Starlings and Elton

ELTON BRACES MUSICAL NOTEBOOK Click on Brian Starling to visit page with demos and ideas….   I’m currently working on a solo Ep as Elton Braces as a side project to Starlings Planet. Starlings Planet’s new track is available to listen to by clicking ‘Party Hat’ image below: Download details shortly. Here is the Artwork…

Editions for Jonah Jones

THE LETTERS As part of an exhibition celebrating the life and work of the artist Jonah Jones, I have made an edition of 5 photographic prints. 5 because that is the number of fingers on one hand. The work refers to Jonah Jones’ interest in ‘in jokes’ and conversations that were unique to individuals in…

Jonah Jones workbook

I will be exhibiting at Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw at the end of the month as part of a group show celebrating the life of the artist Jonah Jones. The following images are from my notes for the exhibition… link

Elton Braces

I have joined the Band Starling’s Planet a Post-Post Modern Ironi-rock Duo based in Cardiff. It is a performance based project which played its first live gig on Sunday 9th December at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales. Uri, Vi and Elton are available to perform sets for your ‘humourous pleasure’. Starling’s Planet’s can be found…

A Song For Jack…10 years ago.

10 years ago, A Song For Jack was performed at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea commissioned by Locws International, the tribute to a Swansea hero dog ‘Swansea Jack’, was performed by 8 dogs, selected from an audition of 50 canines. A musical refrain was composed as a trigger to encourage the pack leader to sing…

Starlings Planet

I will be a member of Starlings Planet for Gig 09.12.18 Limited edition cd available at gig + surprise Encore Cover…. Starlings Planet 2.22  

The Double Negative in conversation

Ten years ago, I was invited to a group discussion which led to the ‘The Winner Takes it All?” publication by Laura Robertson of The Double Negative. Looking at Liverpool the 2008 City of Culture and other cities, it ask what would such investment mean for the visual arts. 10 Years on, at 6pm 7.10.18…

Current thinking

Examples of recent working/ideas Current cover for e-pub: Opportune but expect it to change. Painting of damage monument. Oil on Board. Possible/likely series of 6 under name Richard French Text piece: 53 Terrible Exhibition titles 2004 – 2013 Return to idea from experimentica 2014. Simple sketch for negotiation table proposal New brushscapes in progress under…


Archiving past works …..excerpt from study of artists which became part of installation at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff in 1998. Images are of Rick Saunders; Painter. One of 9 filmed and projected as notional artists in residence. Recorded at Spike Island, Bristol, UK. Two other sitters nb:images from water damaged slides in 2006


examples of work from late 90’s. Enlarged litter pieces in studio at Spike Island, Bristol.   Water Damaged Slides archiving slides damaged after studio flood at Tactile Bosch in 2006 other 1998 works