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My biggest solo exhibition to date “Grandly Grimey” had it’s opening on Thursday, 22nd September at Westbank Gallery, 3-5 Thorpe Close, London, W10 5XL For photos from the opening party see this FB album here. The artworks I exhibited worked to recontextualize classical ideas of power that were once portrayed through artistic movements such as Rococo […]

Video of me drawing with Micron Fine marker in my left hand and drawing with ballpoint pen in my right hand at the same time. I’m kind of messing about here but I do often use my left hand on easier areas when my right one is tired. Using 2 is almost feasible but not […]

At the moment this is a one off AP (artists proof) print. Its a cropped version of the artwork “Samsara In The City”, to see more info on that artwork click here. There are no plans to do more prints of this at the moment but that may change in the future. Click image to […]

Just finished this original artwork. I was commissioned to do something small but along the lines of my Desktop Series, with a couple other subtle pointers. Very happy with the result. “JRM Desktop 7.5″, ballpoint pens, pencil, markers, spray paints, and acrylic paint on card. 24x20cm, 2016, SOLD. I enjoy this organic mash up, mixed […]

“Monroe Gag”, Ballpoint pens, fine marker, & Krink ink on paper, 35 x 30cm (not inc frame) | 60 x 50cm inc frame, 2016. SOLD This is my first ever drawing of Marilyn Monroe. Progress photos below. I obviously created this one as a follow on from my Audrey Hepburn ball gag drawing “Hepburn Gag”. […]

Just finished this new artwork: “Audrey Swears”, ballpoint pen, paint pen, and spray paints on paper. 46x36cm (unframed). SOLD. Limited edition print release soon (December). So this new cheeky drawing of Audrey Hepburn giving it the middle finger ties in well with my other cheeky one (right), “Hepburn Gag”. I have a third one in […]

“Return Fire”. Ballpoint pen, markers, & spray paint on paper. 99x75cm (unframed). 2015. Sold. Frame 1/3: ‘Anonymous‘ rebel in X-wing cockpit. Frame 2/3: Anon rebel X-wings in formation. Frame 3/3: Canary Wharf, the UK’s concentration of investment banks. The artwork took about 4 weeks to complete however unlike much of my work photo realistic rendering […]

When I began using ballpoints to create detailed drawings in the 1990’s there were no other ballpoint artists I knew of using the medium to research or whatever. In 2006 I created the first website (www.birodrawing.co.uk) on the web offering information and advise to other artists on how to use ballpoint pens to shade and […]

“Conceptualism”, Ballpoint pen, spray paint, and gouache paint on paper, 52x33cm (unframed), 2014. New original artwork. Audrey Hepburn is drawn in ballpoint pen and cartoon birdies painted in gouache paint, with spray painted background. First bird: “What is she trying to find out anyway?” Second bird: “If Conceptualism is real life or just make believe”. […]

“Speculative Realism”, Ballpoint pen and paint on paper, 82x72cm (inc frame), 2014. Audrey Hepburn is drawn in ballpoint pen and Bambi painted in gouache paint. One for my (new) Anti Con Art series. This artwork is my reaction to a saying I read by philosopher Graham Harman, on the condescendingly sounding subject of ‘Speculative Realism‘: […]