A painting concluded today, a larger piece called I Remember Hearing..

“I Remember Hearing” (2020):- Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, stitching, gloss varnish on canvas (100cm x 70cm)

A painting concluded today, a larger piece called “I Remember Hearing” (2020):- Acrylic, spray paint, brush work, stitching, gloss varnish on canvas (100cm x 70cm). A painting that started just before midnight on New Year’s Eve, a painting that has been slowly evolving and growing, layer upon layer, layers of leaf growth evolving here in Hackney. The canvas was ripped when I got it, it needed repairing, the people from the late night shop at the petrol station found it and saved it for me, we’ve had conversations about reusing and ecycleing things, I paint of thier packaging now and again I’ve been going back to to this painting over the months while painting other peices and listening to the sound here in East London. Today I finished and varnished it. And now it needs a home.. I remeber hearing so much during Lockdown, the goldfinches that moved into the tree outside, the clapping, I was lsitennig to Skin on the radio, she of Skunk Anansie, a band I put on in some London pubs back when they were just starting and I was putting on lots of gigs under the Organ banner at places like the Camden Monarch, she said “I remember Hearing…” and so, Skin named the painting and well…