I've been working with ace local musician Dan Turnbull aka Funke and the Two Tone Baby on the cover art for his new album - "Balance". I was lucky enough to work on his first studio album "Battles" and I'm delighted that the relationship has continued.
The chap in the Balance image is Charles Scott Sherrington, Nobel Prize winning physiologist and the first person to understand and describe the role of the brain and nervous system in keeping us balanced (physically rather than emotionally!). More info on him here.
So for a week in early February I had an entire gallery space to myself for the first time. York Street Gallery in Ramsgate is a gem of a place, run with great gusto by the brilliant Mike Samson (a rather fine artist in his own right). I had 30 of my linocut pieces in the show, along with the dinghy sail featuring a blown up version of "Rescue 3" - one of my linocuts depicting a coal mine rescue worker - hanging from the gallery's lighting rig. The show looked great, if I say so myself, with some sales and lots of new friends and contacts made. I'm suffering the inevitable post-show blues but looking forward to my next show, a group exhibition at the Horsebridge Centre in Whitstable from 3rd - 10th June. I'm also keeping busy with the next album cover for the brilliant Funke and the Two Tone Baby and planning a new series of prints based on more exhibits from London's Natural History Musuem. Have a look at the York Street Gallery site for details of upcoming shows and follow them on Facebook.