All posts filed under “Recent work

Lady Sniff 2020

Lady Sniff 2020 – 65 x 50cm, oil on canvas Lady Sniif is a track from the Butthole Surfers debut album ‘Psychic… Powerless… Another Man’s Sac’ released in 1984. This particular song is a deranged excursion into hillbillyesque sounding filth, it includes the addition 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?

The Living End 2020

The Living End 2020 – 120 x 145cm, oil on canvas In the end it’s about loving what you do. This painting is based on the Mary Chain’s infamous 1985 North London Polytechnic gig that turned into a riot.

Bobby 2020

Bobby 2020 – 50 x 40cm, oil on canvas I was immediately hooked when I first heard The Jesus and Mary Chain on John Peel’s radio show back in the mid 80’s. The Mary Chain’s sound of cavernous and surf like melodies with twisted dark […]

You trip me up 2020

You trip me up 2020 – 40 x 60cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I first heard The Jesus and Mary Chain on John Peels radio show back in the early 1980’s, they were getting a lot of press about their concerts lasting only 20 […]

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 […]

Watch the corners 2020

Watch the corners 2020 – 180 x 185cm, oil on canvas ‘Watch the corners’ is the title of a track from the 2012 album ‘I bet on sky’ by Dinosaur jr. I love this band so much and saw them play many times in London […]

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 Insatiable One 2020

My Insatiable One 2020 – 30,5 x 18cm, oil and acrylic on canvas In the high life I’ve got this feeling now I’ve got this horrible feeling

Studio June 2020

Left to right: Damo Marko 2020 – 120 x 120cm, oil on canvas, The Fall (Hamburg 1984) 2020 – 65 x 70cm, oil and acrylic on canvas

And psychic 2020

And psychic 2020 – 14 x 13 x 14,5cm, plasticine model for future casts “2013 Vicksburg Confederate graves Are uncovered, throwing new light on This 19th century conflict, sparking off a repeat These southern spectres were disease ridden, dusty, organic And psychic”

Sing tow, row, row, row, row, row 2020

Sing tow, row, row, row, row, row 2020 – 220 x 278 x 84cm, drawings, painting, camouflage material, cotton, wood, acrylic, board, watercolour, pen, pencil, cut out lettering, wool This work is based on the track Gross Chapel British Grenadiers by The Fall and includes […]

Mr. Pharmacist 2020

Mr. Pharmacist 2020 – 225 x 134 x 243cm, paintings, drawings, watercolour, pencil, marker pen, laser copies, oil, acrylic, wood, board, pill capsules, medical packages

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  

Past Midnight 2020

Past Midnight 2020 – 30x40cm, acrylic on canvas, pencil on paper, 65x47cm Based on a still from the BBC’s televised version of Krapps Last Tape by Samuel Beckett recorded in 1972. Seeing this filmed version of Beckett’s play made a huge impression on me, I […]

I’m Tapped 2020

I’m Tapped (studio installation) 2020 – 227 x 330 x 103cm, paintings, acrylic, Riso prints, vinyl lettering, photo cut-out lettering, studio chair, marble, latex, phone cords, white high heel shoe I’m Tapped (painting) 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas Gretchen Franklin 2019 – […]

Panicky Hall 2019

Panicky Hall 2019 – 150 x 200cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I’ll put you down Porterage down To the dark gross chapel He stepped streets around now Sales-person, mobile

Wings 2019

Wings 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas The stuffing loss made me hit a time lock I ended up in the eighteen sixties I’ve been there for one hundred andtwenty five years

The Fall 2018 Perverted by Language The wonderful and frightening world of the fall

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 […]

The Fall 2 2018

Pleasure-licious 2018

Pleasure-licious 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Doctor Faustus Horseshoes splackin’ Swallows hay cart, cart horse Of the peasants blocking his path

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 1 + 3 2018

Bury Pts 1 + 3 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

Mark 3 2018

Smile 2018

Smile 2018 – 30 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas Tight faded male arse Decadence and Anarchy He said, he smiled Something to dance to A certain style Smile!

Link Wray 2020

Link Wray 2020 – 24 x 35cm, oil and acrylic on canvas I used to have this thing about Link Wray I used to play him every Saturday God bless Saturday God bless Saturday  

Bremen Nacht 2019

Bremen Nacht 2019

The Fall (Bremen Nacht) 2019 – 200 x 160cm, acrylic on canvas Apparently Mark E.Smith’s German language skills are not up to par, but I think that misses the point of what a song like ‘Bremen Nacht’ is really about: conflations of history, the past […]

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

How I Wrote Elastic Man 2019

How I Wrote Elastic Man 2019 – 185 x 145cm, acrylic on canvas I’m eternally grateful To my past influences But they will not free me I am not diseased All the people ask me How I wrote “Plastic Man”

The Fall Slates iii 2019

Slates 2019

Slates 2019 – The Fall (Slates) 2019 – 200 x 140cm, acrylic on canvas And I feel like Alan Minter I just ate eight sheets of blotting paper And I chucked out the Alka Seltzer

mark e.smith portrait painting black and white I feel voxish

MES (Voxish) 2019

MES (Voxish) 2019 – 200 x 200cm, oil and acrylic on canvas A pillbox crisp, that French git The spikes he left in the bathroom And I never heard from him again  

The Fall Stephen Song 2019

Stephen Song 2019

Stephen Song 2019 – 50 x 40cm, acrylic on canvas I always have to state to myself It has nothing to do with me He has nothing He is not me

The Fall Doctor Faustus 2019

Dktr Faustus 2019

Dktr Faustus 2019 – 140 x 200cm, acrylic on canvas Spits out hay cart, cart horse, hay and box, Outside the gates of the town of Anholt

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?

The Fall Boo Hoo 2019

Lay of the Land 2019

Lay of the Land 2019 – 200 x 175cm, acrylic on canvas The last Briton on the street He said the radio fuzz Is dead and beat No longer reflects our daft fate We’ll leave this city Hit a quick coach, pick the town in Surrey There’s no-one […]

The Fall Nicotine Fingers 2019

New Face in Hell 2019

New Face in Hell 2019 – 200 x 160cm, oil and acrylic on canvas A prickly line of sweat covers enthusiast’s forehead as the Realization hits him that the same government him and his now Dead neighbor voted for and backed and talked of on […]

The Shend 2018

The Shend 2018

The Shend 2018 – 25 x 30cm, acrylic on canvas The Very Things were a Dadaist post punk band from Redditch, Worcestershire, England, formed in 1983 and active until 1988.

Cocteau Twins 2018

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 […]

Shop Assistants

Laura MacPhail 2018 – 24 x 18cm, acrylic on canvas Laura MacPhail was the drummer for the Scottish indie pop band The Shop Assistants. Formed in 1984 The Shop Assistants recorded several singles and one album titled ‘Will Anything Happen’..

Butthole Surfers 2 2018

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 […]

Trash 2018

Trash 2018 – 24 x 30cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Brett Anderson (born 1967) is an English singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Suede. Anderson is known for his distinctive wide-ranging voice and during Suede’s early days, an androgynous appearance. […]

The Undertones 2018

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.

Buzzcocks 2018

Buzzcocks 2018

Buzzcocks, 2018 – 40 x 50cm, oil and acrylic on canvas You spurn my natural emotions You make me feel I’m dirt And I’m hurt And if I start a commotion I run the risk of losing you And that’s worse Ever fallen in love […]

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, […]

Shop Assistants 2018

Shop Assistants 2018

Shop Assistants 2018 – 20 x 25cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Shop Assistants were an indie pop band from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1984, initially as Buba & The Shop Assistants. After achieving success with independent releases they signed to Chrysalis Records sublabel Blue […]

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 […]

Frank 2018

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 […]

Peter 2018

Peter 2018

Peter 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas, signed by Peter Hook on the reverse side of the painting. Peter Hook is an English musician who is best known as the bassist and co-founder of Joy Division and New Order.

Ian 2018

Ian 2018

Ian 2018 – 30 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas To the centre of the city where all roads meet waiting for you

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 […]

Kevin 2018

Kevin 2018

Kevin 2018 – 23 x 23cm, acrylic on canvas Kevin Patrick Shields (born 21 May 1963) is an Irish musician, singer-songwriter, composer, and producer, best known as the vocalist and guitarist of the band My Bloody Valentine. My Bloody Valentine would become extremely influential on […]

Iggy 2018

I wanna be your dog 2018

I wanna be your dog 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas James Newell Osterberg Jr. aka Iggy Pop (1947) is considered by many to be the “Godfather of Punk”. He was the vocalist of influential proto-punk band The Stooges, who reunited in 2003, […]

Sleaford Mods 2018

Sleaford Mods 2018

Sleaford Mods – 20 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Sleaford Mods are an English electronic punk music duo formed in 2007 in Nottingham. The band features vocalist Jason Williamson and, since 2012, musician Andrew Fearn. So Mr. Williamson, what have you done to find gainful […]

The smiths 2 2018

The Smiths

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.

Sonic Boom 2019

Sonic Boom 2019

Sonic Boom 2019 – 24 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Peter Kember (1965) is an English musician and record producer. He was a founding member, bassist, vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Spacemen 3, lasting from 1982 until the band’s dissolution in 1991. He […]

Jim and Bobby 2018

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 […]

Cut Dead 2020

Cut Dead 2020 – 24 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983. The band revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid.

Julian 2018

World Shut Your Mouth 2018

World Shut Your Mouth 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas Julian David Cope (1957) is an English musician who originally came to prominence in 1978 as the singer and songwriter in Liverpool post-punk band the Teardrop Explodes, from 1983 he has continued working […]

Jake 2018

Jake 2018

Jake 2018 – 18 x 24cm, acrylic on canvas John Jake Burns (born 1958, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a singer and guitarist, and is best known as the front man of the punk rock band Stiff Little Fingers.

Gorkys Zygotic Mynci 2018

Gorkys Zygotic Mynci 2018

Gorkys Zygotic Mynci 2018 – 20 x 24cm, oil and acrylic on canvas Zygotic Mynci were a psychedelic folk rock band formed in Carmarthen, Wales in 1991, they were active until 2006. I saw Gorkys playing live many times and it was always a real […]

June 2018

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

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 […]