Monday, September 28, 2009

Shafted and annoyed

Here’s something I’m trying to spread around, so that no one else gets shafted!...... (please show to all artists.)

I recently gave some work on paper to a chap who i will call 'DODGY' He has pics of this wall on flickr and it has all kinds of street/ urban paste-ups that he has presumably got donated by the artists!

And lo and behold, yesterday I noticed that all the work I gave him.......... was sold on ebay!

And he has other paste-ups for sale which looks suspiciously like donated works

The only thing I can do is warn all artists to not do the same, Don’t send him your tests, prints, paste-ups or any free stuff! He has so far sold 121 things in his god-forsaken ebay shop, its amazing the audacity of it!

Please forward to all artist mates, the guy needs blacklisting (and duffing up a bit)

Best wishes and here’s to not getting shafted!

x pam :(

ranting about it on the banksyforum

Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Batch of Drawings

Ever the fan of vintage, antique and old materials, I recently found an old illustrated French Dictionary from 1919. Each of its 791 pages are full of illustrations, maps and little surprises and are the perfect material to embark on a project.

The drawing project is essentially an idea to fill every page of the dictionary with a drawing. Right now I am compelled to sketch characters that are visually striking and have a inner narrative.

Some of these drawings will become large flags in the future, some will remain a one off drawing. I'm currently drawing on the C's, so this is going to be a long project that will morph and change direction as my work develops over the coming months, or maybe years!

Currently these drawings are only availble from Etsy, my online shop,

You can join the RSS feed from the shop to see new drawings listed daily.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Roses at ART LONDON preview

There's Still Life is an International exhibition taking place at Art London in October and Scope Miami in December. A select group of contemporary artists from the US and Europe have been given a simple brief - to take the traditional discipline of Still Life and produce contemporary paintings, drawings and sculpture.

For the show used the 'hybrid tea rose' flower as a starting point. I created 2 handmade 'hybrid' flags, part american flag, part Union Jack. The cross -fertilisation of the flags echo this idea of a flower being a hybrid.

British Rose (above) is a handmade Union Jack, made from a vintage American flag and vintage denim with a blooming rose, Hybrid Rose is part British Ensign, part American flag, made from a very old Ensign Flag, denim, red stripes from a vintage American flag and embroidered linens for a nod to English Tea. Using my dyeing and bleaching technique, the Hybrid Rose is particularly distressed with drips of bleach giving off a naughty decadence.

Preview the works in show on Saturday 19th September in the Bath gallery
Theres a pre-fair preview day at the gallery where a selection of sculpture and paintings especially made for the Still Life show will be available for their first public viewing before they move onto London (my 2 roses will be there).
Come from 11.00am to 7.00pm, have a glass of wine and see for yourself how all the artists have bent, twisted and interpreted the TSL brief.

Mauger Modern Art, Bath
6 Bartlett Street
Bath, UK BA1 2QZ
g: 0044 (0)1225 315 110
m: 0044 (0)7590 527 332

Saturday 19th September
For prices of works in show please RSVP to

Art London - 8-12 October 2009
If you'd like tickets to the fair please rsvp with your address to and let Richard know how many people are in your party.

Art London 2009
8-12 October
Royal Hospital
Chelsea, SW3
Entrance - London Gate on Royal Hospital Road

Other News
Autumn is pretty busy, I will be showing at :

• Art London • 8- 12 October 2009 with Mauger Modern
• AAF London • 22-25 October 2009 with Art-File
• AAF Amsterdam • 29 October - 1 Nov 2009 with Mauger Modern
• Edinburgh Art Fair • 20-22 November 2009 With Liberty

Theres Still Life - ART LONDON
New Drawings added to shop :

Main Site :


Friday, September 11, 2009


Today I met up with Alison & Torben from Brighton's Arty Magazine & had a nice chat about what it is to be an artist in the city, the uphill struggle to making a living as a creative and to now find myself as a full-time artist....... that phrase 'full-time artist' was the pinnacle of what aimed for for about 8 years, and finally last year found myself in a place to give up lecturing and concentrate all my attentions to being an artist... finally!
It really was a decision to do one thing well, when I was a part-time lecturer/ part-time artist I felt like I was always letting people down, whether it was galleries, people wanting a commission, or students, there really was not enough hours in the week to do it all... that phrase too 'do it all'... well I made the leap of faith and am rather please that I did...

This time of year always feels strange though, as for a while I would have spent September planning lectures, now I spend September making work for upcoming shows (like 'English Rose' above & 'Hybrid Rose' top which will be at Theres Still Life with Mauger Art for ARTLONDON Fair), having interviews in mags, visiting my framer in Kemptown and frantically making lists..... Its still a busy life, and isn't without stress, theres still late nights, and I'll still be in the studio at least a bit on Saturday and Sunday, but its worth it because its something I love doing, its addictive.

So in a bid to make my work even more a serious thing this week I opened up a business bank account! Blimey, now that is scary

** PS- Congrats to Carl Hardie who won the 300th customer prize! Some collectible booty has now been sent to Carl, including a ltd edition bag and a postcard pack. **


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

September totes for all

As im gearing up for more shows in October than I've ever done before...... I will be drawing like theres no tomorrow, some will be prep drawings for the work going to Artlondon, AAF London, Edinburgh Art & AAF Amsterdam, so keep tabs on the shop

And as Ive gone passed my 300th mile stone (congrats carl for being number 300!), I am giving away a tote bag for all orders in September

This week I've repainted my studio dazzling white and have been re-sorting and having a mass chuck out of wood, fabric, metal and anything not nailed down! So, Time for an Autumn clean up.

I'll be posting pics of the new space soon and Arty mag are coming to interview me at the end of the week, so I'm looking forward to a chin wag in my cleaner brighter studio, funny how the work seems to glow more on a white wall.... I think it'll be in the next issue so if your a Brighton resident, keep your ear to the ground and look out for a piece on me & my little flag-land.


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