November is a time for wrapping up warm, while I’m busy wrapping up prints too. Whilst battling a dreaded winter flu, I have been bouncing from private views, to award ceremonies, from the workshop to the duvet. It’s been a month of popular classics and exciting new releases, that I share with you now.
Like waiting for a bus in London, it always seems that two come at once. The same could be said about awards ceremonies. One winter night I was hosted by the very supportive, very welcoming Clyde & Co. Here I had one more chance to observe London from their amazing top floor office, help myself to a Canapé, which formed the basis of my skipped dinner, and toast all of the great artists on display. But the night was only half over, as I raced over to Russell Square, where my University had nominated me for a Creative Enterprise Award. It was quite an unexpectedly glitzy event, held in a glamorous ballroom, filled with champagne, photographers, and many fellow art entrepreneurs.
The following wintery night I saw myself marvelling at the Lethaby Gallery at Central Saint Martins, where a massive array of artists were on show, curated brilliant again by Made In Arts London. Fueled by only a brewdog beer, my excitement was short-lived as I quickly headed from King’s Cross to Carnaby Street in the blink of an eye. Dodging tourists and squeezing in through a bouncer-clad VIP doorway, I found myself in a bustling art-space – a souvenir shop without the tackiness – We Built This City. A contemporary, beautiful gift shop, that I was very privileged to be part of. More free beer at the ready, I had a chance to peak through the tightly packed crowd at what was probably the smallest piece on the wall – my City of London Giclée print. It’s only open for Christmas, and I think it’s the perfect place for everyone who is looking for that perfect something for that perfect someone. Don’t just take my word for it, Time Out think so too.
As I write this I package a brand new print for sale at WBTC among others – East London Skyline. Having worked in Shoreditch for these past months I’ve grown attached to the unofficial landmarks that put the area on the map. In the coming months this very small print will become a landmark of it’s own in the form of a very big vinyl mural – but that’ll wait until next year, for now, you can get a closer look here. So christmas time is upon us – It’s a busy time of year for anyone, but especially artists.