Hello folks. My new album under my usual recording moniker Kojak Pops is out now and streaming on all platforms. It is called Who Has Eaten All My Windows. Have a listen and hope you enjoy it! Cover by me... Quite pleased with this! Might be a career change there...
First time exhibiting since various lockdowns and cancellations. Not doing a full Open House Studio this year, mainly due to being slightly out of the exhibiting 'zone' in Forest Hill, and also might be a push to fill a whole house with new stuff. Doing a board with Dulwich Art Group and probably showing 6/7 paintings, along with new cards, drawings and small sketches / unfinished experiments...
Hey world... Yet another very lengthy break from the Blogosphere. Still don't do Twitter, although I probably should get involved at some point, if just to promote a few things.
Well, not much more in the way of new artwork, but the good news is that my new album 'Dark Number Cases' under the name of Kojak Pops, has been released and is streaming on all streaming thingies - Here's the YouTube link, as it was the easiest to embed here! But on Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Tidal and whatever service you regularly use.
Nothing like a killer global pandemic to get your arse in gear and finish a few things! These tracks have been I half-finished form for a while, although some were done pretty much from scratch during lockdown. I'm pretty pleased, considering I had to do most of the work when my son was finally in bed and asleep.
It was bad timing, moving back to London and all this happening. Definitely would have been better off in Bristol, but that just didn't work out for a million reasons! Thankfully, the Bayliss clan are still all well and good...
If you have a listen and like, please give us a shout or share to whoever... Or bang it on your social media page, or just keep listening!
Peace out - Ed
Finally got round to updating some basic info, like where I'm now living! After many, many years in London, and especially in the lovely East Dulwich, we made the move to Bristol last month. So far, everything has been going really well, despite a chaotic move and ruthlessly throwing out bags of stuff from our last place. Massively pleased we finally got out, and loving our area, as well as all the beautiful countryside within short driving and even walking distances. The one thing driving me mad about London was getting up so early to beat the traffic in order to get out somewhere for a decent country walk! Took my easel out in the garden yesterday, and hopefully I'll be cracking on with some new work very soon...
Big thanks to everyone who came to the first week of the Open House exhibition. A few things sold to very nice people, although for some reason not as crazily busy as last year. Saturday's rain was definitely a factor! It will be on again this weekend (19-20 May). Royal wedding might keep things a bit quiet on Saturday, but I'm sure there will be plenty of people like myself, for whom it holds zero interest!
I've not really been keeping the blog up recently, as people seem to go a bit more on Instagram, Facebook, etc... Probably won't do too much in future here, so don't worry if the news feed looks a bit behind!
If you want to check out my Instagram page (as I have recently joined the 21st century!), just type 'edbaylissart' and you should find me. Likewise with Facebook, although apparently less and less people are using it... Seems to be a much better way of getting people to the site and engaging interest.
Plenty more new things on the site to look at!
I can now confirm another forthcoming show as part of the Nunhead Art Trail, on the 23rd and 24th September. I will be exhibiting solo at The Waverley Arms, 202 Ivydale Rd, London SE15 3BU. Looks like a great place, and they regularly have resident monthly artists. Although the trail will be that weekend, my work will be up for a bit longer.
Hope a few of you can make it along! I'll put out another reminder nearer the time...
Many thanks - Ed
Thanks again to everyone who came to the exhibition this year and made it my most successful event so far!
Sorry for the lack of new artwork and general updates recently. This is largely due to the USB ports on my computer having a fault, so unable to transfer and edit images to put on here and the website. Major pain in the arse, but getting it sorted in a week or so.
Other news is that I'm filling in on running a life drawing class at the Islington Arts Factory on Wednesday 16th November. I did this class a couple of weeks ago, and it's a nice space and a good crowd, if anyone is interested. It's from 6.30-9pm and costs £10. It will be officially untutored, but if you're a complete beginner and fancy a go at life drawing, I will be there to help and generally give some tips and advice:
Here's the website with directions:
There may even be two models there, like last time, so good value for money! Please drop me a message if you need any more information.
More art to come soon - promise!