La Pinturera – Group Exhibition

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Yolanda, the delightful proprietor of Vejer’s ‘La Pinturera‘ generously invited me and three other local artists to set up a group exhibition in her hair and beauty salon since she had a great deal of white wall space and the opportunities for sales would be high in the run up to Christmas.

Pinturera means swanky, so it’s quite apt!

We started in the window (left) with a mixture of all the participating artists’ work (below)….

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…then each selected a space inside the salon to show our work individually:

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My wall – above, me in the mirror

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Chio adds the finishing touches to her wall of Vejer themed drawings.

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Bryony’s ceramics in the foreground as she studies Laura’s paintings in the background.

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Laura designed the poster, left and we set a date for the official opening…

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Laura shows one of her beautiful sketchbooks, left…

…and below, Chio’s jewelry and sketches and my postcards…

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I’m feeling very grateful to Yolanda for this wonderful opportunity to exhibit in such a lovely space alongside Chio, Laura and Bryony whose work I truly admire; they’re a great group of people. 

Vejer Inspira

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They say good things come in small packages and the tiny exhibition space ‘Vejer Inspira‘ is certainly a case in point…

The gallery first opened to the public on Friday 1st July and has the following opening times:

Tuesday to Sunday 11am -1pm and 7pm – 9pm

 

 

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Vejer Inspira on opening night (above)

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My wall (above)…decked out with my signature stenciled cockerels, some collages, a limited edition print of my cow skull drawing, original pen and watercolour drawings of Vejer and various prints of illustrations including the Chicken Buses, Gas Bottle, Discord Nancy and the CD cover for the album Jauja by Mr Groovy and the Blue Heads.

 

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Vejer Inspira was conceived and set up by Sabine Friedrich (left), an accomplished painter from Germany, who generously invited me and three other Vejer based artists to share the walls and shelves with her.

 

 

 

The other artists who are exhibiting in the Vejer Inspira space are:

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Blanca Gortari – who paints gorgeously colourful swirls and dots on pretty much anything that stays still long enough (right)….I am the proud owner of a Renata keyring and have a pair of reading glasses on my wish list…

 

 

Gustavo Paradisovejer, art, gallery, shared, exhibition, space, inspira, gustavo paradiso – originally from Argentina, who designs fabulous contemporary jewelry (left)

 

 

 

 

and

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Debra Berger – whose fairy tale ceramic concoctions are displayed on a small scale here but feature as grand installations in various locations including her delightfully restored Vejer town house.

‘El Carnaval’ Group Exhibition

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Cádiz Carnaval is one of the best know carnivals in Spain. For two weeks every February the whole city is crazily vibrant with elaborately costumed groups, the most famous of which are the chirigotas, singing satirical and humurous songs they have taken all year to prepare.

Vejer Carnaval is a scaled down version and to celebrate it Arte Vejer are hosting a ‘Carnaval’ themed group art exhibition which opens today in their castle headquarters.

 

The exhibition space will be open on Saturdays and Sundays 12-2pm from 13th to 28th February 2016.

Click here to see photos of the event.

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Carnaval is traditionally an opportunity to indulge in alcohol fueled mass revelry before the more austere Easter celebrations begin.

Masks and cross-dressing are typical so I went with a drag-queen inspired cartoon style character who is wearing a ‘Nuestra Señora‘ virgin inspired headdress (right).

 

 

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I decided to crack open my new pastel set and experiment with bright colours and blending techniques. I used charcoal for the background and crumbled pastel dust over it to achieve a glittery effect.

 

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All in all quite a messy, dusty process, but fun nevertheless.

Exposición Andante – Mobile Art Exhibition

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Click here to see photos and read more about Arte Vejer’s extraordinary mobile art exhibition.

Procession – Sunday 13th December

Static 13th Dec 2015 – 10th Jan 2016                Hotel Convento San Francisco

Chokolata, Salón de Té

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I’m delighted to be opening a new exhibition of my art work in the gorgeous tea room Chokolata in Vejer de la Frontera

The private view will take place on Friday 27th June from 9pm and the exhibition will run until the end of September 2014.

Click here to see photos of the exhibition and the private view.

El Teniente Seblon

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I’m very happy to announce my latest art exhibition in El Teniente Seblon, a lively, friendly bar in El Pópulo, the oldest part of the beautiful city of Cádiz.

14th March – 4 May 2014

The poster features the CD cover I designed for local band Mr Groovy & The Blue Heads‘ 2012 album ‘Jauja’ (meaning land of milk and honey) and shows Cádiz cathedral in the background.

Click here to see photos of the exhibition.

TEN

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I am delighted to have been invited to submit works for

this group show which celebrates

10 years of The Arts Project in London.

12th July-12th September 2013 9am-5pm

Preview 11 July 2013

Conference Centre St Pancras Hospital

Click here for the TEN facebook page

La Casa del Arco

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Vejer de la Frontera

Summer Exhibition

23rd June to 10 September 2013

Click here for the facebook events page

Click here to see of photos of the opening

Click here to see the video catalogue

Click here to see an article in El Independiente,    Cadiz

The Front Room Café

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158 Tollington Park London N4 3AD

January-March 2012

Click here to see photos of the exhibition

Click here for The Front Room Café´s Facebook page

I´d Rather Be Swimming

I'd Rather Be Swimming, South Wing St Pancras Hospital, art exhibitionSouth Wing St Pancras Hospital, London NW1 0PE

June 2011

Click here for information about St Pancras Hospital art services