Thursday, December 23, 2010
The painting on my Xmas card is from a series of new monochrome underwater paintings I'm working on. There's a fluidity about them that never really appeared with the drawings and I'm itching to get back in the studio to work on them. But............first it's that time again - back to the frozen north to the bosom of mcarthur family - ouch. Happy holidays everyone and I'll be back in the new year.
Friday, December 10, 2010
I've been busy making some small studies and drawings and these are all newly available for sale through various galleries around the UK at the moment. Much smaller than I've worked over recent years but perfectly formed. If anyone would like to know what is sale for from whom just get in touch.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Many apologies for my lack of postage - I was supposed to be in LA this month, however due to unforeseen circumstances I have found myself back in the motherland, where I have been setting up studio as it looks like I will be here for a while...
To compensate, and dreaming of sunnier climbs, I seem to have been fixated on my divers for the time being and have been making some small drawings with a frame by frame comic book feel. Looking at trajectory, gravity and logical conclusions....
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Apologies, not too much to report. It's wedding season and I'm in Scotland - justification I would say. So far, I've nearly set myself on fire attempting to fire throw on the Isle of Lewis and even earlier fell over holding a baby - impressive....
However, two great pieces that are available for sale and in the Festival Exhibition in Edinburgh at Scotland Art on St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh. Get there fast before I give them away as wedding gifts - goddam, or just get married and introduce yourselves...
Both big favourites of mine, and cool that they both hold big and great memories for me of both New York and London where they were each made.
Anyone who hasn't experienced the festival in Edinburgh in August really should - nothing quite like it.
Over and oot.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Not one to rest on my laurels, I am busying myself with preparing the work for my next show in London in the autumn. Although mainly focusing now on boxers, I am also making a few pieces based on some photography I did on my recent trip to Formentera where I had the pleasure to meet a new model, the super brave Brazilian high jumper Otavio Junqueira Vilela who threw himself off some incredible cliffs for me with the backdrop of Ibiza behind. Amazing!
Many thanks to everyone who came along to support at the opening at the Union Gallery last Thursday - it was a great night and I was delighted to be reunited with my dear friends the gallery girls team who I worked with many moons ago and still have as much fun with. We have not lost any of our joie de vivre despite advancing years!
I am really proud of the work for this show. Although perhaps less commercial than previous exhibitions, I feel it marks a real progression in thinking and has lead to the new work based on boxing which is coming next and will prove to be the most challenging work I have done to date.
You can see the show at www.uniongallery.co.uk. Look under my name in the artists section to see all the work.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
My dear friend and fashion entrepreneur Anna Reig Florensa has been hosting me this week in the fantabulous island of Formentera where she has been indulging my passion for bikes! We have been roaring around very well dressed on a 17 year old moped called Lido, which very sadly today has given up the ghost. Which in some ways I feel is a good thing, since I generally have accidents when on this island.
We fell into a bit of a hole - quite literally - on my first evening and have quite a few scars to prove it. And no idea of how they came about. Having retraced our steps-chugs, we are still not much wiser. We did find Lido eventually, although a couple of calls to the emergency services logged on the phone suggest that something untoward befell us..
Fingers crossed I get out of here and back to the motherland alive next week!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
A wee snap of my good self and my tremendously talented partner in crime, Caroline Walker in conference in her studio in London. She has a fondness for the dark side, like myself, but chooses ageing, scantily clad females in interiors as opposed to fully clad males in the middle of nothing, like me. She will be showing soon in the illustrious Marlborough Fine Art in August.
Such is my admiration for her work, I even try to match my footwear to her paintwork when I visit!
We are hatching a plan to make a research trip to LA and Vegas for a few weeks in the autumn, all being well.
See creative accomplices for more of her fabulous work.
I forgot to post about this back in March and I'm very proud to report that my underwater drawings are now the official images of Sennen's "Age of Denial" album and the singles from that album.
It came out in March, and if you're into noisy guitars, you should really give it a listen. See their link in creative accomplices. They are doing extraodinarily well and were tipped as hottest download by the Sunday Times a couple of months back.
It's taken me a good few years to wake up to the reality that Wherever You Go, There You Are, which seems a simple enough concept for a seemingly intelligent girl but it's eluded me till this year! Anyway, it's the idea behind and title for this piece. There's just no getting away, damn it!
It is one of the final pieces for the Edinburgh show. I hope you like it.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Over a month has passed since I last posted - I am perhaps getting too old for blogging now I am in my 35th year...Or, that I have been producing and destroying stuff at a frighteningly similar rate...However, at the risk of losing my readers, I am back on it, so to speak.
I have been purposely quiet as I am working at full pace for the Edinburgh show which opens 1st July and don't want any overexposure of the work. I have been making some serious progress and my return to paint is going (after a fitful and neurotic start), I have to say, incredibly well!
Never one for glorious technicolour, (apart from my spectacular outfits) I have developed an interesting aubergine hue in which to paint as well as some other, secret combinations - coming soon! Although the paintings really now look like drawings, they have a softer and deeper quality to them that I am pretty chuffed with.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
How You Gonna Come? Hands on Your Head or on the Trigger of Your Gun?
Inspired by Big Ned's fantastic Guns of Brixton track from days gone by, I have created this monster drawing of my friend Djimbo turning on himself. My models have been asked to do a lot of strange things over the years, but this is the first time I've ever asked anyone to shoot themselves..
Still looking for an adequate title for this - if anyone has any ideas....
Friday, March 19, 2010
Spring has sprung and I have produced another life-affirming offering!
This is a pretty big painting and I'm going back to try to paint like I draw, so hopefully these new paintings will be looser and more gestural than before.
This is very limited palette - almost monochromatic, and that will be the plan for those to come as well.
Some very dark stuff coming up next...YAY!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Still not quite got to the paint. Here are a couple of nice wee pastel studies on coloured paper. I am trying to wind up this subject matter for now but my new model and his acrobatics are quite hard to leave behind.
Off to the motherland for a few days tomorrow to discuss the upcoming Dylan Lisle/Patsy McArthur exhibition in July in Edinburgh. Hopefully everything will go according to plan and I will get the best half of the gallery space..
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Thanks to everyone who made to my opening in London last week - much appreciated.
I am finally back in the studio after a couple of months of galavanting and procrastinating. I am making a couple of new big drawings for the AAF in Battersea next month. I have a fantastic new model who goes by the name of Gary "Surreal" Lawrence and he has some pretty amazing moves. These are the last drawings I'll be making some time and next week will see a return to PAINT!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Private View Wednesday 10th February 6-8.30pm
6 Burnsall Street (Just off the Kings Road)
All work is avaiable for sale and to view online.
Exhibition Runs 11th February - 26th February
Monday - Friday 10.30 - 5.30
Saturday 11 - 3
Evenings and Sundays by appointment