Limited edition, signed & mounted/framed prints (1/15) of all artwork in the exhibition can be ordered [print prices start at £25]. Commissions are also available on request. View images and information in the gallery below or click here to view the online exhibition price list. Professionally printed greetings cards are now also available of all of my artwork for £2.50 each!
The exhibition runs until 20th September at The Egg Cafe: 16-18 Newington; Liverpool; L1 4ED. Opening hours are: Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 22:30 / Sat – Sun: 10:00 – 22:30.
Here are images of the artwork in my solo exhibition: ‘I’ve been using art as therapy all my life honey’, which is at dot-art showroom, starts tomorrow & runs until 27th September 2013.
The exhibition is open to the public Mon-Fri from noon-6pm. Viewings at other times/days can be made by appointment! Although there is no private view for the exhibition, I will be at the space on Friday 16th August from 5pm-6pm if anyone wants to talk to me about the work!
‘I’ve been using art as therapy all my life honey.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £300; 100cm x 100cm.
‘Have you got any normal cheese?’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £250; 75cm x 75cm.
‘Look! We cooked. We cut the mould off the bread and made toasties.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £300; 100cm x 100cm.
‘This situation reminds me of dealing with divorced family members.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £250; 75cm x 75cm
‘I’m really hungry – it’s 5am, I can’t sleep & all my bread is mouldy.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £135; 50cm x 50cm
‘I have many special people in my life right now.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £135; 50cm x 50cm
‘I need to remember to stop spending my money at the pub & to buy shower gel.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £135; 50cm x 50cm.
‘Are you going away this year? Oh you know, camping.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £135; 50cm x 50cm
‘I have an extremely addictive personality.’: Indian ink and acrylic on canvas; £200; 61cm x 61cm
‘If I’d wanted a running commentary, I’d have turned on the radio.’: Indian ink and acrylic on paper; £35 Unframed / £50 Framed; Framed size: 39cm x 51cm
‘Procrasticleaning.’: Indian ink and acrylic on paper; £35 Unframed / £50 Framed; Framed size: 39cm x 51cm.
All are available to purchase for £35.00 unframed (framed prices vary). Limited edition prints (1/15) are also available for £25.00 (A4) or £30 (A3). Please email me at: email@example.com or call 07811059702 for more info.
Ok. So we’ve established that I’m a complete bitch. Can we move on now & talk about ANYTHING ELSE that is slightly more engaging and interesting!
I am self employed, therefore I am my own boss. I am constantly having arguments with myself about whether I deserve a day off or not. (SOLD)
– How are you getting on with the commission? – I’ll be honest with you. I got wasted, spent the money you paid me and now I”m still in last night’s clothes & make up with no idea how I’m gonna pull this one off. (SOLD)
– So Nanny, why don’t you sit outside in the sunshine while I do the cleaning – it’s a lovely day. You could get some vitamin D. – It’s ok – I have vitamin D in tablet form so I don’t need to. I’m quite happy here.
So the irony is you need £500 to go bankrupt. (SOLD)
I was going to clean up but instead I sat around in my pyjamas all day eating hobnobs because there was no bread. Did you have a good day?
Not sure what to have for my tea. There’s always that packet of raspberry angel delight that’s been there for months.
So yeh, the straight guys think I”m weird, the gay guys certainly aren’t interested and the dykes have all decided I’m a hasbian and don’t want to know either. What is a girl to do?
– What did you do last night? – Went on Facebook, drank a bottle of wine & got trolled by one of my exes. It’s ok, I have lots of exes – I don’t mean you babe.
If by “date” you mean we get wasted & find somewhere to go & fuck then yes I’ll pick you up at 8. (SOLD)
– You didn’t reply to any of my messages. – I had work to do. – It said you were ‘active now’ all night on Facebook. – Ok shall we put an end to this now? – No I still want to stalk you.
If you dress up the things you’re actually saying to me like that again, I seriously may have to vomit.
Passive aggressive is so last year.
So I feel a bit like a fag in the body of a dyke but dressed up in drag.
There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. When she was good she was very very good. When she was bad she was horrid.
– So how’s life treating you? – Not bad – could do with more sex & more money – apart from that I can’t complain. (SOLD)
– So where are you from? – I’ve moved a lot. – Are you on the run?!! – Yeh – you got me – that’s exactly right – dead exciting like.
Ok – so which version of events would you like? The diplomatic one, the sarcastic one or the scathing one?
– It’s the way you tell them. – But you’re not laughing! – Exactly.
I don’t just want meaningless sex – I’d like to find someone I can have meaningless sex with on a regular basis. (NOT FOR SALE – PRIVATE OWNER)
So we’re making another go of it for the sake of the cats.
So my Dad got offended ‘cos I told him to fuck off – I was actually joking. He said I didn’t bring you up to use language like that. I said I know Dad. You didn’t bring me up.
Why are you still talking to me about this shit? I am not your counsellor.
This is cleverly masked desperation, paranoia & sexual frustration dressed up as style in an attempt to impress you and possibly even get laid.
You’re not allowed to say those things. Really? Well I’m thinking them. Surely that’s just as bad?!
I just want to say something profound
Is it wrong that I fancy my ex boyfriend’s sister, no my ex girlfriend’s brother. Both. All of them?
Congratulations you did really well selling that artwork didn’t you – how do you feel? Great! Look I’d love to stand and chat but the money I made still doesn’t cover any of my bills so I need to go now & do some cleaning.
Yes I’m in the office – let me just check my diary & see when I’m available.
If I was to pretend that I agreed or even understood that would be more insulting than my honesty right now.
I wonder if you can help me… …I want endorphins & not those released by smoking a cigarette.
Shall I buy this really expensive oversized paintbrush or food?
Please don’t insult my intelligence by lying to my face in that utterly patronising way. Thanks.
So what are you gonna have for your tea tonight? I think I’m just gonna have this bottle of wine. You?
I am very fickle but also fiercely loyal once I am committed provided you are too.
Here are images of the artwork I created for 33.33 hours (2013 minutes) during Impropriety’s depraved & debauched Improvathon 2013. I documented scenes as they happened in front of me and used quotes for a lot of the pictures. I only slept for about an hour when I literally passed out/couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. As a result some of the episodes/scenes could quite possibly be a bit mixed up and some of the outfits are painted using the wrong colours. To be honest, some pieces are also considerably better than others: I was after all improvising & didn’t have a clue what I was going to do when I got there. They got a bit better over time.
All are available to purchase for £33.33 unless marked sold. Limited edition prints are also available from £20.13 (A4 size). If you were a cast member or part of Impropriety’s team, I am offering everything at 1/2 price. And if you want them framed they will cost more. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07811059702 for more info.
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.1: “I need some help”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.2: Jimmy Dingleweed learning to read
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.3: Poker Night
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.4: Fruit Palace
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.5: “Sometimes I just feel like Saloon Doors – like swinging both ways”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.6: “Cock blocking”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.7: Stan Pede
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.8: Good horse / Control your fruit
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.9: Will Stanton / Fruit Palace
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.10: Sacrificial Affair
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.11: “Proposed Murder”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.12: Mini Soda / Educating Pizza
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.13: Wilson’s Church
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.14: Sally May Swallow meets Stan Pede
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.15: Poker Gang
Improvathon 2013 Episode 1.16: Borderline 1
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.1: Pickle Night SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.2: Pickle Night 2
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.3: Moves Like Jagger
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.4: Evil Comes To Town
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.5: “I eat my own fruit”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.6: “Let’s rob a bank”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 2.7: One Legged Sea Story
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.1: Shootin’ Birds
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.2: “You like to be in charge I see” SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.3: “Three Mexicans looking for friends”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.4: “Fuck You Dingleweed”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.5: “It’s what father’s do”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.6: Sherrif Rusty Badge
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.7: “No Jack off in town”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.8: “You’re a dad”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 3.9: Whipping Bill Wilson & Sally May Swallow’s reunion
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.1: Crackerjack Wilson
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.2: Three mexicans sitting
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.3: “He just wanted to go back to his wife” SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.4: “Love is a lot like a banana”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.5: Dr Quim’s work night out
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.6: “If someone comes in & they’re about to die, you wanna have a conversation with them?”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 4.7: “Picking up the money”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.1: “How many meals are you getting?”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.2: On the sofa
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.3: “You have so many eyes” SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.4: “Let’s go back to talking about meat & bread”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.5: “I think a week in detox is what I need” SOLD
Improvathon 2013 Episode 5.6: “I thought you meant the matches. I was gonna burn down your house”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.1: “Have some more beans”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.2: “I’ve never drawn a picture of two men in such a position before”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.3: “Lean forward when we’re going uphill & backward when we go downhill”
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.4: Explicit waxworks
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.5: You’ve got to ride a horse NOT FOR SALE
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.6: Borderline 2
Improvathon 2013 Episode 6.7: “You’re gonna do it – or I’m gonna kill you”
So, it’s December and it’s nearly Christmas. Already. How did that happen? Wasn’t it summer (if you can call it that) like about five minutes ago?
You can tell it’s almost Christmas, my last weekend was made up of eating some gingerbread & orange cake, several glasses of mulled wine with friends, a bonfire, hats, scarves, gloves, soggy feet, coming home to my excited flatmate putting up a Christmas tree in the living room, Christmas songs playing in the street and trying to learn the words to various Christmas carols ready for a gig this week. Oh yes & I acquired an electric blanket. A particular highlight. Who knew they were so great?!
Anyway, as well as the said gig, I have (or will have as of this week) lots of my most recent artwork up in the seven exhibitions that are listed below. So, if you are interested in seeing my artwork in real life & not just virtually on my website and on my Facebook page, then please go to one of these places to take a look! Another thing, if you need a wedding or event photographer in the near future, we at Capture Photographers are currently taking new bookings and if you are interested in developing & making the most of your digital photography skills you will be pleased to know that our courses are returning in the new year.
***Don’t forget, if you are Christmas shopping at the moment to consider buying affordable, original artwork as presents for your loved ones whilst also supporting local emerging artists***
Dot Art Pop Up Art Shop: Affordable, original and limited edition art by local artists on display at The Cavern Walks. All part of Liverpool Pops-Up For Christmas. I have several original ink & watercolour drawings on display. Participating artists: Alistair Parker; Angela Burton; Blacksoup; Bryn Davies; Chris Turrell Watts; Clare Ellis; Craig Magee; Danny Hampson; Dave Broadfoot; David Tunstall; Erica Hamilton; Frank Linnett; Gareth Arrowsmith; Graeme Murray; Jackie Stevens; Jane Adams; Jason Bradley; Jazamin Sinclair; John Christiansen; John Sutherst; John Walton; John Whitelaw; Judy Musselle; Julian Heath; Marianthi Lainas; Mark McGowan; Martin Jones; Matthew Thomas; Mike Rickett; Nathan Pendlebury; Olga Snell; Pam Holstein; Patrick Higgins; Rob Edmonson; Sophie Green; Stephen Collett; Susan Brown; & Susan Finch. Exhibition continues until 23rd December 2012.
Christmas Art Exhibition: Original and limited edition artwork by a group of locally acclaimed artists all on display at The Gallery Liverpool. I will have several mini canvases on display. The private view is this Friday (14th December) from 7pm – 10pm so come along & say hello! Full list of artists to be announced. Exhibition continues until 10th January 2013.
Winter Blues 7: An annual group exhibition at The Egg that I organise with HeadSpace@EggSpace full of affordable artwork by local emerging artists. I have two original ink & watercolour drawings on display. Participating artists: Paulina Balicka; Peter Barker; May Chong; Ria Collister; Anna Di Scala; Tim Dunfo; Frances Gillyon; Consuelo Giorgi; Gareth Halsall; Barbara Harrison; Karl Harry; Karen Henley; Pamela Holstein; Sidney Jarrett; David Lunt; Claire McAteer; Spike Pickard; Jazamin Sinclair; Jackie Stevens; & David Symonds. Exhibition continues until 20th January 2013.
Landscape at the University of Liverpool Vice Chancellor’s Lodge: An exhibition by several members of Toxteth Art Gallery. I have two large canvases on display. Participating artists: Anton Dolders; Felicity Wren; Xia Lu; Tom Donahue; George Lund; Sara AbouMrad; Richard Ashworth; Peter Barker ; Feroz Khan; Susan Lee Brown; Sarah Ryan; Alice Lenkiewicz; Colin Serjent; Jazamin Sinclair; Janine Pinion; Barbara Harrison; & Sarah Nicholson. *Viewing strictly by appointment or invite only. Please enquire*. Exhibition continues until January 2013.
Great Expectations:An exhibition by several members of Toxteth Art Gallery at LCAD. I have several mini canvases on display! Participating artists: George Lund; Michael Kirkham; Sidney Jarrett; Anna Di Scala; Peter Barker; Sarah Nicholson; Alice Lenkiewicz; & Jazamin Sinclair. Exhibition continues until 7th January 2013.
81 Renshaw Street:Myself & several other local artists have artwork up on the walls of this fantastic newly opened arts cafe. I will have several mini canvases on display. If that isn’t enough to tempt you in, they are offering *free (delicious) cake every Friday in December* when you buy a hot drink! Exhibition ongoing.
The Caledonia: Myself & several other artists will have original artwork up in an exhibition organised by Lis Edgar, Collage Collectables & Fine Art. I will have several mini canvases on display in the very near future (please enquire for exact details). Exhibition ongoing.
Capture Photographers: I am pleased to announce that there are new images from some recent weddings and events that we were the official photographers for now for on our website. We are currently taking bookings for next year and if you need to book a photographer for your Christmas party or event, get in touch by calling 07811 059 702 or by emailing us at email@example.com
Sense of Sound present Winter Clear:I will be performing alongside other Sense of Sound singers at this concert featuring highlights from this year’s previous projects plus some original and fun Christmas repertoire to help celebrate the season in style at The Bluecoat this Thursday (13th December) at 8:00pm. Tickets cost £10/£8 and can be purchased from The Bluecoat box office by calling 0151 702 5324 or by booking online but they are selling out fast!
Visit Love or Nothing: An exhibition at The Florrie up until 8:00pm. It’s also part of Long Night and Independents Liverpool Biennial, there are 21 artists in this one & I am one of them, I have created a piece especially for the show made up of twenty canvases (there’s one at the top of this page). It’s all organised by Toxteth Art Gallery (TAG). (Exhibition continues until 2:00pm on Sunday 21st October 2012).
Go to Threshold Festival ‘New Bird’ Ticket Launch event at The Picket *NEW VENUE* Studio 2, Parr Street on Saturday 20th October 2012 from 2:00pm onwards, all headlined by Louis Barabbas and the Bedlam Six, plus many more fantastic acts! Nothing like a last-minute venue change from Threshold Festival to keep us all on our toes.