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Below is my piece for the next East End Arts Club exhibition which is happening in December. Called ‘Tate the Biscuit’, it is based on proverbs and sayings and surely going to rival the success of  last years ‘One Ton Show‘. It has a great line up of people taking part including street artists, fine artists and illustrators who have all interpreted proverbs and phrases in their own unique way.

The great thing about the Shoreditch Town Hall location is the East London Design Show is on at the same time upstairs so you can get all your Christmas shopping done at the two shows! The show is on from Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th December, details on the website – Hope to see you there!

As I mentioned I have artwork in a couple of exhibitions in December, the first one being the ‘Lets Play‘ exhibition hosted by the fine art publishers The Art Group:

Let's Play

This is the first exhibition by The Art Group and showcases a cross section of the talented artists, designers, illustrators and photographers published by the company. I already have a couple of pieces published with them and I am very excited about a range of cards I have coming out in December. I saw the mock ups this morning and they look fab, the design team have done a great job. In the meantime, here is my piece for the exhibition, it’s one of my usual abstracts but this time features playing card imagery and patterns:

Stick or Twist

The exhibition runs from 2nd – 5th December at the Maverick Showroom on Redchurch Street. It will be well worth visiting if you are in the area as it is a great selection of artists:

Trudy Good / Angela Smyth / Sam Toft / Megan Hess / Colin Ruffell / Richard Barrett / Shyama Ruffell / Jane Foster / Lov Li Design / John Murphy / Blanca Gomez / Moose Allain / Claire Rollet / Julene Harrison / Marianne Groennow / Jon Burgerman / Ian Winstanley / Howard Shooter / Kareem Rizk / Anthony Peters / Deborah Azzopardi / Phil Sheffield / James Brown / Ben Allen / Terratag / Ruth Green / Sarah Beetson / Jeremy Dickinson / Lara Bowen / Lisa De John / Helen Musselwhite / Kate Jenkins / Angie Crowe / Tate Sisters / Jen Judd-McGee / Helen Lang / Nick Boyce / Susanne Josephson / Amy Wicks / Jess & George /Karin Akesson / Hanna Melin / Maria Dahlgren / Graham Rawle / Christopher Lane / Chris Farrell / All Kinds Of New

I’ve been a busy bee this week. I’ve done these two new abstracts, I am trying to develop 6 square artworks for a card range, to be published by The Art Group, that work together but have different enough compositions. My favourite way to work is with the portrait orientation so I’ve enjoyed the challenge:

Blue Abstract Green Abstract

Card Set

I’ve been experimenting with some Xmas imagery for potential cards. This is what I’ve done so far but I’m  not sure if its ‘Christmassy’ enough, it’s been suggested I should change the background colour which I think will really help. I love the colours against the blue but it isn’t the most obvious colour for Xmas, I think I was aiming for it look like snowflakes falling from the sky. I think with a different background colour and some of the blue used as accents within the snowflakes it could be more successful. Watch this space…


At last! I have finally joined the wonderful world of Etsy. Having been saying to myself I will do it for longer than I care to remember I now have my own shop. I am still yet to sell anything but it’s not dampening my enthusiasm! Check out the items in my store below:

I have got a couple of prints of of my paintings in there, I hope to add some more soon:

Etsy Shop

Retro Green Retro Linen

I’ve also done a few original paper cut outs, a couple on the similar pattern theme but also one that features something I overheard somebody say on a train years ago. They were taken aback when they bumped into somebody they knew. The person asked if they had seen them out the other day and he stuttered ‘Maybe…it could have been me. I am one of many few’. It  has stuck with me ever since!

Retro Purple Paper Cut Out oneof many framed

As promised here is my final piece for the upcoming ‘Hidden Gems’ show, the latest by the East End Arts Club:

angie gems

The exhibition is in conjunction with London Jewellery week so expect lots of sparkle! The original and an edition run of 10 will be available at the show and online. The show will then move to the Swanfield Yard gallery until the beginning of July.

The East End Arts Club is having its latest exhibition this week. ‘Said, why eggs?!’ is an exploration of the alphabet by 26 different artists. There’s a great selection of people involved and affordable limited edition artworks from £30 – £150, so it’s well worth popping down. The show opens this Thursday 7th May 6-9pm and then Saturdays (12-4pm) and Sundays (12-6pm) until 31st May (Weekdays by appointment only). It’s located just off Redchurch Street, at the top of Brick Lane:

Swanfield Yard 
2b Swanfield Street E2 7DS

This is my piece, Make Alphabet Not War – the prints are also available to buy from the East End Arts Club online shop




I’ve been a bit quiet recently because I’ve been trying to finish my alphabet piece for the next East End Arts Club exhibition ‘Said why eggs?!‘. I’ve also become a bit obsessed with paper cut outs, a technique I already use to varying degrees, usually using the ‘cut out’ elements in my abstract paintings. This time I thought it would be nice to look at what was left and try and make a whole piece in the traditional way. Most of the paper cut out art I have seen features whimsical, folk style imagery so I think it might be nice to do a few pieces using the retro patterns I normally use:




The brilliant Go Make Something blog gave my work a mention some time ago and they have been kind enough to feature my work again. The blog is so inspiring with lots of instructions and advice on how to make a wide range of crafty things. And the owner Lisa Vollrath obviously has very good taste!!

Go Make Something

…is and the lovely Katy who runs it has been kind enough to do a profile on me and my artwork. All Kinds of New is a one stop resource for all that’s new in design and style. Make sure you check out all of the amazing products, artists and illustrators she has blogged about but beware – your bank balance may not thank you!!


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