James Austin Murray Studio Visit.

Following on from my earlier post, I also have an online album of the great James Austin Murray, which includes studio visit (there was many more pics, but a lot of the work was not ready to be shown to the public.

anyway check out the Photo gallery here. 




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.

Go to Photo album here.


Info about my Etsy Shop.


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
market value.

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.


I have been busy putting my photos of Eastbourne and Hastings to good use, making more abstract landscapes, and having a heap of fun in the process.

I am maxing out my iMac with 3D shapes, and playing around with negative space, and reductive’s.

I am really pleased with these, I hope you enjoy them also.


(see more on my Facebook page)



“A Magnetic Field” Fine art print on archival museum quality paper. 20x20 inches. 2018


“Big Fun”  Fine art print on archival museum quality paper. 20×20 inches. 2018


“The Burrill Complex” 20×20 inches. Fine art print on archival art paper. 2018

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.


(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.


(outside venue).


(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.


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)


Haunted by a Nuclear Power Station


As you may know, I have just completed a book cover for the writer Gareth E. Rees.

In an article on Unofficial Britain, Gareth talks about a painting he bought off me called “Ghostbox” and the influence it had on his latest novel The Stone Tide.

feeling very humbled that my work can inspire other people, way after it has left my studio. Read the article here.

The Stone Tide is now on sale via Influx Press


latest work now on sale.

I am pleased to announce that I have some new prints on sale. These are really quite something with neon colours, and a fantasy/ Sci-Fi twist!

As usual, buildings are my muse, and these are reflections on my memories of living on a housing estate in the 1970’s and my feelings towards new planets, and unheard technologies.

These are high quality prints on archival museum quality paper, and have a no fade guarantee of 100 years +

If you would rather buy directly from myself, then drop me a line at: 23creative@gmail.com

Click here to see the rest of my prints currently for sale.

Also why not follow my Facebook page, to get more pictures and news of events that happen.

Thanks very much!







The Stone Tide continued.

Following up from my last post about The Stone Tide book cover I designed, here are some pictures.

The first Image is the inspiration for the book cover, chosen by the author. He actually has this and other pieces of my art in his home. The image is called First Blow Struck. For more pics why not visit my Facebook page here.

You can buy the book here.




Base artwork, and image of printers proof of hardback jacket cover.