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About Mark Davies: Mixed Media British Artist Mark Davies was born in Bedfordshire in 1978 and studied Fine Art within the region with his early works being inspired by the compositional qualities of Piero Della Francesca and Giuseppe Arcimboldo whilst finding inspiration in the surrealism of Salvador Dali. Now living in St Neots Mark works full-time as a professional artist from his beautiful converted brick barn studio within the Cambridgeshire countryside.
Mark’s now signature ‘Storyteller’ collection showcases his ability to conceive and implement his own narrative to cherished fairytales and classic fictional stories to stunning effect. Inspired by the eloquence of Hans Christian Andersen and ingenuity of the Grimm Brothers, a whole host of much-loved stories have been turned on their head with each chapter being re-written as Mark embraces the often much more sinister plot and motives of the original authors that most don’t know exists as these classics are re-told to generation after generation.

As well as creating mesmerizing imagery full of detail there has always been a subtle and genuine moral quality to the work created to make you think a little deeper. Mark’s original works have created such a wonderful interaction between artist and audience as each searches out the detail and pieces together the plot with the hope that they can get an insight into Mark’s thinking whilst being encouraged to offer their own interpretation of what they see or often don’t see within the image. This genuine engagement has played a significant part in Mark’s gallery shows and appearances being so successful and truly special events.

As the body of work has grown so has Mark’s reputation for creating art with genuine meaning, art that stands on it’s own and that is driven by a fascinating multi-layered narrative like no other. His skill of storytelling has expanded across other areas including stage and screen as he delivers his signature style across a broad range of subjects and genres that continue to pull on the heart strings and embrace nostalgia and the memories that we all hold so fondly. In addition to building a solid gallery presence, Mark’s success has seen his work proudly displayed and selling within iconic venues that include the London Playhouse and Fortune Theatre within the iconic West End along with the highly respected Mall Galleries in London.

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    The Memory Remains 3 – Standard

    From: £325.00

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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 45 and 5  hand-embellished artist proofs
    • Image Size: 18.5 x 25"
    • Frame Size: 26 x 32" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on paper and glazed
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
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    • See artist biography below Artist Notes: Who said cinema is dead?! The Memory Remains 3 shows that it is very much alive, even if with a certain amount of artistic license! The third instalment of what is now an iconic series is now available to pre-order ahead of it's release on November 7th. Welcome inside a classic cinema foyer that screams nostalgia and catapults you right back to your childhood when a trip to the cinema with friends or family was a truly magical experience, in the days before social media, online leaks or closures. Your heroes and villains come out from the smoke and are brought to life in your mind as they play out a new scene. Take three!
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    The Memory Remains 3 – Large

    From: £495.00

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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 20 and 5  hand-embellished artist proofs
    • Image Size: 24 x 32"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 40" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on paper and glazed
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography belowArtist Notes: Who said cinema is dead?! The Memory Remains 3 shows that it is very much alive, even if with a certain amount of artistic license! The third instalment of what is now an iconic series is now available to pre-order ahead of it's release on November 7th. Welcome inside a classic cinema foyer that screams nostalgia and catapults you right back to your childhood when a trip to the cinema with friends or family was a truly magical experience, in the days before social media, online leaks or closures. Your heroes and villains come out from the smoke and are brought to life in your mind as they play out a new scene. Take three!
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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10 hand-embellished & 2 hand-embellished artist proof
    • Image Size: 27 x 36"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 41.5" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below Artist Notes: Who said cinema is dead?! The Memory Remains 3 shows that it is very much alive, even if with a certain amount of artistic license! The third instalment of what is now an iconic series is now available to pre-order ahead of it's release on November 7th. Welcome inside a classic cinema foyer that screams nostalgia and catapults you right back to your childhood when a trip to the cinema with friends or family was a truly magical experience, in the days before social media, online leaks or closures. Your heroes and villains come out from the smoke and are brought to life in your mind as they play out a new scene. Take three!
  • mark davies
    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10
    • Image Size: 27 x 36"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 41.5" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas, hand-embellished
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography belowArtist Notes About This Image: When ‘Breaking Bad’ was running on Netflix I was always a huge fan. I loved the lead characters, the plot, the darkness, the light, and the vehicles. Yet guess what, I never watched a single bloody episode! ‘WTF’ as you scratch your head in bewilderment. ‘You phoney, you fake! You bloody profiteering charlatan!’ Ok let me explain, bitch! So, Vince Gilligan’s masterpiece ran from 2008 through until 2013 and my life was intense to put it politely. Trust me, I’m not asking you to grab your resin block and shine up your bow for me, there’s no sob story. The reality was I pretty much worked every hour possible and outside of that I was trying to put out fires, so TV took a back seat. It’s always been on my radar to take on and with how things have been over the past year or so I have really been able to relax and get stuck into some great TV. I have been asked over the past few years if I intended to take it on and create a piece that showcased ‘Breaking Bad’ in my signature style. It was actually from creating ‘Petrolheads’ that gave me the inspiration of how I could bring this to life as that scene featured a number of vehicles gathered in a remote part of the desert and had a link to how Walter and Jesse would head out into the wilderness to ‘cook’! So that is where the concept started, and I am so pleased with how this piece has turned out. In terms of the series and my ‘Petrolheads’ concept, there should be no clear link but if you look closely, you’ll see that the two scenes could be a mere turn of the head between them and I love that. Taking centre stage is the iconic ‘Bounder’ RV with its’ billowing blue crystal cloud rising upwards. What I love about the RV is it seemed to behave in line with the character’s luck at the time. It would choose not to start just at the time when it just bloody needed to and be a saviour on other occasions. Having owned a BMW M3 that I put over 160,000 miles on and been humiliated by the thing as well as saved, it just struck a chord. The scene shows such a cracking range of vehicles and there is so much detail to seek out, some blatant whilst other references are harder to decipher. I was instantly hooked on this beast of a story, from when the theme music started it got me. It’s such a brilliant example of how a character can change through tragedy and turmoil, where that inner demon is woken. To do so much bad for so much good is so powerful, a classic example of how everyone has a dark side but not everyone can control it. “I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really… I was alive.”
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    Born To Race – Canvas

    £1,095.00

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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10
    • Image Size: 27 x 42"
    • Frame Size: 33 x 48" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas, hand-embellished
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below
    • Artist Notes About This Image:Ok so if you follow my work you can probably tell that I love cars and given any opportunity will drop one or several into a scene! The intention for my ‘Retrospective’ ongoing body of work is one where I invite the audience to step inside the eye of my mind as I revisit memories from my formulative years and early adult-hood, the ones with minimal responsibility! As a kid growing up, I always loved each car that my parents got as I appreciated how bloody hard they worked but I was never one that was itching to be able to drive. I was happy to be passenger in my mates cars in my late teens – thinking of that I am amazed that I am still here! (you lot know who you are!) So, when I finally decided that I wanted to drive at 20 I got myself a blue Vauxhall Nova SR – she was a thing of beauty even though I had no idea how to drive her. I still remember the price, £3750 and the worst price for insurance was £5000, third party fire and theft of course! I can still recall taking the keys and going to sit in it on the drive and listening to music – Speed Garage, House and Hip Hop at the time. I loved it yet I had no idea, embarrassing but I didn’t even know you had to put the clutch down to change gear. Luckily my dad told me before I set foot on my first lesson with him, another vivid and cherished memory. I passed second time around after randomly being accused of road rage on my first test as the examiner thought I said ‘damn him’ not ‘damn it’ when I braked to let a car through who couldn’t be arsed to give me my right of way. Anyway, a cracking period of time followed cruising around in my Nova on the loop of Sandy, Potton and Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. I modified so much of the car, I was obsessed. Working mainly nights at the time I would always take the bloody wheels off just so I could clean the brake callipers on each wash, I’m sure I’m not alone. Two moments I remember are painting the rev and speedo needles blue and then setting off to realise that they dried stuck, so I had to ‘kangaroo jump’ all the way down the road to set them free! Another was having the car lowered and bigger wheels (Wolfrace Genesis 15’s) before heading out with my mates crammed into the back. Actually, god I hadn’t even passed my test then as my dad was passenger to take the car back. The end result was the tyres getting buggered from the car being so low that they rubbed and grinded. You could still hear it even over ‘Spin Spin Sugar!’ Great memories. ‘Born To Race’ is set in front of the iconic arches of Madeira Drive in Brighton – a ‘go to’ location for car meet ups and cruises. I have set it as the light is fading to help the neon’s to shine and the car lights and smoke from the burn outs come into their own. You have probably seen from earlier pieces such as ‘Petrolheads’ that I love to unite a group of cars into a scene and this is no different other than I wanted to inject some drama and movement into the piece, to challenge myself and hopefully make the image even better. The lairy ‘Scooby’ and the worshipped ‘Cossie’ spin in the foreground in a form of dance amongst the smoke, portraying that need to compete and race at any opportunity! The back row features a cracking mix of cult cars from the classic hot hatches that are the Golf GTI and the Peugeot 205 GTI along with the brilliant Ford Fiesta XR2i and then the highly modified Vauxhall Corsa and Renault’s pocket rocket GT5 Turbo! There were so many others that I wanted to include but I wanted to ensure impact rather than making them too small. The potential for spin offs (excuse the pun) is massive so keep close! At the time of writing this there is a call to ban sales of all new petrol and diesel cars in ten years which whilst I understand why, it does make you wonder if scenes like this will just be a distant memory. In the meantime, I hope I’ve just ignited a few amongst all the boy and girl racers out there!
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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10
    • Image Size: 27 x 36"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 41.5" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas, hand-embellished
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below
    • Artist Notes About This Image:‘Gremlins’ was on my wish-list of pieces way back in 2016 when planning my first ‘Lost in Hollywood’ collection but it didn’t come to fruition as I wasn’t convinced that I had the concept to do it justice. Since then it has always been a case of timing, or bad timing. ‘Lost in Hollywood 2’ was released in April 2019 and the third instalment was in May 2020 and considering ‘Gremlins’ has achieved cult status as a Christmas film I always wanted to get it done at a time that it would resonate the strongest with all of my collectors who have pestered me for it! It’s kind of ironic actually as the film was released in June but sod it, it’s a Christmas film! Bloody hell did I love Christmas as a kid, just genuine family time where the magic shone bright. One of the memories was circling which films we wanted to record to VHS from the ‘Radio Times’ magazine whilst cramming in the ‘Quality Streets’ and randomly ‘Eddy Grant’ playing in the background, an album that became a ‘must play’ each Christmas. I’ve just put it on now actually, the beauty of ‘Spotify’, no more dropping the needle and scratching my Mum’s vinyl! Anyway, I’ve got a story to tell… I have set the scene within a retro shopping mall, a slight deviation to the department store but it’s always good to do something a bit different, bigger and brighter but ultimately darker. What you see is all hell breaking loose caused by a right little shit who started off all cute and then got fed at the wrong time and turned into a monster. Amongst the chaos there are some lovely details to seek out, ‘Rand Peltzer’ who was a struggling inventor has finally got his break and recognition and now thrives within the mall. Cast your beadies out of the windows and you will probably wonder what the feck is the town hall from ‘Back To The Future’ doing there. Who knew but apparently the same set was used to film that scene as was used in Gremlins. This film is so damned good and the memories that it stirs up are even better! Do they make films as good as this anymore? Probably but just different. This was the piece from this new collection that influenced the release date as I wanted to make sure it could be on collectors walls for the festive period. What you have seen throughout 2020 was planned in the main last year albeit with a few deviations. I worried if I could get into that Christmas spirit in Autumn when creating the piece but because of the effects of Covid-19 and the growing need to look towards Christmas much earlier it has actually been great to embrace it now. Bollocks to bah humbug! I know this piece is on a good number of people’s Christmas lists and I hope you love it as much as I did creating it. As Eddy would say, it’s just a harmless piece of fun, however, one must always remember with Mogwai, comes much responsibility!
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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10
    • Image Size: 27 x 42"
    • Frame Size: 33 x 48" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas, hand-embellished
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below
    • Artist Notes About This Image:HOW YOU DOIN?! Ok, that’s out of the way so onto the narrative! As with a good number of the pieces that feature in ‘Retrospective 2’ ‘Friends’ was a subject that I have been asked if I would take on and I am so glad I finally have. It is always a matter of timing; a cracking piece can risk falling flat if it is released at the wrong time. This collection was planned in 2019, just as 2021 is being discussed now and despite 2020 becoming a year that is hopefully like no other it actually transpired to give this piece a whole new level of poignancy. The scene is set within the charming ‘Central Perk’ and focuses on the iconic sofa that so many moments were filmed on. The coffee shop is full to bursting with detail yet totally empty of people, literally everyone looks to have upped and skedaddled. So, you could look at it as being down to Phoebe’s atrocious singing or Marcel maybe dropping his guts or maybe something a little different. Your piece, your call. The reason ‘I’ll Be There For You’ has taken on such a different quality is down to the fact that whilst I was creating it lockdown happened, again. Restrictions on friends and family meeting up indoors, coffee shops and other places where we loved to meet up were and still largely are all shut. So, this scene really does serve as a reminder just how wonderful it is to be free to meet with those who raise your spirits and how moments need to be cherished and embraced. ‘I’ll Be There For You’ is the first piece to feature in a new wider ‘panoramic’ format to help me squeeze in even more detail and the end result once you see it fully framed really is something special. It’s big, not ‘sofa big’ so hopefully there will be no need to… ‘PIVOT!’ There is a ridiculous amount of detail to spot! Iconic objects and moments are interpreted in my own random way, I have hidden really subtle details and my lips are well and truly sealed on those as I hope that once friends and family are able to meet that they’ll maybe spot something that you missed and so the conversation starts and memories build. The funny thing is that ‘Friends’ used to be on non-stop years back in my house and I bloody hated it! Well, I think I did, but the reality was it was just during a period of huge stress and I couldn’t handle it. The canned laughter, the over the top one liners, I flipping despised Monica, there you go, I said it! Yet now, looking back I asked myself did I actually really hate it? Probably not. The reason I now know, is that ‘Friends’ is back on as a near permanent feature whilst feeding our faces and I really enjoy it. Monica still winds me up, but I love it. The reason for this was highlighted last night actually and personified so much of what I had hoped to be able to do. A fundamental part of my decision to become an independent artist was to be able to spend much more time with my daughter, Olivia who was about to turn thirteen. All I did was work to survive and I barely had any time (or admittedly head space) for her. Bad eh but true. Two years or so on and what a difference! Ok so I probably under-estimated the teenager desire to head to her room at any chance, but things are so different, my day is different, my mindset is different. Yes, the darkness is there and probably even darker, but I’m turned towards the light for sure. Last night was great, rather than heading straight back to her room Olivia stayed down and we watched a good couple of hours of episodes, and it was great, something that should be so normal but when normal was anything but normal this was just lovely. Maybe it was partially down to her seeing that I was enjoying the TV rather than feeling guilty of it being on that kept her sat for longer, but I guess it just shows how your mindset can have such an impact on people around you.
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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10
    • Image Size: 27 x 36"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 41.5" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas, hand-embellished
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below
    • Artist Notes About This Image:‘Rise Of The Machine 2’ is the sequel to a piece that I created in 2019 as part of my ‘Retrospective’ collection that proved so popular I had to crack on with it. The concept for both pieces focuses upon a collection of Robots and man-made machines rising up and taking back control to become the dominant force. In the first piece we saw ‘Johnny 5’ running amok in the ‘Lost in Hollywood’ (did you see what I did there?!) world of an abandoned theme park. Rebelling against what he was programmed not to do and with a blatant disregard for the rules set by the management, the neckerchief-wearing blaggard graffiti’s over everything that he can get his boney little fingers on! My initial plan was to set this sequel in another part of the theme park. Throughout my ‘Storyteller’ works I would spend countless hours searching for inspiration for derelict and abandoned settings I would often come back to scenes from the theme park within ‘Pripyat’- the ghost city in Ukraine that was devastated by the nuclear disaster. A brutal example of man-made machines failing spectacularly. What I loved was how the theme park and surrounding buildings within the city had slowly been taken over, not by man but by nature. I have always loved this concept and I simply adapted this for my ‘Rise Of The Machine’ narrative, where this time the machines fought back. When conceiving and creating a new collection, it for me is always intense and immersive so that I can release a truly cohesive body of work. It was because of another piece from this ‘Retrospective 2’ collection that what you now see for ‘Rise Of The Machine 2’ is completely different to my original plan. This came from binging on ‘Breaking Bad’ for my ‘Let’s Cook, Bitch!’ piece and from a scene that was set in an old car breakers yard. It just stuck and the end result is something that I am incredibly happy with. The intention for my ‘Retrospective’ ongoing body of work is one where I invite the audience to step inside the eye of my mind as I revisit memories from my formulative years and early adult-hood, the ones with minimal responsibility! The great thing with this is the crossover between a whole number of experiences that involved sport, music and movies and so on. I love the chance to blend these in with my ‘Lost In Hollywood’ collections, but with a lighter, less conceptually intense narrative and an ability to add focus to the characters that I typically leave out of view. I love combining films into one piece, to suggest that these characters all resided at the same time just in different areas but came together eventually. It is just pure good fun! There is so much to seek out within this scene, legends such as R2-D2, C-3PO, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee shine amongst the shifting sands that surround the ominous car crusher. Other more subtle objects come to life just seconds after being previously hidden by the sand as the wind reveals them to you. What I hope is that you will stumble across a small detail that you maybe not identify immediately but on closer inspection remember how much you loved that movie and that then ignites a linked memory to that. This is what it does for me, and I ultimately feel better for it and closer to my childhood as a result. Progress is made by the improvement of people, not the improvement of machines.
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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10
    • Image Size: 27 x 36"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 41.5" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas, hand-embellished
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below
    • Artist Notes About This Image:Seriously, how bloody great is ‘Stranger Things’?! Anything that is set within the 80’s has half a chance of cult status and I just had to take this on! It was always a question of timing, as for the majority of the occasions when I was asked at gallery events if I would consider doing it, I hadn’t managed to even watch the damned thing and I would never create a piece of art that was hollow to me and done with a piggy eye on the coffers. After all I have to practice what I preach with that being how greed breeds monsters. For reasons mentioned in my ‘Breaking Bad’ narrative, (uh oh, is that a cross selling tactic? – oh god I’m changing… no chance!) there were so many factors that stopped me getting involved with this beast of a story. I was always aware of it, but I just thought it was a quirky retro inspired homage to the 80’s. How wrong could I be?! How could a world of BMX bikes and ‘Eggo’ waffles also be terrorised by Demodogs and Spider Monsters?! I struggled with the Daleks from Doctor Who as a kid, but my mind has gone a little darker since then so yeah bring the mutating freaks on! Back in 2016 and my first ‘Lost in Hollywood’ collection there was an E.T piece called ‘I’ll Be Right Here’ that featured a number of iconic bikes within a forest. A good number of people thought it was based on ‘Stranger Things’, and now I can see why. So, being a kid who was lucky enough to grow up in the 80’s, it is these vivid memories that are more important than ever and which I can draw comfort, inspiration and strength from. Step back to jump forward. Anyway, to the actual piece! Set within a smashed up ‘Starcourt’ mall, I have created a scene that is designed to keep you guessing. With the exception of the bad guys, no characters are visible. Yet instead, I have set the composition in a way that you really get the feeling that you are stood there and bang in trouble! The aim was to create a sense of abandonment and time passing, a trait that I have embraced since my 2015 ‘Storyteller’ works. However, the silence is broken and all of a sudden, you’re not alone. Do you run? Do you stand and fight, taking on your demons head on? I guess that’s down to how your waffles are buttered. I hope the fans of ‘Stranger Things’ really connect with this piece and get the same enjoyment from it albeit for many a different reason. I love that, I really do. Memories of trying to record the UK top 40 using my brothers’ radio to my tape deck come to life when I hear Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’ that is featured in Season 3. Playing ‘Cops and Robbers’ on my Raleigh Grifter are why I’m so drawn to these iconic bikes. I may not have shoplifted a box of waffles but my affiliation to this incredible era is one that I will keep making stronger and stronger, primarily, for my own gains that then benefits others, mind over money, pride not profit. The brightest memories will always remain, oh shit, have I done it again?!  
  • mark davies
    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10
    • Image Size: 27 x 36"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 41.5" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas, hand-embellished
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below
    • Artist Notes About This Image:I have said so many times just how instrumental and influential music is to my art, art that is a reflection and a response to my life and it’s experiences. The past year has seen me create pieces such as ‘Mad For It’, a 90’s inspired ‘brit-pop’ image and ‘Glasto!, a celebration of 50 years of headliners at the Glastonbury music festival. I love how the power of music can transport you back so easily to a period or a moment in your life and hold you there until you decide to turn ‘auto repeat’ off – something that expands over several days for me when I’m in that mindset to create a piece of art. I’m one of those people who genuinely has a really diverse taste in music that includes bands that you are proud to know because you know the majority have never heard of, and yet are cursed with the ability to completely forget all of these when asked ‘so what music are you into’ and just blurt out the generics! For those who follow my social media posts you will know that the majority of my videos have often obscure tracks playing in the background. You know when you have a really good one when it is so left field (close to being a pun!) that the powers that be don’t delete your video and scald you! Music is always on in the studio, currently it’s ‘Some Kind Of Peace’ by ‘Olafur Arnalds’ because I’m waffling through these narratives that need to go to print ahead of the collection release and I’m absolutely bloody knackered. Three more to go and a few cups of tea later and it will be on to spraying more original works so by that time it will have probably switched up to the likes of ‘Slipknot, ‘Chevelle’ and ‘Metallica’. Anyway! Let’s talk about this piece, ‘Ghetto Supastars’ and leave the darker stuff for another day, another piece. Some great memories of my love for ‘hip hop’ and rap music as a teenager include asking my grandparents for ‘Cypress Hill’s’ ’Black Sunday’ for Christmas and hearing my mum trying to explain it to them over the phone. It was the thought of them going into ‘HMV’, or ‘Our Price’ (remember that?!) and asking for it that always drew a smile. Another was handing my Dad a tape to put on in the car on the way back home and watching his disgust build as I cringed in the back seat – the tape was ‘Death Certificate’ by ‘Ice Cube! The 1990s’ and early 2000’s were brilliant for hip-hop and rap music, way too many to list here but the most iconic are all hidden within this piece, the perfect ‘lockdown’ boredom beater! ‘Ghetto Supastars’ is set on a gritty American basketball court in the inner city and literally littered with cracking details synonymous with the ‘baller’ lifestyle, some blatant, others more subtle and linked to song titles. Speaking of which can you work out what song the title is inspired by? I chose to add people into this piece and have done in a poignant way to pay homage to three true icons that have passed. ‘Tupac’, ‘Biggie Smalls’ and ‘Lisa (Left Eye) Lopez. The subtle dove and angel wing detailing adds something really special to this piece that has been created to just be bloody cool. I hope you love seeking out all of the details within this piece, I loved creating it and it’s different which is a good thing for both artist and collector. I’ll be honest, I switched to ‘Black Sunday’ at the start of paragraph 5. Playing ‘Cypress Hill’ just got me thinking back to listening to the album on family holidays in Menorca, and how we would love to be back there right now eh. The power of music and the power of memories. So, bollocks to NAS, Hip Hop ain’t dead mate!
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    • Original, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: Original
    • Frame Size: 41 x 54" approx.
    • Medium: Mixed Media - on canvas, hand-embellished
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below
    • Artist Notes About This Image: Seriously, how bloody great is ‘Stranger Things’?! Anything that is set within the 80’s has half a chance of cult status and I just had to take this on! It was always a question of timing, as for the majority of the occasions when I was asked at gallery events if I would consider doing it, I hadn’t managed to even watch the damned thing and I would never create a piece of art that was hollow to me and done with a piggy eye on the coffers. After all I have to practice what I preach with that being how greed breeds monsters.For reasons mentioned in my ‘Breaking Bad’ narrative, (uh oh, is that a cross selling tactic? – oh god I’m changing… no chance!) there were so many factors that stopped me getting involved with this beast of a story. I was always aware of it, but I just thought it was a quirky retro inspired homage to the 80’s. How wrong could I be?! How could a world of BMX bikes and ‘Eggo’ waffles also be terrorised by Demodogs and Spider Monsters?! I struggled with the Daleks from Doctor Who as a kid, but my mind has gone a little darker since then so yeah bring the mutating freaks on!Back in 2016 and my first ‘Lost in Hollywood’ collection there was an E.T piece called ‘I’ll Be Right Here’ that featured a number of iconic bikes within a forest. A good number of people thought it was based on ‘Stranger Things’, and now I can see why. So, being a kid who was lucky enough to grow up in the 80’s, it is these vivid memories that are more important than ever and which I can draw comfort, inspiration and strength from. Step back to jump forward.Anyway, to the actual piece! Set within a smashed up ‘Starcourt’ mall, I have created a scene that is designed to keep you guessing. With the exception of the bad guys, no characters are visible. Yet instead, I have set the composition in a way that you really get the feeling that you are stood there and bang in trouble! The aim was to create a sense of abandonment and time passing, a trait that I have embraced since my 2015 ‘Storyteller’ works. However, the silence is broken and all of a sudden, you’re not alone. Do you run? Do you stand and fight, taking on your demons head on? I guess that’s down to how your waffles are buttered. I hope the fans of ‘Stranger Things’ really connect with this piece and get the same enjoyment from it albeit for many a different reason. I love that, I really do. Memories of trying to record the UK top 40 using my brothers’ radio to my tape deck come to life when I hear Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’ that is featured in Season 3. Playing ‘Cops and Robbers’ on my Raleigh Grifter are why I’m so drawn to these iconic bikes. I may not have shoplifted a box of waffles but my affiliation to this incredible era is one that I will keep making stronger and stronger, primarily, for my own gains that then benefits others, mind over money, pride not profit. The brightest memories will always remain, oh shit, have I done it again?!  
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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10 - we have edition number 1/10
    • Image Size: 25 x 18.5"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 26" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on paper and glazed
    • Price includes frame as shown
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    • See artist biography below Artist Notes: I wanted to really amplify the sense of movement and speed in this scene where Captain America is in full charge with his iconic shield at the ready. The intention was for red, white and blue to dominate the image and if you look closely you will spot the same star details that I first used in 2016 for my ‘BALBOA’ piece that featured the same colourways. In contrast to the blurred motion, I have lessened this around his eyes to really draw you in and convey this amazing sense of determination that the character portrays.
  • mark davies
    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10
    • Image Size: 25 x 18.5"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 26" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on paper and glazed
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below Artist Notes: Personally, I think this is the most iconic image of Harley, she has so much front, literally! Through my style of blurring and airbrushing, her face in particular portrays such a powerful emotion of confidence and control, yet quite calm. There is a specific link to my recent Joker (‘Smile’) piece within the image and also further references to the purple coated villain to seek out. There are two things that really draw you in and hold your attention and capture your imagination, I’m talking about her eyes of course!
  • mark davies
    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10 - we have edition number 1/10
    • Image Size: 25 x 18.5"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 26" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on paper and glazed
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below Artist Notes: What drew me in to this image initially was the power that she has over you, pure bloody seduction! Her eyes, the subtle smile, just stunning! I have chosen to really zoom in on the composition to amplify this, her eyes have a real hypnotic power, achieved by softening and blurring the areas around them to draw you in. Subtle botanical details are entwined with her gloves and fingers with a lovely rose detail. Look closely and you’ll see that it is withered so who does she hold this for? Who is her true love?
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    Q Division – Canvas

    £995.00

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    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 10 hand-embellished & 2 hand-embellished artist proof
    • Image Size: 27 x 36"
    • Frame Size: 32 x 41.5" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on canvas
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography belowArtist Notes:This was a piece inspired by my 2016 ‘Back To The Future’ image called ‘OUTATIME’ where it was originally ‘Doc’s’ workshop, so back in the 80’s and after all these years it’s been repurposed and taken over by ‘Q Division’. The main reference being at the back where the wall has been bricked up to hide the tunnel and there’s an orange glow to hint that something’s still going on. It’s mainly based on the Daniel Craig set of films, being that this is his final year as Bond. You can see him there, ghosted out against the Aston Martin DB10 and just at the back, behind the DB5 you can see his boss ‘M’ and that’s the concept that there are all of these objects laid out before her as she reminisces about their time in service together. There’s so much detail in the image from much earlier Bond films through to the current day, in the hope that the true Bond fans will absolutely love studying the piece and seeking out the references within it. It’s been great fun to re-engage, especially for me personally growing up with them and all of the quirky gadgets that you’d always love to see what ‘Q’ had come up with for Bond. There’s so much to spot, obviously it’s all about cars for me but there’s everything. You’ve got the Bond villains through to showcasing the Bond girls, there are some really obscure references that are all put together to give the piece some drama along with some subtle colouring because that was the idea to create an image that was really classy but that had some personality, with a nice concept behind it and one that the Bond fans will really love.
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    Q Division – Large

    £495.00

    In stock

    • Limited Edition Print, hand signed by the artist
    • Edition Size: 20
    • Image Size: 24 x 32"
    • Frame Size: 34 x 42" approx.
    • Medium: Giclee - on paper and glazed
    • Price includes frame as shown
    • Free standard UK mainland delivery
    • 10% off when using code - promo10 at checkout – offer excludes sale items and 0% finance option
    • Full Certification & Documentation
    • 0% Interest Free Credit Available – see below
    • See artist biography below
    Artist Notes: This was a piece inspired by my 2016 ‘Back To The Future’ image called ‘OUTATIME’ where it was originally ‘Doc’s’ workshop, so back in the 80’s and after all these years it’s been repurposed and taken over by ‘Q Division’. The main reference being at the back where the wall has been bricked up to hide the tunnel and there’s an orange glow to hint that something’s still going on. It’s mainly based on the Daniel Craig set of films, being that this is his final year as Bond. You can see him there, ghosted out against the Aston Martin DB10 and just at the back, behind the DB5 you can see his boss ‘M’ and that’s the concept that there are all of these objects laid out before her as she reminisces about their time in service together. There’s so much detail in the image from much earlier Bond films through to the current day, in the hope that the true Bond fans will absolutely love studying the piece and seeking out the references within it. It’s been great fun to re-engage, especially for me personally growing up with them and all of the quirky gadgets that you’d always love to see what ‘Q’ had come up with for Bond. There’s so much to spot, obviously it’s all about cars for me but there’s everything. You’ve got the Bond villains through to showcasing the Bond girls, there are some really obscure references that are all put together to give the piece some drama along with some subtle colouring because that was the idea to create an image that was really classy but that had some personality, with a nice concept behind it and one that the Bond fans will really love.