse magazine

Earlier this year Natalie Mckane interviewed me for her new magazine: Treehouse. It is a gorgeous magazine filled with art, vintage fashion, alternative music and loads more.

Check the link to read the magazine in full,
my interview is on pages 18-21

Monday, 11 October 2010

Mulitiplied - Christies Art Fair

My Door of Opportunity screenprint to be exhibited at Christies Art Fair!

Printclub have been asked to do a stand at the brand new Christies artfair - 'Multiplied'

Alongside galleries such as the White Cube, Black Rat Press and the ICA, Printclub will be selling a selection of screenprinted artists editions - including my brand new Door of Opportunity print.

The Fair is free entry over the weekend and will be held at Christies in South Kensington.

Coinciding with Frieze Art Fair in what is undoubtedly the most important week in the London Contemporary Art scene calendar, Multiplied Art Fair presents the perfect forum to scope out emerging artistic talent.

In collaboration with over thirty London galleries the art fair will be hosted by Christie’s and will offer contemporary art editions in all its manifestations, from prints and photographs, to artist’s books and 3-D multiples. Who knows, you might discover the next big thing in Contemporary Art.


Does your art have something to say?

Is your art opinionated?

No matter how subtle or in your face, if your art speaks matters of the heart and mind both politically and emotionally then please submit your work!

Please email with your submissions and for further information.

Twinkle and I are curating this exhibition which will be held at The Outside World gallery on Redchurch St in East London. It will open on the First Thursday in December.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

New screenprint and Printclub shop

I've been busy printing away, working with Printclub London to produce this 7 colour A2 screenprint of my Door of Opportunity piece. This edition of 35 will be released at the new Printclub shop on Brick Lane. The shop opens on the 7th October, check out Run Riot for further info:

The print will also be available to buy online from the Printclub London website:

Pics from the Art Fair

The Art Fair went really well at the weekend, we had loads of visitors to the stand!
Twinkle showing people around.....!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Islington Contemporary Art Fair

Twinkle and I are exhibiting at the Islington Contemporary Art Fair this year, and Twinkle's dad, David Troughton is sharing the stand with us too. We will have lots of prints on sale and some small originals. Please come and visit!

The opening night is September 30th 6.30-9pm, you will need the invite for entry, please email me at if would like one. The Fair will then be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-6.

I have recently produced some Giclee prints of my 'Shoebox' painting, these will be on sale for the first time at the art fair, and will be onsale via my online shop shortly, which is at:

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

New giclee prints - Door of Opportunity

'Door of Opportunity' giclee print on 300gsm Hahnemuhle German etching paper, edition of 25
Signed and numbered.

The actual 'Door of Opportunity' piece sold quite quickly, there have been several enquiries about it since so I thought it would be a good piece to produce a print of!

It is an A4 print, limited to an edition of just 25. £45 each plus £2 for P&P

email me with sales enquiries:

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Art Car Boot....and Paint Stuff paintbrushes

I'm seriously trying to keep this blog up to date! - and write about stuff before it advertise things and let people know about shows.
However its not working quite yet! So this entry is unfortunately about something that happened afew weeks ago.

THE ART CAR BOOT FAIR - Twinkle and I had lots of things at the legendary Art Car Boot this year, on the Gabberdashery stall.

I also launched my 'Paint Stuff' paintbrushes at it, to encourage everyone to start a painting revolution.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Box of Ifs.....

I made the 'Box of Ifs' for Gabberdashery, check out the website for info!

I'd been thinking for a while that I would like to do a painting about all the 'IFS' I could think of that would make the world a better place.  I suppose its abit inspired by John Lennon's Imagine, its idealistic, but if everyone were a pacifist, then there would be no war.  There will probably always be violence in the world, but why not make a stand for pacifism?
So this box is a version of what will become a big painting at some point, it includes a couple of the 'IF' ideas I'd thought about, I like that its the 'Box of Ifs' instead of the 'Box of Delights'

Monday, 31 May 2010

New Studio!

This is my gorgeous new studio! Its in a 1960s warehouse building, its such a brilliant place to paint in.  I moved in about 6 weeks ago.

There's even a wall of weird and wonderful things....

And a beautiful teaching room.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Carry on Capital exhibition

The Carry on Capital exhibition opened at Vincent Van Scoff gallery on election day, there's still time to go and see it before it closes next week!  
Both me and Twinkle had a couple of pieces in the show.


Location: 242 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green, London, e2 United Kingdom

The team return once again with an updated band of London Internationals in the long awaited sequel to Gavin Broad's legendary 1997 group exhibition 'Carry on Culture' 

242 Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2
nearest tube station Bethnal Green
May 6 - May 24th  2010   open Thurs - Sun  11 - 4