So excited to be painting a Gromit sculpture for this year's Gromit Unleashed 2 sculpture trail in my home city of Bristol, UK! The design is top-secret for now, but watch this space for more info :) No doubt the trail will be as successful and exciting as previous trails and should have lots of people flocking to Bristol to see the sculptures. Here comes summer!
Pleased to say that nearly £20,000 was raised for charity when the Henson pigs went up for auction on 25 September at Highnam Court, Gloucester.
Proceeds will be split between the Pied Piper Appeal, Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust and Theatre Gloucestershire.
Varnished and ready to go...
After several weekends of painting, PIG-e is finished and ready to hit the streets of Gloucester for this year's Henson Pig Trail. He will be spending his summer in King Square. Can't wait to see him out there on his grassy plinth!
Really excited to announce that I'm painting another animal sculpture - this time for the Three Counties Henson Pig Trail, which is being run by www.marketinggloucester.co.uk
Watch this space for photos :)
Just taken delivery of my new greetings cards in time for the art trail this weekend. Here is a glimpse of them ... there are 28 designs in all (mainly Xmas, but birthday and baby cards too). Over the moon with how they turned out.
Please visit the www.frontroom.org.uk for info on the trail which runs from Sat (12 - 6 pm to Sun (12 - 6 pm). Hope to see you there!
Hey you - move out the way!
Just finished designing a t-shirt for a Bristol organisation called Call of the Brave who make crowdfunded designs printed on sweatshop free tshirts.
Pre-orders are now being taken (closing date 31 October 2016) and they need 10 orders before the design can be printed.
As it's getting close to Halloween I decided to go for a zombie related design highlighting one of my pet hates ;)
Just finished a commissioned print for my local pub - The Oxford in Totterdown, Bristol. This will be going up in Angela's new gin corner :)
Entertaining local Knowle event
Spread the word ... this Sunday 11 September in Redcatch Park, Knowle, Bristol.
Music, art, stalls and sunshine ... see you there ... my stall (prints, cards and bags) is going to be near the main stage.
Finally have everything prepared and set up for this weekend's art trail.
I'll be displaying, along with 3 other artists, and will be selling limited edition prints, giclee prints, funky Xmas cards and some scaled down versions of my cocktail prints .... also in cards. Our great hosts for the weekend are the lovely Matt and Celilia Cand :) Matt will be spinning some vinyl throughout the day and later on, when it gets dark, he'll be doing some outside photo projections. All this will be happening today and tomorrow from 12 noon to 6 pm.
It's less than a month now until the art trail! Better start preparing .....
This year I'll be displaying at 1 Stevens Crescent, Totterdown, along with some other artists.
The Front Room Arts Trail regularly attracts around 180 artists including dancers, musicians, singers, crafts people, fine artists, dramatists and even exciting local pop-up chefs. This all takes place in 60 different Front Rooms, street corners open spaces, pubs, cafes, church halls, cemeteries and shops across Totterdown.
Well, all I can say is what an amazing, nail biting finish to what has been such an exciting few months.
Last night's Shaun in the City auction raised over one million pounds for charity. Every single one of the Shauns sold and King of the Carnival was bought by an online bidder for £4,600!
Sad to see him go, but so glad he was snapped up :)
Here are a few photos from the auction ....
It doesn't seem that long ago that I sent in my proposed designs to Shaun in the City and now the auction is just around the corner! Here is an extract from the auction catalogue - I really hope he sells and makes lots of money for the Grand Appeal Children's Charity.
For info on how to bid or if you just want to have a look at the auction catalogue please click here
Some photos from the recent Bristol and London exhibitions ...
From 12 to 20 September, The Mall Cribbs Causeway played host to a truly baa-rilliant sight: all 120 Shaun in the City sculptures united in one giant flock! Every fab-ewe-lous design from both the London and Bristol trails was displayed in ewe-nique categories, including Bristol Breeds, showcasing b-ewe-tiful Bristol designs and Farmer's Market, featuring our Shauns that looked good enough to eat! Thank ewe to all our visitors for supporting the Exhibition and a special thank you to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Icescape and Stage Electrics for their fantastic sponsorship of the event.
A second Great Sheep Round up Exhibition took place in London from 24 to 27 September. All 120 Shaun sculptures flocked to Covent Garden Piazza to help raise funds for Wallace & Gromit's Children's Charity, and we hosted a baa-rilliant pop-up shop featuring lots of Shaun in the City goodies. What a spectac-ewe-lar sight!
Really excited to announce that the King of the Carnival has been made into a fab figurine! You can buy him at the Wallace and Gromit charity shop at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway or online here
All proceeds go to the Grand Appeal children's charity.