Thursday, 18 July 2019

The Universe is Expanding!!!

Apologies for a neglect of 'Blogspot' duties but I have been busy over the last year. I have exhibited in a number of shows and have been rapidly putting together a full body of work for a potential solo show towards the end of the year/ early 2020. For updates on work I regularly post on my axisweb page, 

as well as on Instagram,

Exhibitions have been coming thick and fast and as well as having work in the recent 'Hang Up' exhibition at 'Bankley Studios Gallery' for 'Manifest', I am showing 3 works with 'Lumen' at Nuffield Hospital in Oxford and 1/2 works have just been confirmed for a 'Moon Landing 50' celebration show at Illkely Manor in Yorkshire. All works are my recent exo-planet and exo-moon miniatures.
Hopefully more will follow!!
I should also be showcasing one of my animations at 'University of Mary Washington' in Fredericksburg, USA ( as part of their Autumn programme which I am very much looking forward to. In the meantime here is a recent drawing from my ongoing project 'Existence is Doubted' and a recent animation named 'Quadrillion' of which I am really pleased....

Gas Giant 1 2019 Ink and Pencil on Paper

For any further info please drop me a line!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

'Approach' Blender Animation July 2018

A new animation just completed using my paintings and drawings as object textures.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

New Work April 2018

I have finally completed my drawing 'New Tethyzonia Plots 1-35', a piece I have been working on for about 6 months and is part of my ongoing cycle, pictured is the final two drawings plots 34 and 35.

I have also started a new 'Blender' animation using my painting 'Hypothetical (exo)planet 4' as a texture, this is just the first part of a much longer animation which I hope to show in its full scope by the end of the year.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Planet Hopper 2018 Blender Animation

New piece following on from 'Interstellar 2', the audio track is from the NASA archives and to my understanding is the sounds emitted by the planet Saturn when sound waves were bounced off it (there is a complete 'sounds of space' mp3 on and also snippets directly downloadable from the NASA website), I have changed the pitch for the animation but apart from that its the same. An amazing naturally weird piece of music to accompany my short!! Once again my drawings and photographs are being used as textures for the planet(s) and structures and is taken from the viewpoint of a drone/probe searching for... well whatever drones/probes may be searching for...

Friday, 16 February 2018

New Animation February 2018

I have finally finished my new animation titled 'Interstellar Flyby 2' pretty pleased with this one!!

Friday, 15 December 2017

End of Year, New Work

Well its been quite an exciting year and I've been pretty busy all in all. I'm working towards a solo  show in 2018 to showcase my current 'Existence is Doubted' project. I've also applied for a few opportunities so fingers crossed on that front.
Finally finished a new animation titled 'Interstellar Fly-by' again this uses my own drawings as textures, with the whole piece being inspired by the 'Voyager' space probes. The music/audio is Blind Willie Johnsons 'Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground' a stunningly atmospheric piece which is one of the 31 audio tracks chosen for the gold records stored on the 'Voyager' probes launched in 1977. Voyager has now left the influence of our solar system and is in Interstellar space, but at least its got a great mix-tape to keep it company. I think it fits perfectly. I have also been working on a large scale piece (titled New Tethyzonia) of over 20 different drawings which fit together to make a cartographic- like landscape, the idea being that each tile is a different plot. Ideally I would like to make an animation using the whole drawing to be shown beside it when complete, but we will have to wait and see how it goes. I've finished 12 only 10+ to go. Some examples should be below. Happy New Year to all and see you in 2018.

New Tethyzonia (plot1) Ink on Paper 20cm x 20cm
New Tethyzonia (plot2) Ink on Paper 20cm x 20cm

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Drowned World View2

After a reshoot with different angles, quickened up a bit  and a rethink with the perspective issues I'm really pleased with this second animation. Take it away...