Andy Wicks Paints Blog

First Come First Served at Lion and Lamb Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by Andy Wicks on 23 December, 2012

Last Friday I turned up with a work on paper in hand for First Come First Served at the Lion and Lamb, a new gallery set within a pub in Hoxton run by Peter Jones of Turps Banana Magazine. In spite of the open nature of the exhibition it was interesting to see the calibre of artists who turned up with works, perhaps down to the  niche while connected Painters on Painters approach of both the Lion and Lamb and Turps Banana. Artists were invited to arrive with a work on paper under 70 x 70 cm and ‘install’ with the supplied blu tack.

Click here to read Andy Parkinson’s write up of the show on his blog which features his thoughts on my piece Mudlarks.

The show continues until 11th January and being a working pub can be viewed 7 days a week until late.

Lion and Lamb
46 Fanshaw Street
London N1 6LG


Photo Credit : Andy Parkinson


Ross Walker

Posted in Artists by Andy Wicks on 9 August, 2012

I managed to catch Ross’s show at Studio 1.1 last month as part of their 30 Artists in 30 days and found myself admiring his print editions on his website only last week. Today i stumbled across a fundraising page (not entirely sure how i found this) in which Ross is looking to raise money to fund him through Turps Banana magazine’s 1st year of their Art School Programme. In exchange for a small amount of money he’s offering a selection of different prints and paintings and while I’m not really in a position to buy more artwork at the moment I couldn’t say no to £60 for one of the very prints I was looking at last week.

Ross Walker – Untitled, Archival inks on 300g cotton paper, 42 x 29 cm, 2012

While we’ve never met I felt a want to get involved and support Ross’s efforts as i had a similar dilemma when I was accepted to the Florence Trust, needing time to make the most of the opportunity without working every hour under the sun to pay for it (I offered a selection of paintings each priced at a months studio rent).

So if you like what you see and want to support an artist you could do far worse than click on the following link –

Ross Walker – Untitled, Archival inks on 300g cotton paper, 42 x 29 cm, 2012