1. Water Fountain at SpadinaAKA CN Tower, Toronto 

    Water Fountain at Spadina
    AKA CN Tower, Toronto 

  2. i’ve been selected to exhibit at the New Artists’Fair in Brick Lane, London, on Friday 5 - Sunday 7 September. I’ll have lots of prints for sale, and new iPad sketches. Friday private view, 6-9pm. All welcome!

    And here’s a still from Casey Neistat’s famous Nike ad. Also see its amusing precursor, Bike Lanes, and his helpful guide to Instagram

  3. OB erecting tent at Art In Action, where we spent a delightful four days. IPad well received. Sold out of most things. Camping fab. People kind and courteous. Lovely art. Great weather. Slept through the thunderstorms

    OB erecting tent at Art In Action, where we spent a delightful four days. IPad well received. Sold out of most things. Camping fab. People kind and courteous. Lovely art. Great weather. Slept through the thunderstorms

  4. Home from Toronto to a bust bike! So no market this wkd. But does give me 2 bonus days to upload sketches from Toronto and prep for Art In Action 17-20 July. Official bumpf arrived, full of tantalising info. Trepidation re drawing in public for 4 days/excitement gone from 80/20 to 15/85. Can’t wait to draw Waterperry Gardens and eat bkfst outside a tent!

    BTW i designed this years ago but in my head. Now some clever person has gone ahead and MADE one

    *(Apologies to anyone looking for me at Greenwich this weekend. I’ll be back for 26-27 July)

  5. Sleepy infant on the flight, refusing to nod off

    Sleepy infant on the flight, refusing to nod off

  6. On plane to Toronto. The view

    On plane to Toronto. The view

  7. Just heard that my Nightbikes picture has made it into next month’s Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Print Biennial. Hurray!

    Just heard that my Nightbikes picture has made it into next month’s Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Print Biennial. Hurray!

  8. The drawing I did of my old room at Ann’s house with Sox in the window has just beaten it past 1400 entries into the Showcase 100 Exhibition in London next April. Yay!

    Plus here’s three iPad sketches from last weekend at Greenwich 

     another old video of Talking Heads enjoying themselves 

    and nice graphics from Kate Moross.

    Also I recommend Roger Scruton’s wee book Beauty: A Very Short Introduction, viz:

    "…the modernists set out to reunite the artistic enterprise with its underlying spiritual aim. Modernism was not conceived as a transgression but as a recuperation: an arduous path back to a hard-won inheritance of meaning, in which beauty would again be honoured, as the present symbol of transcendent values. This is not what we see in the consciously ‘transgressive’ and ‘challenging’ art of today, which exemplifies a flight from beauty, rather than a desire to recover it"