By happy coincidence - serendipity! - (I will get tired of this, but not before you) the exhibition is on for 23 days and since there are 23 paintings, for the sheer hell of it I will be posting about a painting every day throughout . . .
Nailmouth Says Thank You Mixed media on canvas - 62cm x 80cm £1000
Also available as a Limited Edition Archival Giclee Print on German Etching Paper 55cm x 70cm £140
HATE by THE STOICS
Well that sums it up more than I ever could.
Nailmouth was a little pen sketch, no doubt for channelling my anger. God knows what I was angry about, but there's always something. As a portrait in uncontrolled anger, he's makes a lovely central character in a painting, sweating bullets, effing & blinding, grrrr-ing and spitting phlegm. He's superfine thankyou! He's the centre of his own storm oblivious to the hilarious cat calls by the drunken letraset girls. His assurances of happy calm spat through his gaping orifice is, what'd they say - disingenuous. Poco loco? I should coco! With those mad staring eyes! All against a nice faux worn wood background in thick layers of seaside pastel paint over scratched, torn & worn words and pattern. Maybe that was the spur - the seaside on a bank holiday, Walton-on-the-Naze I'm thinking of you. It isn't just all sunshine and ice-creams, it's all those other people too, driving you mad! Makes you feel like spitting nails! Happy Days!!