Finally a blog post ha! I did not go away! Nope, I have been busy down in my bunker for the last few months creating a new video for The Alabama 3! Woo! Yes! That is correct! And I have to say it’s the coolest video I have ever made! Can not wait to share it with you! In the meantime I am happy to announce I will be showing work alongside some very talented local artists in the ballroom of my old building at Palace Court! It’s part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival. Opens this Saturday and runs until the 11th. I’ll be there with Booboo & bells on, so come say hello and grab a deal! Click flyer or HERE of deets!! oxo GD
We are living in such difficult times, the one thing I know I can do to make life a little better is spread color. Color is therapy, color is healing, it’s soothing and relaxing, it’s energizing, and uplifting. My latest Burnt Offering on offer to you is this very vibrant and fun print entitled More Is More.
One part Fiorucci plus one part Lisa Frank come together in a psychedelic/ pop art kaleidescope vortex. Not less is more but MORE IS MORE! Hang it on your wall and meditate, it’s power will draw you in through to the other side where you can dance on rainbows with unicorns in the cotton candy clouds; and everything is wonderful. I guarantee! 8″x8″ Giclee on Sommerset Velvet 255gsm. Edition of 100 – only £30! Heal yourself today! Click pix or here! oxo GD
I’m a week late with this post, as I like many others around the world have been distracted by the UK imploding on itself… But I was pleasantly surprised when I received a copy of the superbly printed Preserve Magazine by my friend Jack Booth. I am truly honoured to have been asked to be featured. There are several amazing works by many other inspiring artists inside too! I can honestly say I have never seen my work printed to such a high standard as Jack has accomplished in a magazine. The colors are spot on and the paper weight is SO LUSH! Seriously, these pages are good enough to frame and hang on the wall! Well done Jack! It’s really more like an artbook than a mag! And at £10 – a bargain! So Click HERE or the pix to get your copy! FAB! More soon! OXOGD
Electric Crazyland is back Friday July 22nd at The Printworks Hastings. 5 hours of Psychedelic sights and sounds, howling guitars, feedback, drum solos and mind melting visuals on 3 projectors! Plus I’m going to be adding a few more visual delights to the mix. So if you are around the Southeast coast of the UK July 22nd – Pop in and have your brain blown! Myself & Jo Perfect will be providing the soundtrack! At The Printworks Hastings – 8pm – 1am – Totally Free Man! oxo GD
Ladies & Gents! Very pleased to officially announce that Monkey Paw Tattoo Parlour in Hastings now has Grande Dame tattoo designs available! My first flash sheet is from my Nature Series. Deffo going to bring out a Nature Volume II, as I have loads more images from the genre, as well as a Voodoo/Magic Series, A Love Series & A Western Series, An Anatomy Series, Horror, maybe even I Heart 80s… Very excited about this new venture, what a mad rush it will be to see my work on people’s actual bodies! Wow! Anyhoo, if you are in the UK and fancy a Grande Dame Tat – get down to Monkey Paw Tattoo Parlour! Ok stay tuned… oxo GD
Dear friends! Unfortch I had to cancel this fridays Electric Crazyland at The Printworks. Disappointed, as I was really looking forward it & am totally up for it now, but unfortch, I recently moved house and it completely decimated me on every level. Physically, emotionally, financially, my darling cat died in a freak accident during the move; and I had no internet for 10 days, thus I was not able to properly promote the event, so I thought it best to postpone to a later date.
In the meantime I will be doing a set at Solstish, also at the fabulous Printworks – June 18th. Hosted by the amazing Zeroh who always put on the best parties! The lovely Riz Maslen of Neotropic will also be spinning some tunes. So come down and celebrate the Solsice-ish at Solstish! Gonna be a good un! At The Printworks 8pm-4am June 18th! £5 cover. Info here! oxo GD
Normally, if someone asked me to create an original piece of work during a time whilst I am in the middle of preparing to move, I would politely decline, or not so politely. But when ink-d asked me to create an original piece for their closing show – yes you read that right they are closing – I gladly accepted their invitation. I actually got the news that they were shutting down less than 24 hours after I received my eviction notice. To say I was devastated, is an understatement. I was more upset by this news than my home situation. I literally sobbed in bed for a week straight. Not only has ink-d been instrumental in transforming my art career, but also turning me on to new artists that I probably would not have heard of. And most importantly, I have grown quite close to them all, so it’s been very sad, like a family breakup or a good friend who is terminally ill… But, like the Chinese proverb “from the ashes – the phoenix rises”… I am happy to report that I have some exciting art projects in the pipeline & I know that everyone at ink-d are also gearing up for their new adventures. And they will go down in UK history as one of the most important contemporary art galleries who introduced the world to new hot talent, and changed the business model from stiff & stuffy to laidback & fresh – breaking the rules and writing new ones along the way!
The piece I created for the show is called The Poppy Empress – 10″x 20″ Mixed Media – Silk Screen/Acrylic/ Airbrush/Spray Paint. I will be doing a series of these in different colours. This is a one off for The Best Ink-d Show EVER. Make sure you get down to see it! There will be loads of super amazing artists in this one, and some big names as well! Thank you ink-d for bringing me into your world, believing in me and PUSHING me to go beyond my limits. Boy did you PUSH! Ha! I will treasure these last few years for my lifetime! oxo GD
PS – Show opens April 30 and runs until May 29th!