Monday, 30 March 2015

Britannia launches art : Amy Albright & Johnny Bull

Amy looking out to Stepper point
Stay classy Britannia
Launch of a brit ship (made in it has plenty of style) with plenty of brit art on board (therefore it's very cool) and launched by the Queen (giving it class) You'll eat well too...

        link to Amy Albright works :

a light swell by amy albright

aloft (exhibiting at my Poly May show)

Amy with red umbrella (exhibiting again this May)



Friday, 27 March 2015

Print Fair

                                          A selection of my Ltd Editions on sale

Showing my Mother & Daughter print..Cloud 9 (John Lennon) from and my first etching 'Summer son'

Sunday, 22 March 2015

State of Play - The Poly 18th - 25th May Falmouth

a few new artworks..vying to make the grade : State of Play
You tube clips up at david axtell (Studio 7)
nude, storm, cape, run & postcard paintings

The boy who bit Picasso (falmouth exhibition) : Isis, Mother, discus thrower, man/christ, boat & injury

the boy who bit Picasso (Oxford Playhouse show) - pat head tummy rub

Friday, 6 March 2015

Harrison Ford crash landing

 I think she'll hold together...
                                 Alert and attentive with the medics which is good news. 
                                 Another get well soon message to Mr Ford x
I was in Oxford when Harrison was last injured in the summer and recovering from a broken ankle in the JR Hospital. Apparently he'd had dinner the previous day with Ridley Scott to do Blade Runner 2. Before those old Millennium Falcon blast doors closed down too quickly.
    Indy can fly now right?! And Mr Ford is more than capable of doing his own stunts. Maybe against a green screen next time and not actually on the green? But then Harrison Ford does actually prefer 'real' stunts. Lets keep Han Solo in the next two Star Wars films too, you know...

 ...somehow I think he was lucky with the available 'greenery' to land at Penmar in LA. Otherwise it's a Waco UBF-2 Seaplane to place on order. Lets not have any more Edwin Musick engine failures.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

World Book Day : The Ice Bear's Cave by Mark Haddon

Twelve ways to buy...the same book

The North melting? 
one - order in a local book shop. I don't know where you happen to live if you view this but I'm sure you will have a local bookshop to order it from. If not set up your own book shop, or form a protest league informing those in the know that a bricks and mortar book shop can be a good thing. Here is an example...technically a publisher too. (Blackwell's bookshop - Oxford)

You can live in our dad never turns on the central heating

two - order it online via Amazon. Not through Yellowstone or Treadstone. One is still a National Park while the other is a now debunked CIA operative secret unit thing. But I got real confused when someone mentioned Blackbriar and don't start on Silverlake. These are not warehouses full of stuff...unless you count the scene at the end of Raiders. But then wouldn't the Reds have gone for the Ark instead of some Crystal Skull?

My Dad has a man cave. He uses it to hide from mom
three - order it on itunes. Does that mean I can now give back the album by U2 or is my 2 weeks up?

there was lot of singing in Frozen wasn't there

four - order a book thru Harpercollins? That's right a book. On paper. Granted it may not last a lifetime but you know it has sense benefits ie you can touch it, feel it, bend it (like a new iphone) rip it but you can still mend that with sellotape, let your kid use it without thinking they will bust an expensive bit of kit, or get an author to sign it. I won't though cos my handwritings poor. I just type.

Do you know Paddington Bear..?
five - order it through WH Smith. This is not a Will Smith's business. It's an upmarket Woolworths but with a magazine stand. Unfortunately they make you pay for your own goods now and the queue system is awful that's why I order online. I hate standing in a straight line. I prefer standing in a circle.

I saw a programme once where a man filmed polar bears in a reinforced cage.   We don't have one of those. Do you like zoos?

six - order it through Waterstones. I like Waterstones they are like a bigger and better Ottakers but with a coffee shop. Online though they don't really advertise this book well do they. (4/10 for effort) Hey ho - walk into a store and order a copy.

Have you tried moving to Antarctica?   
seven - order it via a Kindle. I don't own a Kindle or an ipad. Or an iphone. Or a coffee maker. I'm not sure why I need to tell you but I just thought you's like to know I'm doing okay without technology thanks. Apart from the local library computer which you know got given by Bill Gates so cheers for that. Only kidding I've got a Samsung and a coffee maker - it's called a kettle and I put ground coffee in it.

You know i wish I'd sat on a plastic bag my trousers are stuck

eight - order it via a goodread? Might be hard to do at the moment but they give you a few other possibilities like I am doing here for your book buying benefit.

Do you know Katow- jo?

nine - order it through Blackwell's just in case you hadn't noticed the shop in number one

 Have you tried the trick of cutting a block of ice in half with just a thin piece of metal rope and weights ? It takes a while..
ten - order it through the Amazon USA ! I know amazing. I didn't realise Amazon was in America too I thought it was only in the UK and Brazil. In the UK it's near Cardiff.

David Blaine was trapped in ice once. Do you think he should of worn a coat?

eleven - order it through Australian Harpercollins..I love world travel. I order stuff from India and China too because I like to think I'm well travelled without having to fly.

 The Northern lights is a book too.. 

twelve - Google play..with a minecraft squiggle square thing

Further images from the book can still be found on With thanks and cheers if you have bought the picture book...

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Nemtsov & Pussyriot's son(s) & daughter(s)

Periodical son

when the days disappear in the distance
new avenues open up
I talk to the walls
I climb on all fours
Abseiling down life
In a world where they make you feel small
Bound by gravity I still walk tall

the bank teller
the story teller
has a price to sell
a tale of life
inherent vice
for a new generation
the fool who knew too much
was willing to give it all away
revealing yesterdays Washington's Post   
caught up in the rat race
newspapers shed their tears and the looking glass reflects the children's fears
In the parks kept in the dark schools read hieroglyphics no one can decipher
a steep learning curve no-one should give in to

We shatter the walls
We scatter the laws
What does it matter when we become ghosts
We talk in our sleep
We sink in the deep
What will it matter when we all steal a dream 

when the days disappear in the distance
new worlds open up
I talk to the walls
I climb on all fours
Abseiling through life

I will wake up  
On the avenues of fate
I will wake up
I will wake up
I will never hate
I will wake up
I will wake up
On the avenues of fate
I will wake up