Wednesday, 27 June 2012

ARTnews releases list of 200 Top Collectors

The list includes their name, location (not address), industry and what type of art they are primarily interested in. It certainly isn't good practice to chase these people down but slipping an anonymous, generic invitation to your upcoming exhibition or press release may not be a bad idea.

My artwork to be included in the September 2012 Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) Journal

Down's Syndrome Association releases a Journal twice a year (September and February). It contains latest news, articles on subjects that cater to people of all ages who have Down's syndrome, research projects that are taking place, any new services and resources available, book reviews, and letters sent in by parents and family or friends of people with Down's syndrome. 

Archivist of the Langdon Downs Museum of Learning Disabilities and Publications Officer/DSA Journal Editor, Mr. Ian Jones-Healey saw my Saatchi Gallery entry, contacted me and asked specifically for "Portrait of a Man" (series selection) and "Righting Misconceptions" (series selection).

See entry here:

DSA Journal (September 2011 Issue)
Cover Detail
Photograph by Richard Bailey 

More Empower/Equality Inspiration

Artist, "gilf" has artwork on "run" at

"The fist is best known for the Black Power movement of the 1960s in America. While it represented unity within the race, it originates back to 1930s Germany. This symbol was first used by the Communist Party in Germany. It was a symbol that the party members would display to one another to show their unity against Hitler. The current tertiary rainbow colors represent all walks of life and my belief that all people should be given equal rights. It is time that all people are treated equally in this country- not just the people in power. Hence the title, Empower Equality. Each embellishment takes about 40 minutes. The concept took about 2 weeks to tweak to perfection. Getting it printed took about 3 weeks. I've hand drawn the word EVOLVE from left to right, and right to left. EVOLVE spelled backwards is EVLOVE- many people will think I'm writing LOVE over and over again. There are multiple color ways of this marker embellishment- I estimate that EVOLVE is written around 800 times per print. " - gilf! 

Empower/Equality (grey) by gilf

This RUN contains 6 Grey Hand-Embellished prints numbered randomly in the first 40 prints of the edition of 200 from New York City street artist gilf!'s debut print Empower Equality. Each print is uniquely hand-embellished by gilf! and will have slight color deviations. 

Monday, 25 June 2012

More inspiring Artwork - NUCA graduating student, Rupert Smissen

Rupert Smissen is an Illustration 2012 Graduate and below are some of his works, also viewable on his site (see below). These images are most inspiring towards my current development work due the split/separation in the facial features. 

Rupert Smissen

Sunday, 24 June 2012

More visual inspiration for upcoming series

Having the upcoming series of works on my mind that will be attributed to human equality and human rights, I have stumbled upon imagery that inspires my current ideas and gives me more. 

Photo by Zamil

I enjoy the double impact idea, which I am currently considering for my equality series and the juxtaposed emotion presented. Beautiful light and composition. Although, I am considering using the medium of oil paint, perhaps photography is a more suitable medium for my concept. There is also the option of photorealism through painted portraiture.

Photo by Zamil

Photo by Zamil

"New York Movie"
Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967)

1939. Oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 40 1/8" (81.9 x 101.9 cm). Given anonymously to MoMA.

This image is most mysterious and intriguing. There is an obvious narrative taking place and I truly enjoy the separation between sense of setting and the highlighting of the main subject. This has fuelled my desire to create a portrait of Mrs. Gladwyn K. Bush and her home, which is being preserved as part of Cayman's artistic history. This particular piece, I'd like to create for the Ogier Award 2013, as the property may become open to the public in early 2013. I will have to contact her next of kin (son) for images to use for the portrait and take photos of her house on south sound road.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Manifest: Equality

The Manifest Equality stands for equal rights for all Americans in hopes all LGBT may receive the equal rights as any other person with art acting as their soapbox.  



Saturday, 16 June 2012

Human Equality Practice Inspiration

Continuing with my advocacy for Human Equality in a world that has come so far and yet has so far to still go, I have found some sources of inspiration to help me with my new artwork ideas. Danny O' Connor, Shepard Fairey, and Mantis, respective artists/authors.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

New Sensations - Saatchi Gallery/Channel 4 Art Competition

An excellent opportunity for recent Art University Graduates presented by Saatchi Gallery and Channel Four with their 2012 "New Sensations" competition. See my entry through link below.

"I Am What You Say I Am" (Series Selection) 
Anne-Marie Gray
One of Six Submissions into "New Sensations" Competition