Lots of news!
My latest collaboration was really exciting and I'd like to tell you a bit more about it. It was with very talented, London based Delta Blues musician Charley Hicks. You really have to check his work on his website and Instagram he is an amazing blues-man !
His first self titled EP was released in August 2016 and entered at #1 in the US and Australian blues charts and #2 in the UK blues charts ! The honesty and power of Delta blues inspires his work and his key influence is enigmatic "Father of Delta Blues" Charley Patton.
And Charley Patton himslef was my commission.
This project was approached with lots of respect for the individual, a role model for many Blues musicians, who influenced lives of his fans in many ways.
I wanted to reflect Charley's story in this portrait the best I could. After thorough research I knew exactly which elements to combine and which mediums would be best to achieve the desired effect.
The final result was A1 ( 594 mm x 841 mm ) size drawing made entirely with biro pens. It took almost two weeks from start to finish, lots of focus and was the most challenging project so far ! Charley's surrounded by magnolia flowers, buildings of Dockery Farms where he lived and people of Mississippi Delta.
Poster has even cought attention of Mick Mars, guitarist from Motley Crew who has retweeted it to fans on his Twitter account !
Hope you enjoy it ! If you want a bit of Delta Blues history in your home , please head to my online store where I have variety of posters available to buy. Go and check it out !
Tribe16 Art Festival
It's this weekend ! Tribe16 international art festival in East London at Ugly Duck warehouses and you are invited!
It will feature over 120 artist from all over the world.
Festival is organised by non profit art organisation Chrom-Art which was kind enough to do a short interview with me prior to the event. You can read it
Below you'll find all the information about the event :
Tribe16 International Art Festival
Saturday 1 - Sunday 2 October 2016
47/49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL London
Sat 1st Oct 9am to 7pm
Sun 2nd 9am to 5pm
IT'S FREE !
I'll be at stand number 14, if you're there please come and say hello !