My Saturday afternoon. I hope everyone is doing something more exciting!!!
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.
(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.
“The Fun Never Stops”.
Artist print on Archival paper. (420mm x 594mm). 2018.
A Mother’s wisdom. (A3 size)
photographic print, on archival paper.
Nikon D800, with one lamp, no flash.
Retouched in Photoshop.
I have been experimenting more with my camera, and I am starting to fall in love with still life subjects. the task is to make an inanimate piece of plastic come to life, and I think I am getting there. For the time being, an old Mothers pride novelty flour shaker has become my muse.
Check back for more images and prices when I release these as limited editions soon.
Photographic print. 2018.
Nikon D800, 105mm lens, One spot light, one lamp, and no flash.
I have added an online photo album of my trip to NYC. It was an unforgettable journey, that will be etched into my memory for a very long time.
We was lucky to be staying with good friend and talented artist James Austin Murray in central Manhattan, West 21st & 7 ave. The location was perfect for galleries, the high line, and Chelsea. The Empire state building was 3 blocks away (i think), we saw it as our beacon to get home.
I had great mornings, with my travel companion Seval, sipping coffee on the stoop, talking to passers by, and generally enjoying the Manhattan vibe.
I spent the whole trip with a smile on my face, and I cannot even start to explain how NYC blew my mind, so I made an online album on Flickr.
I will be updating a fair bit, so please check back from time to time.
pics include these and many more.
+++IMPORTANT ONLINE SHOP NEWS++++
I will be closing my Etsy Shop on the 14th May 2018.
My shop will be on another website shortly, which I will
update you on nearer the time.
Also because my work has been selling more from my studio,
and from email orders, meaning Etsy has become a less viable stream of income.
After I have moved shop, my prices will be going up, as my work
has been reappraised and I have been selling way below
So grab some super art at knockdown prices whilst you can.
Thankyou for all your support and custom.
Hollis (for Hollis art)
PS. Sorry for the lack of posts, but I have been away in NYC. I will update more soon.
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.
(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.
(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!
(photo influx press)
As mentioned earlier I did take some shots and I have been experimenting. here are some examples below.