Working with the elements is one thing....
It doesn't grow on trees - or does it?
It's only as good as the passion that the client, their team or collective has for their message! We lean in, share stories, thoughts and philosophies to produce a unique piece of work that tells a story, bordering on a form of therapy for the client, at times.....
....in the moment engagement is key in producing the work together, shaping as we both see fit....
Trailer alert - some of these commissions are now held here, in the private collection section, for those wanting to dig a bit deeper.
As Art tells a story in vulnerable glory = be it a painting, a complete collection or a charitable donation it is al about locking into the cause of the client - only then can the magic happen. I'm trying to log my commissions that I've delivered over the last 8 years and it'll take months to log them here but at least this, well this is a start.....
Being resident Artist at Meydan, Track golf helps meet and host a few people you might know....
Or share 9 holes with....
All with something to learn and share so here's a few examples, I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I did helping create them.....
The Monopolies commission (2015)
What started with a moving story about time-served in Jail led to a connection where stories where openly shared and The Monopolies commission the result for Farid a Hotelier in Portsmouth, England.....
The Monopolies Commission
Monopoly board, assorted items, a Wheat strand and acrylic on canvas
125cm x 130cm
Subbuteo Huddersfield Town V Manchester United (2017)
A Sydney based Huddersfield town fan wanted something a bit different to celebrate their against the odd 2-1 win....
Subbuteo worked a treat plus a few blast from the past collectables for goodf measure....
Passion Storm (2018)
In memory of Greggy senior for an extra special family with the energy silos propping up the passion storm during special times in California.....
California Passion Storm
Acrylic on canvas
190cm x 150cm
El dorado Hills, Fairoaks, California 2018
Colourblind Beefy (2015)
A painting with a twist for Sir Ian Botham's 60th birthday, the red on green colourblind legend.....
Red on Green Dollarshot Commission
Acrylic on canvas with a signed £20 note
60cm x 60cm
....who is the patron, saying it like it is!
Till The Death (2014)
A shooting star, dinner on the floor in Harrogate and a soul searching conversation led to me deconstructing and recreating a family crest from Harrogate, Yorkshire with this contemporary twist as the old meets the new with a Black Knight.
Lewis Hamiltons Scalex Table (2019)
'Still I rise' as there's no stopping him with his 6th World Title, honoured in a disruptive and featured in this talking piece for a Diamond Geezers pad near Woburn Golf club, which kindly supplied the sand....
Lord Claude (2019)
A London based couple who wanted to capture their pet Lord Claude at his peak marking the first 'Pet Disruptive'....
Manchester United (2015)
"I'll host them for golf - you sort the signed $ bills" was the deal leading to this collage dollar style that now hangs proudly in The Qube, The Track, Meydan to be released for sale in 2020.....
#8 of Heroes & VillainS : Manchester United
Acrylic with 20 signed Manchester United $1bills on an Evra shirt dated 15.2.14 during their visit to Dubai when they were hosted for golf kindly presented by Ryan Giggs.
145cm x 130cm
Lets be Frank, Sinatra original painting (2015)
Painted to celebrate what would have been The Chairmans 100th birthday 12.12.2015 from Film maker Terry 'Rise of the Footsolider' Stone. Curated at the delightful L'escargot in the heart of Soho....
Let's be Frank, Sinatra
Acrylic with 4 vinyl Sinatra records, $100 bill signed by the artist morphing from the face of Frank with Sinatra at 100 CD, a first class stamp, stars and glitter and acrylic on canvas
110cm x 110cm
Lets be Frank, Sinatra prints
The painting above was the springboard for 25 limited edition prints, personalised, hand embellished and otherwise as the story continues with 4 of these being released per year - 16 down, only 8 to go!
Ruby dooby doo Sintra print
An example of one of the limited edition hand embellished unique variations Sinatra print of Let's be Frank for Ruby using Mac lipstick in full effect with pen additions and Ruby eyes.....
Top Trumps, Donald
Some stories are, well, sometimes best left....
But that's another story with often both sides of the coin explored.....
7 x 1977 rare Top Trump cards including Captain America, Dr Octopus and the Green Goblin and The Invisible Girl , featured above the Donald Trump signed $2 bill dated 20th May 2014
Triptych celebrating life (2020)
Sometimes people are destined to meet - right at the right time! I'll spare you the details but a Dubai villa with light like no other, rich empty walls with a delightful client willing to share the things he really value in his life...
His epiphany, his lightbulb moment after a time of loss with new growth following....
and the next stage of his journey as one portal led to another....
With the light during installation....
Just right! See those double doors, well the other side of that wall meant these Intergalactics collectables found their resting place as the force was strong....
With the magical work space in the villa of good vibes accommodating the answer to life, with the universe being celebrated with Hitch Hikers 42 (2014) and everything with Snakes & Ladders (2015)...
The following works have all been completed and they're work to be added in case you're looking for one! Plugging away getting up to date and catching myself back up!
Finding your Feet in Scotland
Gary Players Golf & Giving
Let's Be Frank, Sinatra
Ruby Dooby, Doo!
Floored by BASF in Germany
All Join Jack
Al Noor for the eyes
Story, Rory Race to Dubai meets the Desert Classic!
Budapest Golden moments
Viv Andersons 60th
Carl Cox at The Atlantis
Jordan Belfort Real Wolf of Wallstreet
The curious case of Ian Brown
Peace Brushes for the Russian Consulate
Ravello Boss on the Amalfi Coast
The Manor Cup, Stoke Park
Aim high with Michael Van Gerwen
Union, Jack Heart, Novus Cambria, North Wales
Dance of Life HMP Berwyn, Wrexham
On the 2020 radar:
- Penny Lane, in my heart (Liverpool, England)
As both sides of the coin continues to be explored - guess which side feels the most authentic.....