Cover Art Collaborations – Two New Releases in May

INKY CONDITIONS-created artworks for the new single release by Matt McGuinness and the MLC, from their mental-health-awareness supporting ‘We Are What We Overcome’ programme – details via here. Plus, it was a privilege to create the cover design for Hull-based poet Matt Nicholson’s latest collection, ‘Untanglement’, available now by visiting here.

Just been! INKY CONDITIONS at The Belper Arts Trail, 1st-2nd May 2022

Appearing at The Belper Arts Trail in Derbyshire for a 5th year, you’ll find me at the No.28 cafe on Market Place, showing and selling prints from new works and earlier collections. You can read more about the Trail by following this modern computer link here.

Also just been! INKY CONDITIONS at Makers at the Mill, High Peak, 10th April 2022

New artworks, prints and original inks exhibited and on sale at Torr Vale Mill in Derbyshire.

The Hungry Ghost Magazine, Issue #2, Winter 2021

An all-new set of five INKY CONDITIONS illustrations are included in the sumptuous second issue of The Hungry Ghost Magazine. “AS MUCH HEART AS A VENDING MACHINE”, features work on the theme of BAD OBJECTS from 35 fantastic contributors. All profits go to Big Issue North, a UK-based charity supporting homeless and vulnerably housed vendors. It’s available to buy online now right here!

Previously: Inky Conditions at the Artists & Makers Fair, Belper, Derbyshire

Earlier: Inky Conditions at the Staffordshire Contemporary Artist & Designer Fair

Inky Conditions at the Wirksworth Online Festival (September 2021)

Shortlisted for the 2021’s ‘virtual version’ of this very special festival – an Inky Conditions original painting on canvas and a very limited-edition handmade screen-print.

Earlier still: Inky Conditions at The Belper Arts Trail

Showcasing and selling new prints, past favourites and some original framed inks (plus the possible appearance of some recent paintings), Inky Conditions will be in the windows and foyer areas of The Ritz Cinema, King Street, Belper. Arts Trail days are Sunday 29th and the Bank Holiday Monday 30th August. (UPDATE – IT WAS FABULOUS! And thank you for coming if you did so x)

The Hungry Ghost Magazine, Issue #1

I’m spookily thrilled to be Staff Contributor illustrator for The Hungry Ghost Magazine – with Summer 2021’s Issue No.1 featuring five INKY CONDITIONS worded pictures.
The Hungry Ghost Project is an independent publisher of flash fiction, creative non-fiction and visual art on the topics of food, hauntings, memory and consumption.
All profits from this issue go to Big Issue North – and it’s available to buy online now right here!

INKY CONDITIONS at The Laburnum Inn, Matlock, Derbyshire

From May 23rd 2021 – Wallspace Takeover. The first in a proposed series of showcases of local artists features 20 pieces by INKY CONDITIONS. A mix of ‘old favourites’ alongside newer and brand-new first-time-out artworks. This includes the first exhibition of Chair Paintings, gathered in the right-hand room of The Laburnum Inn. Please keep checking in with my Instagram posts to see images from the show.

March 2021: The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford, Derbyshire – OPEN ISO

Selected as one of 66 artists exhibiting in this year’s (online only) Annual Open, INKY CONDITIONS presented two recent print works.

August 2020: Belper Online Arts Trail – ‘THESE ARE THE TREES’, by INKY CONDITIONS

For this year’s Belper, Derbyshire online trail, the traditionally abundant output of black and white works from INKY CONDITIONS is set aside to showcase for sale a new, one-off, large-format print series titled These Are The Trees. Made up of 10 new pieces created during lockdown, These Are The Trees is a specially curated collection of bold-brushed and lyric-led artworks. Vivid colours replace the monochromatic. Asserted statements drown out the mumbled asides. A sense of scale is exploded; newly and differently embraced communities and amplified inner voices loom large in the shrinking world of lockdown – and of loss. These Are The Trees is a (very) limited poster-print edition; just one of each artwork has been bespoke-produced for this online trail. (Postcard editions pictured below.)

‘These Are The Trees’ limited edition prints are (stock permitting) available to buy on our online store.

Previously on INKY CONDITIONS: HANG SMALL Show at The Old Lock Up Gallery, Cromford, Derbyshire

One-night-only, group-curated exhibition to include a new print piece from INKY CONDITIONS.


INKY CONDITIONS makes it first appearance at the well-established Staffordshire Contemporary Artist & Designer Fair… Join us at the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, where we’ll be showing new inky pieces and old favourites – with calendars and cards also on sale in time for your Christmas considerations.


Find us at the arrestingly characterful venue, The Old Lockup, where we’ll be showing and selling artworks alongside musical entertainment and an outside bar. Here’s your complimentary link through to our Wirksworth Festival feature page.


CATCH INKY CONDITIONS AT THE ALL-NEW CARSINGTON WATER ARTS FAIR – SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2019, 10am to 5pm. Find us behind the Visitor Centre, up to all manner of inky business, obv.

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