I was delighted to work on this wall space just off Albert Road, on the corner of our busy road in Southsea. ARTA wanted something to brighten up the dreary corner and the project needed a theatrical feel to tie in with the Kings Theatre. I wanted ‘Faded Memories’ to have a feeling of times gone past…..in a way everything changes but stays the same, Albert road has had many changes but it still feels the same with its strong community, the shops and people of past times are memories.
I visited Portsmouth High School today to start a project the girls at the school are working on. They are raising awareness of mental health issues and donations are being made to paint the wall……students will make stencils and paint their shapes onto the wall for a donation. Can’t wait to see the finished piece and they have already received some generous donations that are so valuable to the charity.
Please visit: www.nedsfund.co.uk
Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong - pleased to say one of my paintings was the first to to sold at the event, so that was exciting! Battersea London was a busy affair with sales of original pieces and limited edition prints too. There was also Fresh Art Fairs at Cheltenham and Ascot.
So excited to see these large commissioned pieces in the gorgeous interior of Becketts Restaurant.
I worked with the lovely Soraya, owner of Becketts on this project, she had a vision of using bold neons that I love so much, a match made in heaven! The interior is exceptional with such detail in design, marrying history with a contemporary feel, the works sit in the space really well. If you’ve not been to Becketts, pop in, it really is a wonderful place.
Oh it looks like I’d forgotten to post this story so it’ a bit late! ‘Girls be bright, be bold’ celebrates women, using captions from original 1950’s Woman magazine, looking at how things have moved forward.
A new set of hand embellished prints were launched at the EAF - Edinburgh Art Fair last weekend, as part of The Soho Collection by ArtSalon and pleased to say some new homes were found…. the prints are hand finished in neon pink spray paint, metallics and gold leaf. For enquiries please contact ArtSalon, works can be viewed in the Bath art gallery and at ArtFairs throughout the year.
It was great fun at the Private View, lots of friendly folk enjoying enjoying art and a lovely social. Shows on from 17th Nov until end of December…. Sold pieces will be going out on the 1st of December so to see the full show make it before then!
A selection of my collages will be on show in Singapore, Malaysia from 16-18th November 2018 as part of the Affordable Art Fair. Represented by ArtSalon at Stand 2B-07
“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again”
Loved working on this project, on beautiful old brick, I adore the contrast. The building is situated behind The Queens Hotel in Southsea, Hampshire.
You can view from the road by The Queens Garden, opposite the common. You can also view at night time as the hotel has outdoor lighting.
It was great to be part of the Portsmouth and Southsea Arts Trail. Met some very lovely people and thanks to everyone that took part and bought artworks.
You can see more at https://www.createdinportsmouth.org.uk/
I love the way my Antique book cover collages have been bespoke framed. The contast between an encaspsulated Antique object and the clean lines of a perspex box frame works really well. The collage is hung discreetly within the frame so the viewer can also see the back of the book.
Antique book cover collages can be viewed at www.artsalon.co.uk
Perspex frames made by: https://zinc-white.co.uk/gallery/book-art-by-roo-abrook/
Antique Book Cover Collages - Books are from circa 1860, combined with Antique and Vintage book pages, drawings, paintings, stencils, gold leaf and rose gold. Imagery depicts portraits with nature inspired elements, roses, pansies, daisies, foliage, and butterflies.
Wonderful to be part of this brilliant fundraiser exhibition at Play Dead Gallery....this piece sold with funds going to a very good cause indeed, shows on til 30th June so get yourself there, from traditional to urban to street art, it's a great show.
The collages are original paintings on found wooden panels using acrylics and spray paints.
Pop and have a look.... Stephen Morgon, 72 Albert Road, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SL.
I was asked by the lovely people at The Marmion public house in Southsea, close to Palmerston Road, to paint and collage the wall that leads into their restaurant area.