There were some good highlights to 2013: the joint exhibition with Twinkle Troughton at Galerie Michaela Stock in Vienna, selling some work to a Korean pop star through Maison Twenty at Brown's Menswear near Bond Street, curating the 'Girls Aren't Funny' exhibition at A-side B-side Gallery, being invited to stage The Bank of Tinsel & Twinkle at the Art Car Boot Fair, working with the wonderful artist and writer Graham Crowley to create a catalogue for the Vienna show, working with Street Feast London and running kids art workshops at Dalston Yard, producing a limited edition screen print with Jealous Gallery, taking part in the amazing car park exhibition Big Deal No.5 during Frieze week....
Now I'm looking forward to 2014, and I'm really excited about my first collaboration of the year - with the Art/T-shirt fashion label Maison Twenty: 'A visionary unit comprising twenty emerging artists/designers from the UK'. Launched in 2012, Maison Twenty works with artists to create unique Art T-shirts, they produce a new range every season and are now stocked in Harvey Nicol's, Browns and Harrods.
I was delighted when the director of Maison Twenty, artist Dannielle Hodson approached me about collaborating with the label. With guidance from Danielle, I opted to use the lino cut image I had created for Jealous Gallery earlier in the year, you can read about this piece of work in a previous blog entry here.
The AW14 collection is now up online on the Maison Twenty website, see other T-shirts by Danae Doodles, David bray, Ben Levy, Rosie Emerson, Lewis Bannister, Rikki Nerreter, Rowan Newton, Agnetha Sjogren, Richard Zarzi, Sam Shendi, Darren McPherson, Corrina Eastwood, Mr Four Fingers, Andrew Salgado, Johnny Burt, Anu Samaruutel, Cameron Loeb, Quilla Constance and Toni Gallagher.
The collection was launched during Mens Fashion week at The Hospital Club in London, and I spent an afternoon doing some live printing at the stand.
So it has been an exciting start to 2014, I'm really looking forward to all the different projects I'm planning, but MOST importantly I want to focus on being in the studio painting, developing and researching several bodies of work I've been working on for a while. Hopefully 2014 will be the year to make BIG progress with my painting, and maybe one day soon some of these projects can be revealed!