Sketch-O-Matic 2012

The booth was back this October for it's second year and it was a huge success! See the video about the project featuring myself amongst other Manchester artists and check out my Sketch-O-Matic portraits on my Facebook page HERE

Sketch-O-Matic

Nov 2011

Situated at the Cornerhouse Sketch-O-Matic was a full size photobooth, but where there should have been a camera there was instead a tint artist studio!

Working within five minutes time frame to produce a finished portrait, I spent many a happy and furiously busy hour creating original art on cue.

To see the finsihed results visit the Sketch-O-Matic folder on my facebook page HERE

Dr Sketchy's Manchester

19th Aug, 2011

My burlesque act The Chantilly Belles took part in Dr Sketchy's Anti Art school in Manchester's MadLab for a night of performance and art; Life drawing, music and competitions.

We performed our Never Outfox the Fox routine followed by some serious modelling at the 'Foxy Lady' themed evening where some fabulous drawings were created.

Photo by Candee Photography

A Very Bury Weekend

The last weekend in June saw me taking part in A Very Bury Weekend , an art extravaganza for all the family.

On the Saturday my burlesque act The Chantilly Belles posed for a special Dr Sketchy alternative drawing class at The Met in Bury.

While, on the Sunday I was part of an extra unusual drawing class on board the East Lancashire Railways stream train dressed in Victorian inspired costume!

Find out more on my blog

Making Faces

Until 11th Sept 2011

The finished display from my collaborative project with Stoke Potteries Museum and Art Gallery was on show between March and September last year. This project took eight months in the making and resulted in an off shoot project Mrs Brown's Diary

Stories through drawing Workshop

23rd Oct 2010

I ran this workshop at Stoke Potteries Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Big Draw. The workshop was all about stories and drawing to encourage exploration of ideas in new and fun ways!

There was of course a burlesque slant using some of the museum's gorgeous vintage items from the decorative arts collection, to inspire a day of decadant ideas!

Peaches Christ presents All About Evil

2nd Oct 2010

As part of the AND (Abandon Normal Devices) Festival I was lucky enough to be one of the artists taking part in Midnight Mass a 4D cinematic event held at the Cornerhouse Manchester.

Performance meets art meets film: I worked with Peaches Christ the drag alter ego of filmmaker Joshua Grannell where I performed at the international premiere of his feature-length film debut, ALL ABOUT EVIL.

To find out more about how this event went and the chaos that ensued check out my blog

Midsummer House Party at the Whitworth Art Gallery

24th June 2010

My burlesque double act The Chantilly Belles was commissioned by the Whitworth Art Gallery to create a new act in response to some of the exhibits in the gallery.

The act 'A Woman's Touch' was debuted at the launch event for the Gallery's Adult Education Programme. This is our third collaboration with an art establishment and we loved every minute of bringing burlesque and art closer together at this public event

Waterside Open 2010

28th January, 2010

One of my paintings has been put thorugh to be exhibited at this years Waterside Open Art Exhibition.

This is the second biannual national open exhibition inviting artists to submit work to be shown as part of a high profile show taking place in Sale's Waterside Arts Centre.

I am showing Miss How Can I Help You? #1. Award winners will be announced on the evening of the private view and visitors of the exhibition can vote for their favourite piece in the Visitors Choice Award!

Waterside Open 2010
Private View Thurs 28th Jan 7.30pm
Fri 29th Jan - Sat 1st May
Waterside Arts Centre Sale

Group show at The Lowry Hotel

21st January, 2010

This Thursday sees the private view of Through the Looking Glass: The Past 10 years of Comme Ca Art.

The focus will be on bringing together diverse and individual artists united by the common interest in producing contemporary fine art of a high standard

I will be showing two pieces from my All at sea series.

Private View Thurs 21st Jan 6 - 8pm
Thurs 21st Jan - Tues 2nd March
The Lowry Hotel Salford

All at Sea in Manchester's Gay Village

1st October, 2009

I am showing my new collection of work NOW at Taurus on Canal Street Manchester. This series of work takes its cue from nautical slang and its everyday use, All At Sea is a collection of paintings illustrating well known phrases while influenced by traditional sailor tattoos styles and pin ups.
The show runs from 1st -31st October

'The Express Yourself' family dance exhibition at The Lowry

June -Sept 2009

My burlesque act The Chantilly Belles were asked to take part in a new exhibition for The Lowry based around the theme of dance.

We were filmed for short movie as part of the show by the amazing Wynter Productions. This collaborartion gave us the opportunity to present burlesque once more as an art form and take it's place amongst other creative performances.

Buy Art Fair

24th September, 2009

I will be showing work for sale at next week's Buy Art Fair in Urbis Manchester. This will be a fab opportunity to come along and see my work up close and maybe purchase a little something for yourself!

I will be situated in the Urbis Creatives stall on the second floor.

Buy Art Fair opens on 24th -27th Sept with more than 80 galleries showing the work of over 370 artists all available to buy.

In addition the fair offers a whole host of FREE activities for experienced and novice art collectors to enjoy

Exhibition on Second Life

15th July, 2009

I am currently exhibiting work in The Tart Gallery's virtual gallery on the 3D world of Second Life! The show is titled 'Burlesque' and features a number of talented artists from the USA and the UK, with a varied selection of beautiful art work including paintings by yours truely!

Tart of the month

22nd July, 2009

I am currently Tart of the Month on The Tart Gallery website! I am thrilled to be listed amongst other artists I admire including Angelique Houtkanp and Molly Crabapple, the creator of the original Dr Sketchy

A night at Urbis!

27th May, 2009

This coming Wednesday I will taking part in a groundbreaking art and gallery event, the Urbis Creatives launch night, a project put together by Urbis staff to showcase our individual creative talents outside of work. This simple idea of gallery staff working and exhibiting together has never been seen through before!

I will be exhibiting some of my art work AND performing as part of my burlesque act The Chantilly Belles all within Urbis, Manchester's premier landmark building and gallery of city life!
This will truely be a unique night of art and entertainment so don't miss your chance to get involved and see some of the city's best creative talent!

Sunderland art residency exhibition

10th Dec 2008

The final outcome to my burlesque art residency with Art-wave will be on show from tomorrow at The Place in Sunniside Sunderland!
This exhibition is a chance to see the work I've been directing during the year where burlesque has been the main focus giving insight into one of Sunderland's most historic areas.

As well as photographs and video footage the show will include a selection of paintings by myself explaining the nature of the art form that is burlesque.

You can find out more about how this project has progressed over the months by reading my Myspace blog munbered 1-9