studio prince-64.jpg
15044855_10154454514231072_436560002_o.jpg
IMG_20140809_171837.jpg
13724061_10154120737211072_3112114730436261887_o.jpg
studio prince-7 copy.jpg
studio prince-64.jpg

2016


SCROLL DOWN

2016


 
 

This section is for all the latest work for sale from 2016 so far. If you want to see other projects and latest news have a look at my blog section. Please enjoy your experience.   

15044855_10154454514231072_436560002_o.jpg

MOHAMMED ALI


MOHAMMED ALI


As another massive figurehead for freedom, equality, expression and endless determination with humour passed away this year, i got a call from a huge fan to do a portrait of the man who was once named Cassius Clay and who became the majestic heavyweight champion Mohammed Ali. With more than enough quotes and sayings under his belt, i enjoyed every moment of working on this magnificent human being's calligram portrait, resulting in 10 prints and originals. Some prints were painted on and then the black negative printed on top and some worked on after that with dip-pen.

IMG_20140809_171837.jpg

Prince


Prince


Prince was a huge influence on how i work today. From the artwork and typography on his album sleeves, to the eclectic mixes of genres that were previously kept separate to the visual poetry colour and content of his lyrics and music. He inspired my first calligram in 2003, a portrait of him with the lyrics to Erotic City, (b-side to Lets Go Crazy!) one of the most remixed b-sides of all time. This portrait then prompted a series which became known as the royalty series, which i have worked on ever since, in which i made icons of my favorite tracks growing up. Since those early days i have refined my tools and technique, and in 2013 i began a redraw of this early portrait. With his sudden passing i began refining this remake through a series of artists' proofs. This is the beginning of a whole tribute series focusing on prince, and completing related ideas  that have stayed in my vaults til now.

 

14980592_10154451880506072_602695942638556715_n.jpg
13724061_10154120737211072_3112114730436261887_o.jpg

MAKE LOVE NOT WAR /EROTIC CITY COME ALIVE (FEATURING SHEILA E)


MAKE LOVE NOT WAR /EROTIC CITY COME ALIVE (FEATURING SHEILA E)


studio prince-7 copy.jpg

Bowie


Bowie


With the sad passing of David Bowie earlier this year i was commissioned to do an original using the lyrics to Starman. The artwork  became a series of hand finished artists' proofs that are all different and are an ongoing project my favorites of which are up for sale.