A trip to the south coast.

last weekend (22/23rd march). I headed off to Hove to meet up with art collector and very good friend Seval.

I planned a two day visit with her that would conclude with attending The Stone Tide book launch. I took my camera to get some material together, but I failed miserably as I spent all my time chatting, eating lots of cake, and generally enjoying the conversations with Seval, the camera lived in my backpack for the most part.

However I took around 30 shots of the beach in Eastbourne, and a  couple in Brighton. (See Images at the bottom of this post)

The book launch was great, and held in the amazing book / off license / live venue. “Borough wines Beers and Books”    I brought along 3 framed prints. and a portfolio of 10 art prints for people have a look through. It was also a thrill to see the book on display, and to see my art looking great.

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(pic by Influx press. also showing Vince ray’s artwork which features in the book).

Downstairs the book launch coincided with regular art happening “Weird Shit”, Art films, spoken word and sonic pounding bass was the vibe, and people stood transfixed , waiting for the next “Weird Shit” to happen, with Spoken word from Gareth E. Rees, Gary Budden, and Michael Smith.

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(outside venue).

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(looking a bit bedazzled!! In front of one of my framed stone Tide prints.)

Meanwhile upstairs, the atmosphere was slightly boozy and relaxed. the crowd was full of artists, writers and musicians, some knew about the event, others followed their curiosity, resulting in an interesting crowd.

It was nice to talk to so many people, and to meet documentary film maker, artist, writer, and poet Michael Smith. Also worth mentioning is the amazing artist Martin O’Neill who was excellent company over a glass of Cloudwater, and was passionate about the process of making art.

Thanks for all you who stopped to have chat with me, and the interest in my work!

Buy the book here.. it is a fabulous read.

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(photo influx press)

As mentioned earlier I did take some shots and I have been experimenting. here are some examples below.

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see more on my Facebook page.

 

Art prints, and Hastings event 23.03.18

I have been busy prepping prints to show at the book launch of The Stone Tide. The event is on 23 March 2018 in Hastings.

I shall be there if you fancy a chat and also to learn more about The Stone Tide.

I will be also showing framed artwork used for the book cover, prints are for sale on the night.

For more info please follow this link (Facebook)

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The Stone Tide book cover

I am excited to see that the proof copies of The Stone Tide, on Influx Press are ready.

I designed the cover & it looks great, and it is a bloody great read as well. 😉

Includes an illustrated chapter by Vince Ray .

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“Novel Writers” With Gareth E. Rees PLUS performance with Jetsam. Spike Island, Bristol.

On the 27th November at Spike Island, There will be an informal book reading with Gareth E rees. He will be reading from his excellent book “Marshlands” Then later he will be performing at The Orchard Inn.

“In Marshland Gareth E. Rees seeks to access a deeper truth about human experience though a fusion of fictional and non-fictional writing. The book follows Rees as he wanders the marshes of east London avoiding his family and the pressures of life and encountering a lost world of Victorian filter plants, ancient grazing lands, dead toy factories and tidal rivers. As strange tales of bears, crocodiles, magic narrowboats and apocalyptic tribes begin to manifest themselves, Rees embarks on an hallucinatory journey across time and into the dark heart of London.”

Highly recommended   He will be also performing live with Jetsam who have also made an album which you can download here.

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This should be an interesting evening.