INKY NEWS

Just happened…. Back at The Belper Arts Trail for a seventh year… across the Bank Holiday weekend you’ll find INKY CONDITIONS at Tylers on Campbell Street, just a few steps away from The Cabin Of Makers!


Just happened! INKY CONDITIONS at the Staffordshire Contemporary Artist & Designer Fair – this coming weekend, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December. This’ll be our 4th year at the event, which is always a lovely do; holding as it does, a dear place in my inky heart. Come up and see the inkworks new and old and more besides. All your details herewith directly below 🙂


Been and gone – see ya later! Sunday 5th November sees us back up to Leeds and a first outing with the fabulous Ow Do Art Market crew. Calendars, books, prints, prints, prints – all up for grabs at Nation Of Shopkeepers, thank you!


JUST BEEN! So very thrilled to be a part of the Wirksworth Festival Arts Trail once again! INKY CONDITIONS will be showing and selling at the wonderful Everything Art shop and creative space in the heart of Wirksworth. Your details are right here!


JUST HAPPENED! – INKY CONDITIONS heads up to Leeds in July for a first hometown outing at the all-new Mill Hill Summer Market.


INKY CONDITIONS selected artworks are now in stock at The Cabin, Belper. Managed by a community of artists and makers, selling cards, prints, crafts, jewellery, gifts and more, The Cabin is open Mon-Sat, 10-4. Hope so very much to see you there!


JUST BEEN AND GONE! INKY CONDITIONS Returns to the Belper Arts Trail, Derbyshire. Sunday 30th April and Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 2023

Gladly back at No.28 Market Place, INKY CONDITIONS returns to the Belper Arts Trail for a sixth year. Showcasing and selling a large selection of new, first-time prints of artworks made over recent months. Plus, an opportunity for visitors to get hold of the limited-run, signed and numbered A3 posters, made specially for this year’s trail! All the event details can be found at the Belper Arts Trail website here.


Cover Art Update!

A line-up of book cover art created and published in recent months… Delighted to work with such talented writers and poets. Included here is the very latest publication – Helen Darby’s powerful new collection of poems; with INKY CONDITIONS illustrations featured throughout.


THE GIFT – Stories by Wayne Connolly. With cover artwork by Stevie Mitchell at INKY CONDITIONS

Proud and privileged to have worked with the wonderfully talented writer, Wayne Connolly, creating the cover illustration and design of his first collection of stories. Published on January 19th 2023 by Pontburn Press, the book is available to order here – with donations from each sale to blood cancer charities, Bright Red and Blood Cancer UK.


JUST GONE – INKY CONDITIONS AT THE ARTISTS & MAKERS FAIR, No.28 BELPER. LAST OUTING OF THE YEAR!

Back for a second year running at this one-day makers event at No.28 on Belper’s Market Place. Prints, framed original inks and the 2023 INKY CONDITIONS Calendars all on sale, with Christmas deals on offer!


ALSO HAPPENED – INKY CONDITIONS Back at the Staffordshire Contemporary Artist & Designer Fair – Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December 2022

At The Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek – I’ll be returning for a third time to this lovely event and venue; exhibiting and selling new and past artworks. Prints, selected framed original inks, and of course those 2023 Calendars – all up for graceful grabs in time for Christmas.


Previously on INKY CONDITIONS: First Belper Print Fair – Saturday 8th October 2022

Happening at No.28 Cafe, Market Place, Belper – exhibiting and selling alongside a magnificent seven printmakers, for this inaugural Derbyshire print event.


INKY CONDITIONS at Makers At The Mill Autumn Fair – Sunday 2nd October 2022

Showcasing and selling original inkworks and prints (and them calendars!) alongside some really fabulous makers, at this stunning venue at Torr Vale Mill in the High Peak. All the details right here.


INKY CONDITIONS at The Wirksworth Festival – 10th-11th September 2022

Returning to this fabulous arts trail, I’ll be exhibiting my INKY CONDITIONS prints and original inks – PLUS, the first chance to buy the 2023 Calendar (online availability coming soon!) – at Agricola House. See poster below for details or visit the festival pages here.


[Ended] Stevie Mitchell at ‘OPEN 22’, The Old Lockup Gallery, Cromford

Two original ink-on-paper artworks are featured in the OPEN 22 exhibition, running from May 28th to June 19th. ‘This is the Bench’ and ‘River Walk with Dad’ are shown along with works from over 30 selected artists. Both are available to buy via the Gallery, with all the exhibition details and more at this link here.


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.


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.


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 AT THE 2019 STAFFORDSHIRE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST & DESIGNER FAIR

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.


INKY CONDITIONS RETURNS TO THE 2019 WIRKSWORTH FESTIVAL ARTS TRAIL

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.


‘INKY CONDITIONS IN THE DRINK’

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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