The Rose Chafer beetles are back! Watching these beautiful beetles fly around the garden really makes you smile... they're quite something to watch in the sunshine. Every year I get reminded that I really need to make one.
Those of you that have followed my work over the years will know that Lobsters have been a favored subject matter of mine since I started. This fella is however the first one I've made in a long while!
The Hybrid gallery stand at The Affordable Art Fair, UK is looking good. Some beautiful paintings by Serena Curmi, Rob Mason, Lee Madgwick and some amazingly intricate assemblage art by new gallery artist Catriona Faulkner.
The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead opens tonight and runs until Sunday.
I thought I would continue my posts on the run up to next weeks Affordable art fair in Hampstead with this cheeky little parakeet.
Its been a while since my last post!.....I've been shut up in my workshop beavering away. I'll be posting images of the fruits of my labor over the next few weeks.....but thought I'd start with the finished Secretary Bird.
This month I'm working on new pieces for the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair in a few weeks.
This week I'm back to working on the insects! But something a little easier on the eye for most people... I've been wanting to make a furry moth for a while now and I'm pleased with how this piece has turned out. Its hard to tell from the photo but he has 69cm wingspan...so you wouldn't want this guy round your light bulbs!
After a few weeks working on things of the 6 legged variety I've started work on some 2 legged (and winged) pieces.
This week I've been working on Bugs! Many of us (myself included) call insects bugs but most of the time this is incorrect. This fella is a true bug, a 'shield bug' to be precise. I get lots of these in my vegetable patch in the summer, they seem to like my bean plants - thankfully they don't do any harm! Hope you like him!
Went to Barcelona for the weekend and found an amazing flea market! So many bits and me with only space for hand luggage!!
As a follow up to the last post here's an image of the 'Devil's Flower Mantis' all finished - this piece together with a large cricket were made as a commission for an insect lover!
Thought I'd share a photo of a devils flower mantis commission I'm working on at the moment. I'm really pleased with how its turned out, just need to give him some wings and he's ready to fly off!
So last week I posted an image of all the component parts of a piece I was working on and asked you to guess what it will become! As you can see all the parts (minus the bits that made the perch) made a cockatoo!
I received a brilliant book for Christmas called 'Things come apart' by Todd McLellan. Its photographs of modern gadgets all laid out in there component parts. So Its inspired me to try it out for myself - Below are all the bits that go into making a creature I'm working on at the moment...have a guess what these bits will become!
I'll post the answer next week when I've made it :-)
Happy new year to you all! It's been tough trying to get back into the swing of things after the Christmas break. But my first post is an image of this little hermit crab - the first piece of 2017! Hope you like him :-)
I have some little birds looking for new homes this Christmas :-) They are £195 each, this includes UK P&P. First is a male house sparrow, next a great tit and finally a pair of cruet birds (£195 for the pair). They are approximately 10cm high. Message for more details/images/full measurements.