Our hero 2021

Our hero 2021 – 155 x 125cm, acrylic on canvas His vendetta in parchment Floating grey abundance Against my palace of conscience

I’m immune 2021

I’m immune 2021 – 155 x 125cm, acrylic on canvas Talk treacherous would beatBut still my heart it is rock Finally going through old parasite gateBut there’s a 24-hour clock watchAnd I’m living too lateThink I’m living too late

Mudslinger 2020

Mudslinger 2020 – 40 x 50cm, oil on canvas Since seeing Billy Nomates fantastic 100 Club online gig a month or so ago I started a painting of her taken from that concert. I was listening to her debut LP while I worked on the […]

Kicker Conspiracy 2020

Kicker Conspiracy 2020 – 30 x 40cm, oil on canvas ‘Football fan at the bus stop Stretched on the balls of his feet In the christmas rush Had in his hands, two lager cans Talks to himself At the back At the top’ Prints of […]

The Elves of Dunsimore 2020

The Elves of Dunsimore 2020 – 140 x 175cm, oil and acrylic on canvas When will the good Scotch return In all its scarred splendor When will the price of Scotch come down?

Do Nothing 2020

Do Nothing 2020 – 200 x 200cm, oil on canvas ‘Policeman comes and smacks me in the teeth, I don’t complain, it’s not my function, Nothing ever change, oh no’ Thirty nine years ago in 1980, The Specials released ‘Do Nothing’ a very richly layered […]

My Bloody Valentine 2020

My Bloody Valentine 2020 – 200 x 270cm, oil on canvas I saw this band play many times in London during the nineties, they were incredibly loud, but what I enjoyed was trying to decipher which song they were playing while all the strange sounds […]

My New House 2019

My New House 2019 – 200 x 140cm, oil and acrylic on canvas. I bought it off the Baptists I get their bills And I get miffed At the damn polyester fills The interior is a prison unconscious Interior is a prison unconscious  

The Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 – 24 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas. Private collection, London This series of portraits refer to archival images of mostly British indie bands from the 80s and 90s that I discovered from listening to John Peel late at night. The Fall were […]

Mark 2018

Mr. Mark Smith 2018

Mr. Mark Smith 2018 – 30 x 30cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I phoned you up from Dallas But your heart was still in marble And your head Was reckoning

Mark 4 2018

Bury Pts 2 + 4 2018

Bury Pts 2 + 4 2018 – 24 x 20cm, acrylic on canvas I’m Wolverine I’m from Bury A French Prince, I said This song means something Every song means something

I'm tapped 2019

I’m tapped 2019

I’m tapped 2019 – 200x160cm, acrylic on canvas How dare you assume I wanna parlez-vous with you! Gretchen Franklin, nosey matron thing

The Fall Elves 2019

Elves 2019

Elves 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas When will the good Scotch return In all its scarred splendor When will the price of Scotch come down?

Cocteau Twins 2018

Cocteau Twins 2018 – 25 x 32cm, oil and acrylic on canvas One of my all time favourite bands, Liz Fraser’s singing experimented with dismantling and reforming language, she developed a unique approach to the use of the voice that challenged preconceptions about how singers […]

Flame of Desire 2018

Flame of Desire 2018 – 18 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Daddy? Yes, son? Wh-wh-wh-wh-what does regret mean? Well son, the funny thing about regret is that It’s better to regret something you have done, than to regret something that you haven’t done […]

Teenage Kicks 2018

Teenage Kicks 2018 – 18x24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas The Undertones are a punk rock band formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1974. The DJ John Peel once famously played their single ‘Teenage kicks’ twice in a row on his radio show.

Keith Levene 2018

Keith 2018

Keith 2018 – 24 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Keith Levene is an English musician who was a founding member of The Clash, The Flowers of Romance and Public Image Ltd (PiL) I sent you flowers You wanted chocolates instead

Terry 2 2018

Terry 2 2018

Terry 2 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas. Private collection, Mr and Mrs Robert and Claire Beasley, Aberdare, United Kingdom Terence Edward Hall (1959) is an English musician and the lead singer of The Specials, and formerly of Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, […]

The Slits 2018

The Slits 2018

The Slits 2018 – 40 x 40cm, acrylic on canvas The Slits were a British post-punk band formed in London in 1976 by members of the groups The Flowers of Romance and The Castrators. The group’s early line-up consisted of Ari Up (Ariane Forster) and […]

Bilinda 2018

Bilinda 2018 – 37 x 30cm, oil and acrylic on canvas My Bloody Valentine are a rock band formed in Dublin in 1983. Since 1987, the lineup has consisted of founding members Kevin Shields (vocals, guitar, sampler) and Colm O’ Ciosoig (drums, sampler), with Bilinda […]

Black Francis 2018

Black Francis 2018 – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Charles Thompson IV (1965) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the frontmanof the influential alternative rock band Pixies, with whom he performs under the stage name Black Francis. This […]

The Cramps

Cramps 2018 – 25 x 35cm, oil and acrylic on canvas The Cramps were an American punk/psychobilly rock band formed in 1976 by Erick Lee Purkhiser aka Lux Interior (1946 – 2009) and Kristy Marlana Wallace aka Posion Ivy. Lux Interior was the lead singer. […]

Nick 2 2018

Nick 2 2018

Nick 2 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Nick Cave (1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the front man of the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Along crags and sunless […]

Poison Ivy 2018

Poison Ivy 2018

Poison Ivy 2018 – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Poison Ivy (1953) is a guitarist, songwriter, arranger, producer, and occasional vocalist who co-founded the American rockabilly band The Cramps.

Bernard 2018

Bernard 2018

Bernard 2018 – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Bernard Sumner (1956) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer. He is a founding member of both Joy Division and New Order, and is widely credited with the latter band’s move towards electronica and […]

Big Black 2018

Precious Thing (Big Black) 2018

Precious Thing (Big Black) 2018 – 24 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Big Black were an American punk rock band from Evanston, Illinois. They were founded by singer and guitarist Steve Albini and were active between 1981 and 1987. I would like to wrap your […]

The Smiths 2018

The Smiths 2018 – 40 x 50cm, acrylic on canvas The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Prints of this painting available here

Jim and Bobby 2018

Jim and Bobby 2018 – 46 x 35cm, oil and acrylic on canvas In 2018 this was the very first painting I made from the now full blown band series. I began with JAMC because they’ve had such a lasting impact on me and because […]

June 2018

June 2018 – 24 x 18cm, acrylic on canvas June Miles-Kingston is a singer and drummer. She was a founding member of the post-punk group The Mo-dettes.

The Velvet Underground 2018

The Velvet Underground 2018 – 24 x 20cm, oil and acrylic on canvas The Velvet Underground were an American rock band formed in 1964 in New York City by singer/guitarist Lou Reed, multi-instrumentalist John Cale, guitarist Sterling Morrison, and drummer Angus MacLise (replaced by Moe […]