Paul Shinn - by Tom Fogarty

Paul Shinn Draws!

December 15th, 2018

I will take a departure from my usual themes in this post; instead of moaning, ranting and generally taking the piss, I will be be focussing on the artist...

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Hom Sweet Homme - by Tom Fogarty

Hom Sweet Homme

September 23rd, 2018

My blog always suffers during the summer, and with this in mind I find myself under considerable pressure this month to write something good. It is usually at these...

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Nick Cave at Victoria Park

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Victoria Park

June 10th, 2018

On 3rd of June Nick Cave headlined the closing day of All Points East Festival in Victoria Park, East London. He was among a strong lineup, including Patti Smith,...

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Eyeballs Graffiti - South London

I Spy… Graffiti

June 16th, 2017

Halfway through the year and I struggled to find a topic to write about this month; I’ve not been up to much recently – I’ve not been to any...

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Tom’s Taxidermy

March 15th, 2017

If like me, you have a keen interest in dead things – and more to the point – if you have always wanted to know what it’s like to...

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Tom Fogarty & Jane

Tom Fog is Easy to Draw

November 9th, 2013

Being a bespectacled baldie I’ve always been incredibly easy to caricature (I basically look like a potato from Lidl). Taking this into account, I thought I’d share some of...

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Sebastian Horsley - Skulls

Sebastian Horsley Exhibition – The Whoresley Show

August 21st, 2013

I went to see The Whoresley Show the other day – an exhibition dedicated to the late Sebastian Horsley – and very good it is too. It’s on at...

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London Tattoo Convention 2012

October 2nd, 2012

I went on my annual jaunt to the London Tattoo Convention on Saturday. I had the best of times and the worst of times as Dickens might say (if...

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Sebastian Horsley Crucifixion

April 6th, 2012

Because it’s Easter I’d thought I’d share this youtube clip of the artist, Sebastian Horsley, being crucified. The video is totally real and quite unnerving, although you don’t actually...

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How to Get On Pinterest

March 11th, 2012

The current social media buzz is all about Pinterest. It’s working on an invite only basis at the moment, but you can also send a request directly to Pinterest...

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Dark Arts

Dark Arts

February 11th, 2012

This is a bit late (but only by about 9 months), so I thought I’d share it anyway. Back in June I went to the Modern Panic Exhibition. It...

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Tom Fogarty Poem

October 30th, 2011

I’ve had some dark days (and nights) recently, and I don’t want this to turn in to some dreary emo/gothic blog. So with that in mind, I’m going to...

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Tom Fogarty – Business Cards & Stickers!

October 20th, 2011

Sometimes I can be almost creative, but not quite. I was bored the other day so I decided to make myself some business cards. I was so pleased with...

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Prison Tattoo Video

September 11th, 2011

Someone sent me this video via YouTube (@splattermac) because it made them “think of me”. It’s about 6 minutes long, but is well worth watching – it shows New...

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Secret Garden Party 2011 – Roundup

July 31st, 2011

I went to Secret Garden Party last weekend (21st – 24th July) and had a pretty good time. Secret Garden Party is a fairly small but excellent music/art festival...

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Art Makes You Mad

May 14th, 2011

Everyone knows that some sad and tormented souls have been driven to create art through the years – Van Gough, Lautrec, Bacon et al. But that’s nothing compared to...

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Pigeon Shit and Franko B

March 31st, 2011

Today was National Cleavage Day in the UK, and I must be honest, I’m a bit disappointed with the outcome. Seriously, I didn’t see a decent pair all day...

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Gargoyle with Stretched Vagina

February 1st, 2011

a.ka The Gash Tray Ⓒ Tom Fogarty c. 1997 Here’s a sketch I did as a teenager of a gargoyle with a stretched open vagina. And why not, eh?...

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YouTube Channel – Spider Web Design

January 31st, 2011

I set up a YouTube channel over the weekend – partly because I had a creative vibe going on for a while there – but mainly because I was...

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Teenage Art

January 30th, 2011

I’ve been banging on about this DarkSide Exhibition for some time now, so I decided to get started. I popped to my mum’s place yesterday to get some pens...

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Absinthe and Art

January 30th, 2011

This weekend has been quite an “arty” one (more of that next post) – so in keeping with that theme – I stayed up till 3am last night, drinking...

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Keep your Pecker Up

January 23rd, 2011

I’m a little skint at the moment, so I have to be careful with money till payday at the end of the month. This led to me staying in...

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DarkSide | DownSide Exhibition

January 16th, 2011

I’ve been toying with the idea of putting on an art exhibition for a while now. I used to be very “arty” as a teenager, but I haven’t done...

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Tom Fogarty - 10 Bells Pub

Art Attack!

January 16th, 2011

Spent a wonderfully cultured Saturday perusing art galleries (and visiting as many postcodes as possible) with my mate Paul. He was a little bit tired as he’d been up...

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Late Night Doodles

January 9th, 2011

During a bout of sleeplessness I decided to do some late-night doodling. Obviously, I did it on my leg. I get very bored, you see, and idle hands are...

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Building a Bridge To Your Heart – Wax

January 7th, 2011

Back to work today after Xmas holiday, so I’ll keep this brief… People moan about the pop music from the 80s being rubbish but there were some brilliant music...

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GG Allin Homemade Tattoo

January 3rd, 2011

I did this over Xmas. It looks a bit crap but I’m really pleased with it. It’s a tribute to GG Allin, who had this tattoo on his chest....

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New Tattoos 2011

January 1st, 2011

I’ve been blogging for just over a year now and I’m coming close to 100 posts. One of my first blog posts last year, was a picture of my...

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30 Years Old – And Still Not Dead!

December 30th, 2010

I got some more pants for my birthday. I also got this fantastic card from Paul Shinn. I’ve been pestering him to do a picture of me riding on...

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Happy Birthday Jesus!

December 26th, 2010

The best thing about Christmas Day is that you’re allowed to drink alcohol at 9:30 in the morning; it’s the one day of the year when it’s actually socially...

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East London Tattoo Exhibition (Russian Criminal)

December 24th, 2010

Made my way over to the Russian Criminal Tattoo Exhibition in East London. It was really good, but tiny – and they wouldn’t let me take any pictures. Most...

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Upside Exhibition / Downside / Darkside

December 24th, 2010

This is a picture of me by Paul Shinn. It was part of of a bigger picture that featured the faces of 100(?) of his other friends. Presumably, he...

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New Tattoos… Sort Of

December 19th, 2010

I’m clearly a bloke with too much spare time on his hands this weekend (what with the snow and all) – but rather than sitting round in my pants,...

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December 4th, 2010

“My art keeps me sane” This is my favourite line from David Cronenberg’s film, Scanners. I’m something of a renaissance man myself, what with my web design, blogging, and...

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New Rotating Flash Galleries on Site

November 22nd, 2010

I’ve got quite a few blog-worthy things to post about in the next few days; been to a couple of art exhibitions (Paul Gauguin and the Russian Criminal Tattoo...

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241543903 – Tom Fogarty

November 13th, 2010

Was stood up tonight, so I’m at home on a Saturday evening (until later when I’m watching the boxing down the pub). Was at a bit of a loose...

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Joana and The Wolf

October 27th, 2010

Went to see Joana and The Wolf yesterday with my friend Paul. It was at Club Ugly @ The Social (just off Oxford Street). They are a really cool...

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Sebastian Horsley

September 19th, 2010

Being an up-to-date topical blog that covers breaking news and stuff, I thought I’d better comment on the passing of Sebastian Horsley. From back in June, ahem… Horsley was...

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Influence Map

September 12th, 2010

Everyone’s making influence maps at the moment so I thought I’d have a bash. I used to be quite “arty” at school, but then I went off to university...

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Film Roundup 2009

January 3rd, 2010

What a good year for films! My Top 10: Drag Me To Hell Crank 2 Inglorious Bastards Watchmen Antichrist The Wrestler Bronson My Bloody Valentine 3D Halloween 2 Sherlock...

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Xmas Horror Films

December 28th, 2009

I’ve done bugger all this Xmas (apart from growing a feeble moustache inspired by Charles Bronson, and a little bit of web design tinkering)… but I did watch some...

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