Incase I haven't mentioned it enough to everyone, I thought I'd better say it again: I will be exhibiting some new work as part of the 'Quite the character' exhibition at the mushroom works. (Details below, image above) There are 6 new paintings and a 30 x 30 inch print featuring 100 characters. And everything's for sale so don't forget to bring your wallet. Oh, and some other people are exhibiting some stuff there too.
Quite The Character
18th July – 29th August 2009
Preview Friday 17th July
An exhibition celebrating illustration and comic book art.
All too often illustration is taken for granted through our day-to-day interaction with printed and online materials. This Summer Mushroom Works is dedicating its gallery space to celebrating illustration, showcasing character based images from illustrators working across the UK.
The show will feature, amongst others new work from several NE based illustrators and comic book artists including Carl Rosati, Jack Fallows, and Lucy Hammond as well as work by NE based illustrators’ group Set of Drawers.
Illustration is fast becoming a very trendy form of art. Whilst art is often for ‘art for art’s sake’, its (often overlooked) cousin, illustration is there to serve a purpose.
Mushroom Works Gallery will showcase the work of artists and illustrators who bring pages to life though their use of lines, colour, text and imagination. Quite the Character will explore this art form, offering the audience a tour of the process from concept creation to the final reproduction of the image.
Special events for this exhibition include:
Thu 23 July, 12pm – 4pm
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin… Gather round as Seven Stories’ storyteller spins some yarn. (Suitable for 7-10 year olds)
Drink and Draw
Sat 29 Aug, 6pm – 8pm
Drawing fun for all the family, come and add your masterpiece to our Hall of Fame. Pens, pencils and paper will be provided but please feel free to bring along your own.