Happy New Year…

Season’s greetings – Thanks for all the support over 2012. I’ll be back after a (brief) holiday with new works, group show announcements and dates for my next solo. And 2013 is year of the snake!

End of The World Update…

Photos from Compound Gallery’s End of The World opening are up – click through to see pictures from the opening night, and if you’re in the area, be sure to see the work for yourself.

Runs till December 30th.

End of the World…

I will have 2 new drawings in End of the World – Thursday December 6th-30th, at Compound Gallery, Portland Oregon. If you’re close by, be sure to drop in Thursday night for the opening party. 

Above: Fractured Buildings, 34cm x 24cm, pencil on paper, 2012.

“100 Houses” Update…

The “100 Houses” is finished, but the work has moved online. If you missed the show, or are keen to pick up a piece – the online store will be up until the end of December. Big thanks to Paul, for putting on the show and organizing everything and everybody who made the trip out to the Old Tobacco Factory to check it out. Cheers!

100 Houses…

‘100 Houses’ brings together 100 national and international image-makers from illustrators to street artists in support of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Given the theme of “house” each artist has produced a unique piece of artwork specifically for this exhibition, to launch at the vibrant, South Bristol Cafe/Bar, Tobacco Factory in November. Sales from the 100 original pieces of artwork hope to generate a significant contribution to the ongoing work of the charity Shelter in its work to help people find and keep a decent home.

New works from artists such as Ferris Plock, Gemma Correll, Kelly Tunstall, members of the Brothers of the Stripe, Inky Goodness and Bristol collective Drawn in Bristol are all part of the exhibition which opens November 16th 8pm – Midnight and will be up until November 30th.

Curator, Paul Roberts, reveals, “After hosting a group show last year, supporting ‘The Woodland Trust’, I wanted to go bigger and see what would happen if I attempted to pull together 100 artists to make a difference with their art. I’ve been blown away by the artwork being sent to me from near and far – each piece is the same 10-inch square size, in order fit all the artwork into the Tobacco Factory. It’s so inspiring that such a wide body of recognized and up-and-coming talent have really pulled out all the stops for this show.”

The line up includes new work from:
Abbie Parry | Alexia Tucker | Ben Javens | Bill Giles | Boots | Bo Silvestre | Boswell | Chris Woodward | Claire Shorrock | Craig Earp | Daniel van der Noon | Dave Bain | Dave Tic | David Blatch | David Shillinglaw | Dawn Cooper | Deth P Sun | Dom Williams | Drawn to Play | Everly Dark | Ferris Plock | Gemma Correll | Squirl | Gwen Millward | Henry St Leger | Jack Teagle | Jemma Bursnell | Jenny MacKendrick | Joe Rogers| John Pound | Jon Boam | Joseph Blakey | Josh Owen | Katy Christianson | Kelly Tunstall | Kill Taupe | Kristyna Baczynski | Laura Wady | Laurie Stansfield | Lee Crutchley | Liam Barratt | Lina Lofstrand | Lisa Hassell | Lizz Lunney | Loch Ness | Log Roper | Louisa Woodworth | Louise Cunningham | Louise French | Marc Johns | Martha Ford | Martin Butler | Mason Dickerson | Matt ‘Lunartik’ Jones | Mererid Hâf | Michael Sieben | Michelle Turton | Mike Hale | Mildred | Mr Draws | Mr Kobo | Mister Millerchip | Mr The Beef | Mr Wigz |  Muxxi | Natalie Hughes | Nathan Chan | Neil Ennui | Owen Davey | Paul Roberts | Peskimo | Rachel Falber | Ryan Bubnis | Sage Perrott | Sandra Dieckmann | Sarah Ray | Sean Whelan | Seb Burnett | Si Peplow | Simon David Mills | Slumber | Splendidhand | SPZero76 | Steven Silverwood | Stina Jones | Tilly Wright | Tim Maclean | Tim Miness | Tim Ulewicz | Tom Hope | Will Harding | And more…

‘100 Houses’ Opening Night
November 16th
8pm – midnight
feat. DJs Pencilface & Waxmouse.

‘100 Houses’ Exhibition*
November 17th – 30th
The Tobacco Factory
Raleigh Rd
Bristol, BS3 1TF

Mon – Thurs 12pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat 12pm – 12am and Sun 10am – 11pm

Website: www.100housesart.com

Contact info:
Paul Roberts 07970 072366
[email protected]

*Work will be available through the website in an online shop from December 1st for one month only. Any enquiries about work prior to that please contact Paul at [email protected]

Domy Books presents…

Monster Show 7!

Domy Books (Austin) is holding their monster show once again this year, calling on artists locally and internationally to submit- So check out their website and invitation here, and if you’re in the area be sure to pop in for opening night. This event is the one time in the year I can kick back a bit and have some fun. I’ve always had a soft spot for Kaijyu and old Japanese ghost stories – Here’s a little peek on what I’ll be showing. (Yes, appliances with legs).

(“Gargoyle”Invitation art by Aidan Koch)

end of the world…

Got some work done for the upcoming end of the world group show, starting in December at Compound Gallery this year. Check out their online gallery here – some limited edition prints available too. Here’s some detail shots, more to come.

Signed & Numbered… (update)

Coming shortly, 3 pieces (in strictly limited editions of 10) will be on sale through Signed & Numbered, a store for unique and affordable fine art prints in Melbourne, Australia. Printed on Hahnemühle William Turner, 100% cotton textured paper, these Giclée are individually signed &…numbered. So if you’re in Melbourne, be sure to pop into the store and find out when you can get your hands on one. Cheers!

Update –
Available from today, each Giclée print comes with a certificate of authenticity and framing options, starting at $70au.  Check Signed & Numbered’s online store for more details.

本日より、オーストラリア メルボルンのアートストアーにて作品販売が始まりました。3作品限定各10枚・シリアルナンバー・直筆サイン・証明書付き。ジークレープリント・テクスチャードファインアート紙(ウィリアムターナー系コットン100%)AU$70.00 (日本円価格5,600〜)オンラインストアーは、こちら Signed & Numbered.

new work…

In between everything else, I’ve managed to get some commissioned work done too. Here is “Twin Guard-dog Guardians of the Universe”. Welcome.

coming soon…

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy, and I haven’t had much to update my website, never mind send a newsletter! But there is good reason – in the next few months I will be joining 2 different shows in two different parts of the world!

Last year I took part in the “Domy Books Monster Show 6″ in Austin Texas, and they have invited me back for the next iteration of monster inspired artwork, (maybe) featuring one of my favourite monster artists, Matt Furie. That will be coming up for Halloween, I guess. They should announce dates soon. In the meantime, check out their upcoming events – book signing with Sammy Harkham & Jonny Negron on their homepage, or look at the past events here on Domy’s Flickr.

Then over in the U.K, I will be participating in a friend’s ambitious “100 Houses”drawing show, which will be held at the Tabacco Factory in Bristol also in November. 100 artists have been asked to interpret their idea of a house, with 20% of sales going to a local homeless shelter. Every piece has to be on 10″ by 10″board, so its going to be really interesting to see what folks come up with.  A very good idea and a worthy cause. (photo – sneak peak of my piece)

More detail, dates, times addresses and phone numbers to come.