There really is no satisfaction to be found in a day that doesn’t involve some kind of drawing or painting….

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Daily Painting 258/365 (15th September,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. On day 258, a 258th piece, acrylic, brushwork, marker pen, gloss varnish on a found recycled piece of hardboard, 43cm x 43cm

The ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. A notion that started on the very first day of January, not a painting started and finished every single day, more a painting brought to a completed conclusion every day. There are several smaller pieces being painted on any given day alongside the bigger paintings that are constantly being worked on

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Work in progress, September 2017

 There are always pieces in progress and paintings in need of being brought to a conclusion and there really is no satisfaction to be found in a day that doesn’t involve some kind of drawing or painting….

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Leaves, thorns, sometimes they have thorns. New layers, fresh growth, the latest daily paintings…

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Leaves, thorns, sometimes they have thorns, new layers, fresh growth, or maybe just a tag evolving, or maybe some pop art or some starz flying? Starz with a “z” and the glam rock of it all? Or the hard rock of it all and the fact that you have to rock six times, pop art, leaf growth and the notion of a small painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017 that started back on the first day of January just because it seemed like a good idea to force a painting to conclusion. It does still feel like a decent notion at the start of September….

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Some of the recent daily pieces can be found on sale via the Cultivate on-line shop, and yes those are deliberately reasonable prices, I do rather think these things should be kept as reasonable as possible

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Starz, old brushes, planks saved from skips and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every day…

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Daily Painting 236/365 (24th August,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, 79cm x 9.5cm.Daily Painting 236/365 (24th August,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. On day 236, a 236th piece, acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on a recycled piece of found wood, 79cm x 9.5cm.

Starz, old brushes, planks saved from skips and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every day on 2017.  The stiff and lifeless paint brush was encrusted in white painting and thrown in a Hackney skip, who’s going to resist a white blank canvas of a paint brush, or indeed an unwanted plank of weathered woo, a piece of broken wooded pallet. 43 Starz on a plank of wood (you’ve got rock six times), the piece can now be found in the Cultivate on-line shop along with some of the daily paintings that haven’t already been sold or left hanging on the street for people to take

Stars, starz, 43 Starz…

Starz, 43 of them, and the ongoing notion in 2017 of a painting  brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of the year. 43 starz painted on a piece of wood. The latest daily pieces can be viewed here,  The on-going notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of the year, some of them have been hung in galleries, some left hanging on the street for people to take should the wish to, some are available via the on-line shop, some have gone to new homes around the world, some are just hanging around in the studio.  Today is day 228, a 228th painting, a painting on a paint brush, is over there drying. The 43 Starz piece was the 226th piece of the year, a painting completed and brought to a conclusion on the 226th day of the year, that doesn’t mean it was started on the 226th day…   

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226/365 (14th August,2017) – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. On day 226, a 226th piece, acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, gloss varnish on an old found recycled piece of wood picked up off the Hackney Wick street and used as part of the installation piece at the Inside Out show before more layers and stars (Starz) grew on it, 43 stars.. 64cm x 14cm x 2cmon

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“If You Throw It Out The leaves Will Grow”, last week at Hackney WickEd…

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An installation at the Inside Out show, Here East, Hackney Wicked 2017

One week on from the opening of that Here East show and everything that went with it over the weekend at Hackney Wicked last week. There’s plenty of conflicted thought, words, turmoil, fractured photos and long pieces in terms of the show and the whole weekend to be explored over on the Organ pages, the plight of Hackney Wick and the community there is something very emotive, The Organ is the place for more of what happened during the WickEd weekend, including a word or two from the opening night of Inside Out. This page is about the actual art – although the  art and the emotion of what is happening in Hackney Wick right now can’t really be divorced –  – the actual art and the notion of leaves and fresh layers growing on the things we throw out, the old unwanted frames, the pieces of wood, the beer bottles and pieces of astroturf, the books, the pieces of wood picked up from outside the building, and the canvas found in skips as studios are emptied and closed by the arrogant developers.

The installation at the Inside Out show (curated by Gavin Turk and Anna Maloney) was called “If You Throw It Out The leaves Will Grow”, it consisted of several recent paintings and leaves (tags if you wish) on found objects including a piece of red fabric from the Neo Naturists show at the ICA last year very diliberately places within the pice alongside several beer bottles drawn on as the opening night evolved and people threw them away – if you throw them away then leaves will grow     And there may have been a bit of leaf growth elsewhere around the Wick….

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