Today was the drizzly day that Tony from Doubledot and his gang installed my four big pictures outside the derelict Astoria cinema, replacing the photos. The four are, left to right: Embassy Court (digital print), Seven Sisters (Atonement) (screenprint), Astoria (digital print) and Shoreham Airport (screenprint). Shoreham Airport has had some sky removed to make it fit. None of my original prints were the right shape for the spaces; but I did Astoria especially to fit. The Open Houses are now over until Xmas, so if you want a print, contact me directly. I have one only of Seven Sisters left, and only giclees of the others. All the screenprints of Shoreham Airport have been sold, but there weren’t that many to start off with! The project was commissioned by Matthew Easteal of Environment Improvements, Brighton and Hove City Council, to whom I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. There are some more photos of the erection on Flickr.
Archive for May, 2010
It’s the last weekend of the Artists’ Open Houses festival and just one day to catch the Dragonfly House, 48 Ditchling Rise, Brighton.
For those who are interested, here is the initial drawing for Astoria. It was done on isometric paper from recent photos and an old 1933 piece of artwork – the front cover of the Souvenir brochure. I edited out the huge Bingo sign! Note that some pseudo-perspective is used towards the bottom of the image to correct the weirdness of the isometric. This was scanned in using Photoshop, traced using Freehand, and output as a PDF.
A brand new giclee print! The art deco Astoria cinema, latterly a bingo hall, on Brighton’s Gloucester Place operated 1933-1977. It’s a sorry sight now, once owned by Stomp it is now the property of Mike Holland who also owns the Engineerium in Hove. The drawing was a bit of a fudge: isometric at the top with a little perspective thrown in down the bottom to make it look right!
I’ll be showing my prints and selling cards at The Dragonfly House, 48 Ditchling Rise, Brighton BN1 4QN over the four weekends of May, as part of the AOH Artists’ Open Houses festival. Nothing new, I’m afraid, except that I’ve had a limited number of A3 giclees of Shoreham Airport done – oh, and there are some A4 giclees of the Embassy Court two too. My display is right by the front door as you come in through the basement. I’ll be invigilating 12-3pm each Saturday so please come and say hello.