Little Monsters…we’re back!

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After more than two and half years shackled in the dungeon of the art abyss, the creative creatures that unleashed onto Birmingham ‘Monster Club’ are back, smaller than before, but beware they have more than a nip, they bite!

You are invited to the private viewing of

Little Monsters

A visual art exhibition from the darkest corridors of the imagination!

On Friday 7th July from 5 pm –  8.30 pm

The Showcase Gallery. Ground Floor. The Jubilee Trade Centre. 130 Pershore St, Birmingham. B5 6ND

Also open every frightening Friday during the month of July, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  from 1-5pm. Other days and times by appointment – if you dare!

A gallery of rouge artists including: Alex Robertson, Anita Roye, Ian Andrews, Craig David Parr, David Miller, Emily Sparkes, Harjit Dogra, Jamie Fowkes, Kevin Ryan, Paul Newman, Prabhat Basu, Rebecca Walker, Sarah Fortes Mayer, Shelley Hughes

All presenting not so pretty pictures, ‘orrible objects, petrifying painting and monstrous more!

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Contemporary Masters from Britain

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Brundle Portrait II   

Delighted to be part of a touring show in China; Contemporary Masters from Britain organised by Contemporary British Painting

I’m exhibiting Brudle Portrait II 2007 from my ongoing fly portrait series.

Between 7th July and 30th December 2017, 80 works of art drawn from the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st century British Painting will go on display in 4 Chinese art museums for the very first time. The host institutions are the Yantai Art Museum, Artall Gallery, Nanjing, Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin.

David Ainley,  Iain Andrews,  Amanda Ansell,  Louis Appleby,  Richard Baker,  Karl Bielik,  Claudia Böse,  Day Bowman,  John Brennan,  Julian Brown,  Simon Burton,  Marco Cali,  Ruth Calland,  Emma Cameron,  Simon Carter,  Jules Clarke,  Ben Cove,  Lucy Cox,  Andrew Crane,  Pen Dalton,  Jeffrey Dennis,  Lisa Denyer,  Sam Douglas,  Annabel Dover,  Natalie Dowse,  Fiona Eastwood,  Nathan Eastwood,  Wendy Elia,  Geraint Evans, Lucian Freud,  Paul Galyer, Pippa Gatty, Terry Greene,  Susan Gunn,  Susie Hamilton,  Alex Hanna,  David Hockney,  Marguerite Horner,  Barbara Howey,  Phil Illingworth, Linda Ingham,  Matthew Krishanu,  Bryan Lavelle,  Laura Leahy, Andrew Litten, Cathy Lomax,  Clementine McGaw,  Paula MacArthur,  Lee Maelzer,  David Manley,  Enzo Marra,  Monica Metsers,  Nicholas Middleton,  Andrew Munoz,  Keith Murdoch,  Paul Newman,  Stephen Newton,  Gideon Pain,  Andrew Parkinson,  Mandy Payne,  Charley Peters,  Ruth Philo,  Barbara Pierson,  Alison Pilkington,  Robert Priseman,  Freya Purdue,  Greg Rook,  Katherine Russell, Wendy Saunders,  Stephen Snoddy,  David Sullivan,  Harvey Taylor,  Ehryn Torrell, Delia Tournay-Godfrey,  Judith Tucker,  Julie Umerle , Mary Webb,  Rhonda Whitehead,  Sean Williams,  Fionn Wilson

a-n magazine article here

Contemporary Masters from Britain publication available from amazon uk

London triple bill

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I’m taking the part in following three events…

Art on a Postcard

Art on a Postcard’s annual Secret Auction private view. With original postcard sized artwork by Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry CBE RA, Peter Blake RA, Maggi Hambling CBE, Gilbert and George, Dan Baldwin, Harland Miller, Dean Fox, Oliver Jeffers, Hayden Kays, Kim Dingle, Jochen Gerz, Dougie Wallace together with a host of Royal Academicians and emerging talent.

TUESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 6-9PM RSVP essential –, Maddox Gallery, 9 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 2QE

The Crypt St Marylebone Parish Church
Reception Friday 18th Nov 5-8pm
Open 8th Nov 2016 – 4th Jan 2017 Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4 (Sun closed)
Saturday November 19th, Transition Gallery
Unit 25a (second floor) Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN
Curated by Kristian Day

Nottingham Castle Open 2016

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The Plough 

I’m delighted to have 2 new paintings accepted in The Nottingham Castle Open 2016

With 447 submissions, the selectors  drew together works from 37 artists



Contemporary British Painting Summer Show

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The above painting ‘Brundle Portrait vi’ is featured in the Contemporary British painting Summer show at the Quay Arts Centre, Isle of White

30th July – 15th Oct 2015

Catalogue pdf

The West Gallery, Quay Arts
Sea Street, Newport Harbour, Isle of Wight PO30 5BD
Gallery Open: Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm
Admission Free

Contemporary British Painting


The Black Rainbow

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The Black Rainbow Installation views, open until July 22nd

The Black Rainbow opening Friday 1st July

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The Showcase Gallery

The Works Jubilee Trades Centre, ground floor 130 Pershore Street B5 6ND

Public evening viewing Friday 1st July 5 – 8 pm

Also open by appointment until July 22nd

Contact Paul;

An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Paul Newman, including ongoing series ‘Frank’s Progress’ incorporating elements from historical English landscape painting, Modernism and Gothic horror.

Contemporary British Painting

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I’ve been invited to become a member of  the Contemporary British Painting Group. I’m delighted and look forward to working with the group in the future. My page is here

‘Established in 2013 by Robert Priseman in partnership with Simon Carter, Contemporary British Painting seeks to explore and promote current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks, publications, an art prize and the donation of paintings to art museums.’


Stage – the publication

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Stage the exhibition at mac is drawing to a close at mac birmingham, but  Stage will live on! the book is available from mac shop and also from Cornerhouse publications. The exhibition itself closes on Sun 22nd Nov.

Contemporary British Drawing in China

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I have a series of 6 drawings featuring in Contemporary British Drawing in China, at the X’ian Academy of Fine Arts along with works by Rosie Wylie, Lucian Freud & David  Hockney. Curated by Xing Zhang and Marco Cali.