Archive for February 27th, 2011

Mr. Hamilton’s Chops. New Drawing. Size A1

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 Here is a recently finished drawing of the Birmingham based Jazz musician Andy Hamilton CBE. I think Andy is now around 92 years old. He’s been playing in and around Birmingham for years as well as internationally. I saw him years ago at The Bear jazz club in Birmingham where he played weekly for years. I’ve been meaning to catch up with him for a long time, a little like Kitty, and back in the summer I arranged to go around to his house for a sitting which went wonderfully. When I arrived he came gliging down the staircase on his stair lift dressed in his perfectly appropriate pin striped suit and trilby clutching his saxophone. Andy is exactly the kind of sitter I love to paint or draw because he looks so fantastic and authentic and also because of my interest in music.

 This one will be in the show at Plus One.

February 27th, 2011

Current Exhibitions

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 The Frissiras Museum , Athens.    2/3/11 – 31/7/11

 The Frissaris Museum is about to stage an exhibition called “Black and White”. It features work from their collection of drawings, etchings paintings and lithographs. They sent me a catalogue yesterday because they are showing one of my paintings and it looks like a great show. I like the poster with the fantastic Greek typography. Quite a lot of the artists are Greek and I’m not familiar with most so it’s lovely to see what they are up to. There are a few names I recognise, Aurback, Hockney and Rego so we’re all certainly in good company. It’s nice to see galleries doing shows in monochrome, it’s a wonderful area to explore.

Americans Now, The Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.  Continues until 10th July.

This exhibition features to of my portraits, Cormac McCarthy and Prof. Murray Gell-Mann.

In Focus,  Plus One Gallery, London.  16/3/11 – 9/4/11

This show opens in a few weeks and features the figurative work of 3 artists, Philip Harris, Simon Hennessey and myself.

February 27th, 2011