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“I am human and I am an artist... Every single day of my life, this is a mind-blowing joy.”

  • Voice Project
  • PaintUp with Kamamma
  • Coca Seeds
  • They Shimmer Within
  • Visions 2017
  • Liminal Contact
  • Maya Visions

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News & Events

Riot Brighton Pride  

Riot! Brighton Pride 2019
Socially Engaged Art Salon 10/A Fleet St. Brighton BN1 4ZE - 2nd to 31st Aug 2019

I am very happy that my 2016 artwork Queer Spirit Over Orlando has been selected along with 30 other UK and international artists to feature in the Riot! Brighton Pride 2019 exhibition, celebrating 50 years of the Stonewall Riots, at Socially Engaged Art Salon (BMECP Centre) in Brighton, UK. The exhibition, which has a strong focus on the life experiences and representations of LGBTQ people of colour, trans and non-binary people, opens on August 2nd with a number of live performances, and a programme of workshops is available throughout the month-long exhibition. I am thrilled to have a presence in this Queer Space.

Aya 2019  

World Ayahuasca Conference 2019
Girona Conference Center, Devesa Park, Girona, Spain - 31st May to 2nd June 2019

I am delighted to announce that my work will be featuring in two art exhibits at the World Ayahuasca Conference 2019 in Girona, Spain. This is the world's largest entheogenic and shamanic gathering devoted to indigenous knowledge and rituals relating to teacher plants, and I'm thrilled that my Salvic Voyager will be exhibited at such a stunning event. Dreams & Divinites also have a presence at the conference and a giclee reproduction of my Fernal Ocean Garden will also be exhibited there. You can see the wonderful array of artists lighting the world up with their art HERE - I am overjoyed to be joining them!

Crismon Waves  

Crimson Waves
CB1 Gallery, Limerick, Ireland - 2nd to 11th May 2011

I am very honoured that my 2013-14 artwork Fernal Ocean Garden has been selected for this Irish group show on the theme of menstruation. The exhibition will showcase artworks, poetry and writings from a multitude of creatives seeking to address, respond to and highlight the various aspects of a subject which even in the modern world is shrouded in taboo. For me, there are similarities between the menstrual and the queer, not least that they are both often rejected from the respectable world of comfortable morality, and this piece from my Fernal World series envisions a life-affirming menstrual paradise, because why not?

DreamCatcher 2018  

PaintUp with Kamamma - Dreamcatcher South Africa
Melkhoutfontein, Stilbaai, Western Cape, South Africa - April 2019

I am delighted to be returning for a fourth time to the town of Melkhoutfontein, Western Cape, South Africa, to continue the final phase of the PaintUp with Kamamma mural initiative with Dreamcatcher South Africa. This project seeks to restore the cultural memory of the community of Melkhoutfontein, and help to build a prosperous future for the people by transforming their town into a photographic tourist destination. I am extremely proud to be invited back yet again to continue our shared painted journey into community pride with the help of volunteers and locals, inspired by the prehistory and rock art of the region. Photographic updates to follow as always!

Arizona  

Arizona Psychedelics Conference 2019
Southwest Center for Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe, Arizona 85282, USA - 8th to 10th February 2019

I am thrilled to announce my participation in the gallery exhibition for this international conference taking place over two days in Arizona. The gallery is yet another wonderful Dreams & Divinities initiative, and features the glittering work of nearly 20 artists including myself. High-quality reproductions of my Afer The Fernal Creatrix and What I Saw In The Blue Sky will be featuring, and there are plans to have the exhibition tour throughout the USA as part of several conference and spiritual gathering galleries run by the Seeds of the Anaconda initiative - watch this space for more news in the future!

Coca Seeds

Several new image galleries are now visible on this site, including Coca Seeds, a series inspired by my 2017 visit to Colombia, Liminal Contact, a small-scale series of experimental illustrative works, and two new works in the Visions 2017-18 gallery. I have also resurrected my Salviaspace project from the archive, with a representative sample of artworks inspired by this visionary sensations of salvia divinorum: some new work from 2013-14 is also accessible here. There are also some exciting updates on The Voice Project including a new work-in-progress film!

Liminal

Chimeria 2018  

Chimeria 2018 Festival Des Artes et Des Sciences Visionnaires
Exposition Salle Marcillet, 08200 Sedan, France - 6th to 21st October 2018

I am delighted to announce my participation in the world-renowned Chimeria Festival of Visionary Arts and Sciences 2018 in Sedan, France this October, as part of the Dreams & Divinities arts initiative whose artists are exhibiting as the Invités D'Honneur this year. I am celebrating my inclusion in this exhibition by producing a large format, dual image artwork entitled Only One Track Leads Heavenwards which draws from transformational experiences during the previous Dreams & Divinities event in Colombia in 2017. An Open Event takes place on Saturday 6th October 2018.

Paris Deer Show  

Le Cerf Sacré 2 - The Sacred Deer 2
Château de Comper-en-Brocéliande, 56430 Concoret, France - July 4th to 2nd September 2018

I am thrilled to announce the second venue for this exhibition of selected artists celebrating the themes of the deer in art. Twenty-four contemporary visionary and surrealist artists have been invited to join this show in the magical setting of the in the Centre de l’Imaginaire Arthurien in a Chateau situated in the heart of the Forest of Brocéliande in Brittany, France. I have contributed my 2014 Dual Image artwork Fernal Underworld Garden from my 'Fernal World' series, and I'm deeply honoured to be part of this show. An Open Event takes place at the Chateau on Friday 20th July 2018.

They SHimmer Within  

They Shimmer Within
A new, cognitive-evolutionary perspective on visionary phenomena - Released March 2018

An exciting new perspective on visionary beings and other mind-blowing phenomena encountered with strong psychedelic plants and drugs comes with the publication of the third volume in my 'Visionary Humanism' series of books. Here, a rational analysis of those strange otherworldly 'elves', shadow people and visionary beings is undertaken in several ways, from an anthropological survey of their common appearance in religion, folk-beliefs and visions of peoples throughout the world, to a psychological model of how these experiences arise which draws upon the cognitive science of religion and evolutionary psychology to initiate a new type of conversation about psychedelic phenomena: a cognitive/evolutionary visionary one. Beautifully illustrated with over 35 illustrations, this book will be released March 2018, and will be available from this site, as well as from Lulu and Amazon UK, USA and globally.

Colombia Gathering  

Semilla de la Anaconda - Seeds of the Anaconda
Yumake Eco-Village, Rio Don Diego, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia - 9th to 16th Dec 2017

I am thrilled to announce my participation in an exhibition to accompany the 'Semilla de la Anaconda' gathering of indigenous people, shamans and artists taking place in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta indigenous reserve in Northern Colombia. This exhibition is a collaboration between Dreams & Divinities and 'Semilla de la Anaconda', and a programme of mural painting and ceremonies is planned for this shimmering meeting. I will be in attendance, and have created a new work - Chiguexica Muisca - celebrating the return of the Muisca ancestors, to exhibit along with a glittering array of other luminaries!

Voice Project  

The Voice Project - UV Update!
Creating a 13-panel, 33-ft long visionary mural of the Island of Britain

My Voice Project, my initiative is to create a 13 panel, 33 foot long visionary mural expressing the imaginal and mythical visions of the Island of Britain, has reached an interesting stage, with the acrylic underpainting and the first draft of the UV image completed. I have also significantly overhauled the Voice project exhibit pages here on my website, and beautiful scans of the latest stages can now be seen, including the UV image that lends a powerful sense of the project's magical, mythical imagery. Though I've been working on this since 2010 in one form or another, there's a long way to go yet!

 

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