Category Archive: Contemporary Artists

Karen Francesca, the Craftivist Artist Guerilla Gardening on the Streets of Aberdeen

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We open the boot and out comes compost, a pre made wooden box, a sapling and a couple of pea plants. There on the roadside we assemble our little gardening armoury and we… Continue reading

We Meet Sam Peacock in Hastings to talk about his new body of work ‘Of The Land’

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I suppose I should have known better! A trip to the seaside sounded appealing and what’s not to like about Hastings, that historic fishing town on the south coast. Popping down to see… Continue reading

We meet Anna Jaxe the stencil artist with a passion for music

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“I think a lot of instruments are just artworks in their own right because they are just so amazing to look at” explains my latest interviewee Anna Jaxe. Sitting in the MAP cafe… Continue reading

A Wander around the Felt Cave, Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Making Studio

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So last month we caught up with Lucy Sparrow and you might have read our latest interview with her here. We talked about her journey since the epic Cornershop installation in 2014 and… Continue reading

We meet Richard Berner the Illustrator with a Surreal View of the World

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It was a while ago when we last met in London and Richard and I had been promising a get together pretty much ever since. He’d been exhibiting at the Roy’s People’s Art Fair,… Continue reading

Artist David Bray talks about his new series of Landscape Paintings

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We’ve always known David Bray as an illustrator! His delicate drawings are such that his style is instantly recognisable. Now though his work has taken a different direction, from portraiture to landscape and… Continue reading

Interview with Illustrator Tom Berry prior to his latest exhibition in Deptford

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The new series of works from illustrator Tom Berry is about looking at the mundane activities of daily life and placing a fantastical twist on them! Silhouetted figures interplaying with modern day totems… Continue reading

Lucy Sparrow the Felt Artist taking the Art World by Storm

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We are sitting in the felt cave! On the inside a comfy cavern full of felt shaped goodies whilst on the outside it’s an unprepossessing farmers outhouse. “I’ve had to expand three times… Continue reading

30 Hidden Secrets of Carrie Reichardt’s extraordinary mosaic house in Chiswick

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Carrie Reichardt’s mosaic house, nestled on a suburban road in Chiswick, is quite a sight! Colourful, detailed and impactful it is so remarkably different to what might be seen around the rest of… Continue reading

We meet AK the artist from New Zealand having her first solo exhibition in London

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“I can draw fish, lots of different kinds of fish” laughs AK my latest interviewee prior to explaining that fish were the first thing she ever really learnt to draw, egged on by… Continue reading

Interview with Alexander Chappell as he talks about his debut show at the Stolen Space Gallery

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“I don’t think I actually deserve to be here” says my latest interviewee, Alexander Chappell, as he looks around the brick walls of London’s Stolen Space gallery. His work is hanging all around,… Continue reading

Fan Making and Street Art combine at the Fan Museum in Greenwich

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It’s not the most obvious of collaborations! The unique little fan museum in leafy Greenwich and the urban art scene of the inner city joining together to put on a unique show of… Continue reading

10 Artists to Watch Out for at the Roy’s People Art Fair

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We’ve been trailing this one for a while and have already featured the works of a number of artists taking part, but Roy’s Art Fair is coming soon so we thought we’d do… Continue reading

London Inspired Artwork from Urban Soup at the Oxo Gallery

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Ah the great city of London! A city so great it even inspired the name of this very blog. A city which has inspired countless creatives and artists throughout the centuries and a… Continue reading

Interview with Italian artist Raffaella Bertolini

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We are in the attic of a West London terrace. Doubling as the studio of our latest interview Raffaella Bertolini, an Italian painter who now bases herself in the city. She is a… Continue reading

Interview with artist DD Regalo as he prepares to showcase at the Roys People Art Fair

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DD Regalo is a contemporary artist well used to abstract designs. He paints based on feeling, on the things around him, people, places and the emotions he feels. “There are no rules” he… Continue reading

Meet Robert Burt the founder of Base Elements gallery in Barcelona

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It’s like an Aladdin’s cave of artistic goodies. We have just entered the ‘sotano’ or the basement of the Base Elements urban art gallery in Barcelona’s gothic quarter despite protestations that it’s a… Continue reading

Carrie Reichardt’s West London house is covered from head to foot in mosaic by artists from around the World

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I’m sitting on the 3rd story of a scaffold hugging a house in the leafy suburbs of West London.  Around me mosaic artists from around the World are busy at work cutting and… Continue reading

Andrea Tyrimos creates ‘Bipolar Picasso’ a new show to raise awareness of Mental Health

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It was sitting in a cafe in Holborn back in February 2016 that Andrea first told me of her passion for mental health and how she felt that it didn’t get the attention… Continue reading

Yvonne Wayling and Kim Tong combine to create some compulsive beauty in Greenwich

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We are back at the Ben Oakley for what is the first show this year for the shabby chic gallery under the covers of the new completely remodelled Greenwich Market. There, Ben Oakley… Continue reading

Lucy Sparrow creates Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium and suprises Soho with felt filled sex toys

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Another epic exhibition from artist Lucy Sparrow has seen the creation of an entirely sewn sex shop in the centre of Soho. The show follows on from previous sewn extravaganzas from Sparrow. Her… Continue reading

Interview with Hannah Adamaszek prior to her latest exhibition at the Curious Duke Gallery

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The gallery is serene! This is perhaps not suprising given that the artist on show is Hannah Adamaszek. Someone who last showcased in the same gallery, albeit in a slightly different location, over… Continue reading

Roy’s People brings to life his ‘Little Heroes’ as he prepares for his next solo show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Roy is back and this time his little people have taken on a new dimension with the ‘Little Heroes’ due to take over the Curious Duke Gallery from the show launch on Thursday… Continue reading

Interview with Artist John McCarthy as he Crumples Paper, Paints Portraits and Prepares for his next show

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I’ve always had a strange fondness for Flemish glass!  Odd you might think that I should bring this up in an interview with fine artist John McCarthy but there is a reason and… Continue reading

Lucy Sparrow prepares to fit out her Cornershop which launches in Bethnal Green on 1st August 2014

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“I’m going to lie down in a dark room for two weeks and just not move and have someone feed me grapes” dreams Lucy Sparrow as she thinks of the days beyond the… Continue reading

Interview with Andrea Tyrimos as she Paints Bricks and Prepares for The Roadz her first solo show

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Andrea likes to paint brick. Not on brick, actual brick. The more textured the surface the better. It was a technique she started to work on back in her student days studying art… Continue reading

Fabric Artist Lucy Sparrow Prepares to Make an Entire Cornershop out of Felt and Wool

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There are a lot of cool things to know about Lucy Sparrow! She loves bananas, she’s got a cool name, she loves military history, she loves sewing and she has decided to make… Continue reading

Interview with Eleni Duke Curator of the Curious Duke Gallery in London

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Whitecross Street has a vibe all of it’s own! Not quite the city and not quite within the cool conurbations of Shoreditch and Hoxton, it has a special relaxed atmosphere. Off the beaten… Continue reading