Happy new year (In ye Olde’ England)

I wish you all well on this last day of 2018.

It has been a completely odd experience here in the U.K in the last two years or so since we had that vote that triggered, a period in history that will be laughed and scorned at. Something so ridiculous that it will be used in case studies in human stupidity, for decades to come.

Lots of great things have happened to me in 2018. But, we are buggered now. So things have changed. Life. seems to remain “optically” normal , but hey! We carry on as in some kind of never ending grief about the loss of the empire. It seems if the as the new normal works meanwhile the government are really masquerading as politicians , in charge of some back street  middle management Double Glazing company playing back room deals, slapping each other on the backs, whilst we are living in a country which is so divided, politically and by blame and pie eyed ideas, that seem to be made up in some bizzare “lets fuck Britain, Bingo”

Below is something from my sketchbook, that was made this afternoon, the type was added after.


Be lucky.




Some sketchbook work.

I have been falling in love with my sketchbook all over again, after, stopping photographic research for a bit and get back to doodling some ideas for new paintings.

I have selected a few of my favourites here. But you can view more on my instagram here; & Facebook here.

Have a Happy Holiday season.

see you in 2019.





Arcade silkscreen limited edition print.

Here are some images of a new 5 colour silkscreen, Arcade, printed by Jonas Ranson at Blacklist Editions, London.

These will soon be on sale at The Print Club in London. 
(I will post more when they are online)

Arcade’ 50x70cm. CMYK Acrylic screen print on South Bank Coarse 310gsm paper.
Limited edition of 50,  I currently have 40 left.

Please email, Hollis, at 23creative@gmail.com  for sales and more info.

(Pics by Jonas Ranson ).


The Crossing.


“The Crossing”
30 x 40 inches. 2018.
Acrylic, emulsion, and paper on canvas.

Still wet, and pretty happy with this, tho for the last few days, my studio has become so unbearable with this heat, paint was drying super quick in my pots, and sweat dripped, but I done it in the end.

I have included, the various stages of this painting.


This painting is for sale, Hit me up at 23creative@gmail.com for further info and price.

See More here.




(Image: Implicit Order)

Today is the day when a group of artists, musicians, fans alike are paying respects to Dave law who sadly passed from Cancer earlier this year.

As mentioned in my last post, There will be a gig tonight in Glasgow, but if you cannot attend you can go and listen to a variety of music and video online, from soo many bands including, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and cosey, Conspiracy international). Robin Rimbaud (scanner), Security, Laica, Ruby, 3 daughters, and much more.

To find these nuggets , just hashtag #ADayForDil on twitter, or search on Facebook. Also all money raised will be going to Macmillan Trust, please donate if you can.

Here is a web page with all the links, GO THERE NOW.

To see my contribution please click here.