Sunday, 13 December 2009

HOLIDAYS ARE CUMMING = the christmas spirit of giving.

Big thanks to all who attended the Charity art auction last week at the special yoga centre, Loadsa money was raised for a great cause and lots of awesome art was bought in the process.
P.S. save the planet and make your own wrapping paper!yeah

Friday, 20 November 2009

ALL ABOUT AUCTIONS ( s'for the kids )

The charity auction at the Special Yoga centre in London is looming on the horizon, The tickets are £20 and we need to sell 150. The ticket price includes plenty of christmas cocktails, preview of the exhibition and print room, and auction by Francis Outred, European Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art at Christie's.

You can visit their website to view the catalogue of all the work which will up for sale, stuff by me and other young and emerging artists.

Here's the two pieces of my work which will be up for auction;

So if you are (or know any ) generous people filled with the festive spirit of giving get some tickets and get bidding!

The whole shindig has been organised by watch-this-space, who are awesome, so get amongst it.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Charity Auction! empty your pockets and purses


‘Watch This Space’ Young and Emerging Artists Charity auction
at The Special Yoga Centre

With Special guest host

Tuesday 8 December 2009

Over the past 3 years, The Special Yoga centre has hosted charity art auctions of artworks by some of the country’s most celebrated contemporary Artists including; Damien Hirst, Sam Taylor-Wood, Peter Blake, Marc Quinn, Ollly & Suzi and Natasha Law. The last auction, introduced by Samantha Cameron, and hosted by Gabbi Roslin, raised a staggering £100,000, even more amazing since this event took place in the midst of an economic downturn. A Christie’s auctioneer auctioned off some exquisite pieces, including a spot painting and etchings by Hirst.

The success of these auctions was the catalyst for an auction that champions the next generation of YBA’s. On November 26, arts organisation ‘Watch This Space’, who curate exhibitions of talented emerging Artists, will organise the first Special Yoga Centre auction of young artists. This will not only give collectors a chance to discover some hot new artists, and support their practice by purchasing their work, it will also raise much needed funds for the Special Yoga Centre.

Yoga expert and co-author of ‘The Spiritual Teachings of Yoga’ Jo Manuel founded the Special Yoga Centre in 2004 as a charitable organization supporting children with a variety of conditions, which can be aided by the practice of yoga. Children with Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, ADD, ADHD and other physical and developmental difficulties all benefit from the expert teaching offered at the Special Yoga Centre, whose policy is to offer yoga to all without regard to financial or cultural constraints. Children from all walks of life, including the late son of shadow Prime Minister David Cameron, have benefited from the care and teaching of the Special Yoga Centre.

Artists featuring in the auction will include; Andrew Campbell, Ann-Marie James, Arran Gregory, Ben Jenkins, Best One, Cereinyn Ord, Daisy de Villeneuve, Elliott Young, Epoh Beech, Eugene Wood, Graham Hudson, Harry Malt, Ilaria Conte, Izzie Klingels, Jim Cooper, Julie Umerle, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Konrad Wyrebek, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Peter Harris, Lee Jones, Louise Richardson, Mat Pringle, Matilda Temperley, Max Parsons, Monkey Punch III, Niall O’Brien, Nick Cunard, Nick Jensen, Peter Edwards, Ricky Adam, Robin Clare, Sam Szulc, Sarah Cooney, Sarah Kate Wilson, Sara le Roy, Sky Sharrock, Sohrab and Suzie Wright.

An Auctioneer from one of the leading Auction Houses will take the auction, with a special celebrity host getting the crowd going. Therefore this event provides an excellent opportunity for collectors to discover exciting young Artists. It will also aid the career of these young Artists (who will receive a percentage of the proceeds), and allow the Special Yoga Centre to continue it’s invaluable practice with the aid of the auction proceeds

Committee members are; Damian Barr – The Times; Jonni Fitzgerald – Fashion Stylist; Lucy Meakin – All Visual Arts; Meritaten Mance – Mance & Rose PR; Tiger Savage – Creative Director, M&C Saatchi; Iram Qurashi – Cultural Consultant; Irshaard Ibrahim – Director of Sleep Clinic; Paddy Barstow – ART MOSH; Rachael Barratt – Kultureflash Art Editor; Sydney Levinson – Rhodes & Rhodes.

The last auction at the Special Yoga Centre was featured in the Evening Standard, London Paper, Daily Express and Daily Mail. Watch This Space will curate the auction and take care of the PR. Watch This Space have already been featured by BBC News, New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Evening Standard, Amelia’s Magazine, MySpace, Art Daily and The London Paper.

For further information go to or contact Lee Johnson on
or Bakul Patki on bakul@watch-this

Or Rebecca Ward, Events Co-ordinator of The Special Yoga Centre on

Exhibition venue: The Special Yoga Centre, The Tay Building, 2a Wrentham Avenue London NW10 3HA

Date: Tuesday 8 December, 2009

Saturday, 31 October 2009

"he loves me, he loves me not, he loves me....."

he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not"It was pretty obvious how that was going to turn out from the word go, wasn't it.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

LOWBROW enough for ya?

DIY LONDON SEEN - An exhibition documenting the work of, and inspired by, the Artists 

featured in Aaron Rose's 'Beautiful Losers' will take place in the heart of London’s 

Covent Garden this summer; an area committed to supporting emerging new talent.  The 

exhibition will coincide with the film's UK release at the Institute of Contemporary Arts 

(ICA) and its subsequent DVD release.

check out watch this space for info

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

MONSTAR collabo

so here's the result of a 'consequences' style collaboration with Tigz Rice and Vinesh Shah. i made the body, vinesh made the feet and tigz made the scary 'gary numan-esque' head....and all without seeing eachother's work along the way.

i'm pretty confident it's name is Christine, a name that has appropriate stephen king connotations and very special meaning to all wetsminster graduates.

"do what you mother tells you children, or christine will get you"

also, massive credit to Tigz for doing all the organising and cutting / pritt sticking the pieces together in her computer!

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


firstly....thanks for all the nice comments on my last post, sugar paper is the answer emma, sugar paper (christine was seduced by the paper-make of that what you will)

secondly, here's something i have just done for a flyer for the Clockwork Club's birthday bonanza. enjoy.

thirdly, i only went and finished my website didn't I. so thanks if you've already had a look. if you haven't yet, do it now and get it out of your system. and by all means let me know what you think----even if it's cruel mockery, i'm rubber you're glue etc.

Friday, 20 March 2009

"when I grow up...."

now the colouring book is a finished piece of work the pressure is off and i feel slightly more inspired (the absence of tutorials does that)

This is work in progress for a piece about choosing a role/finding your way in the world. The point being, wasn't it easier when the choices were much more limited?

"the paradox of choice" apparently.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009


so the colouring book project has come to it's bitter end.....

now i need to find a new subject to work with....

any ideas.....

i'm thinking something environmental, with a really strong notion of what it's trying to say and who is it saying it too?

oh yeah, i'll post some pics of the colouring book in its completeness soon.

maybe get Fuad to colour in some more pages...

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Nearly 'CRAYON TIME"......nearly

a few more for the colouring book.........power rangers and for those lucky enough to be too young to remember....Teela, from he-man and the masters of the universe.

notice her bikini model breasts and sagging bum (the woman in the reference photo was obviously a 'work-in-progress')

that makes me sound like a horrible person.....