Brighton Open House

I’ll be exhibiting some work here if you fancy doing the open house trail in May.

It’s an amazing space with some great artists. Was great to be included. Thanks Jehane!

Jehane’s Open House


The ‘All Creatures’ Show


I’ve been radio-silent for a while on this blog as i’ve been busy beavering (and other animal related puns) away on a new nature based exhibition for Ink_d Gallery in May, as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival…….

Come and see what i’ve been up to for the last 5 months from May 2nd – 31st . From new experiments in polymer clay to signature wood-cut 3D characters/animals (and the odd Ape-study for good measure). Hopefully something for everyone! Oh, and silkscreen workshops too for those quick on the draw! See you there brown bear!


Bee-Revival-Kit-Detail The-Baboon-grid-WEB The-Wanderer-grid-details-150dpi CdB-Gold Panda Detail 1 (Y)ak Big Blue Detail 1

Out of the Box

Taking part in the Out of the Box show at No Format Gallery in London SE18 – from Nov 22nd – Dec 22nd. From cabinets of curiosities , to peephole dioramas , it promises to deliver a boxed-feast for the eyes. With 70+ artists submitting their delights.

The Puppet Challenge


Earlier in the year Graham was invited by Clive Hicks-Jenkins and Peter to take part in an online ‘Puppet Challenge Exhibition’.  Graham rose to the challenge and created a unique futuristic 70’s pimp Puss in Boots!  (As you do!)  Here’s what the man himself said about the experience:

“This is my first foray into puppet-making. (Well, apart from a ten-foot mobile Yeti rod-puppet I helped build for a parade a couple of years ago – but that was a group effort!) Firstly I’d like to thank Clive and Peter for inviting me to take part. I do like a challenge! When I accepted it though, I hadn’t quite anticipated the shift in mindset needed when making something ‘functional’ as opposed to purely aesthetic. Some of my recent 3D pieces do closely resemble puppets, and I had considered tackling this in the same way but that soon went out of the window when I realised that limbs had to actually move! As much as I tried to plan the puppet and make a few thumbnail sketches, I figured the best way, for me personally, was trial and error. I had a loose design in my head and figured I would tackle moveable limbs as I went along. Engineers would scoff at that of course, but I’m definitely not an engineer! When thinking of a subject I very nearly began working on a miniature puppet theatre-set based on the film of Jason & the Argonauts, with Skeleton Automata – but very quickly realised this would be a folly for a novice! Keep it simple! (Wise words Clive!) I thought it would be fun creating a character with long legs, and I narrowed it down to a frog-prince or Puss-in-Boots. I opted for the clever cat. In order to spice it up a bit I decided on a futuristic Puss-in-Boots, complete with bionic arm/paw (of course!) I did make him a little leather hat too but this only served to make him look like a 70’s pimp!”

Be sure to have a look at the fascinating Online Exhibition here.

Graham’s son Noah was charmed to meet Mr Puss in boots in the garden…


Head to Hampstead to see the Affordable Art Fair and the wonderful Rostra Gallery stand featuring lovely new 3D work and limited edition silk screen prints by Graham Carter.  The Autumn Gardener has arrived as well as some very cheeky heavy petters ooooh naughtiness!


Oh James! Limited Edition Screen print was created as part of the 10 Year celebrations at Soma Gallery.  Available for a snip of a price £30 or you could buy all 10 artsits prints at a special price of £275!  Do take a look at the lovely prints created in Soma’s honour by the talented artists they stock.  The whole project was sponsored by the awesome people at GFSmith papers who provided specialist stocks for printing on.

If you are around Battersea Park, why not pop down to stand K5 and give the good folk at Rostra Gallery a wave at this years AAF. I am exhibiting some screenprints and originals there….

That’s right for 1 week only this studio is having a serious clear out!  Make sure you pop down to Boxbird Gallery to nab yourself some rare and collectable Graham Carter originals and prints, we have slashed the prices on almost everything.  Boxbird is also discounting frames and stock by up to 50% so come and treat yourself to some beautiful work by the other talented Boxbird artists too.  Come early in the week to avoid disappointment because once it’s gone it’s sayonara!

When: 26th August – 1st September, 11 am – 5 pm every day that week

Where: Boxbird Gallery, 14 St Johns Road, Hove, BN3 2FB



*** New Solo Show ***

Ok , this is probably the last solo exhibition i will be doing for a while as there are numerous other projects i am aiming to get my teeth into next year. So if you’re passing Bath, please pop into the amazing gallery that is Rostra, and be as flabbergasted (i’ve never written that word before!) as i was to see how much work i have accumulated over the last couple of years (and thats not even half of it!)


I will be exhibiting alongside some fantastic artists at ‘Not for Rental‘ exhibition set to open July the 4th.  The work will be movie themed as each artist has undertaken a different film to inspire an original piece of work.  For a truly unique exhibition experience head to 71A Gallery London.  All of the work will be for sale to aid Macmillan Cancer Support so you can feel even better about purchasing art….!

Also checkout their Facebook page here. Awesome looking show!

Affordable Art Fair

I am currently exhibiting with Rostra Gallery at the AAF in Battersea, London 7th-10th March. If you happen to be in the area – please pop along to stand L2 to see some extraordinary work (including mine of course :0))

(Change!) BIG Illustrators Talk

I shall be attempting to sound coherent for the benefit of Brighton Illustrators Group members on Thursday for an evening talk at Brightons King & Queen pub function room. I feel slightly intimidated to be doing it with Jonny Hannah, but we’ll see how it goes……details here. Come along and see us chat about work and show slides etc (am i selling it well?)  CHANGE!  Instead of Jonny Hannah, i shall now be joined by Ticktockrobot So as well as my show, we can now chat more in depth about the animation side of the business…..Hurrah and Pip Pip! Interview

Thanks to those lovely people down at you can catch up with Graham Carter as he talks to Matt Kevan about his life, work and inspiration.  Make yourself a nice cup of tea and grab the biscuits and check it out here.

I will be exhibiting at the Brighton Art Fair again this September as Carterworks. Show runs from 20th – 23rd September at the Corn Exchange in Brighton. Hope to see you there!

I shall be exhibiting work with Rostra & Rooksmoor Gallery at this years AAF at Battersea, London (Stand L2).

Please contact me if you’d like a half-price entry ticket….

ok here is a little teaser pic from my upcoming solo show at ink-d gallery in May. I’m very much enjoying working with 3-D materials again so you can expect to see plenty of that on show as well as drawings, paintings, prints and something veeeeerry ambitious! (why do i do it to myself!?) You can follow show updates on Twitter @Me_Marionette.

Brighton Art Fair

Yes it’s come round again! This year i shall be part of ‘Lovers Press‘ Stand. I maybe floating around at some point over the duration so come along and say hi. Here is a little glimpse of a new screenprint i’ve been working on as part of a series of ‘Landmark’ prints. Art fair runs from Fri 23rd to Sun 25th Sept

'Heyday (Landmark I)'



I was a late arrival to this show – my arm was twisted so much i haven’t been able to draw for a while. I did manage to get this print created before the swelling occurred though. Get down to Ink-d Gallery for a wee peaky. On until 28th August.

Silkscreen Print with Hand-Finished Details. 28cm x 28cm. Edition of 15


May Open House

It’s that time again! The Fringe Festival kicked off last weekend, and as Boxbird is taking a little break this year i was chuffed to be accepted into the Unlimited Editions open studio. An amazing array of knick-knackery and stunning prints that are very easy on the eye – i recommend popping in (if only for a lick of the face by Honey the Sausage Dog). Open all weekends in May.

Affordable Art Fair

Oh Lordy it’s been an incredibly exhausting couple of months….! Thankfully stock levels are back up and i can actually hang something on the wall at the affordable art fair this week. Here is a sneak peak of new work , including some foil stamped experiments. Come along and see us at Battersea (10th – 13th Mar). Will put some better pics up soon.

Silkscreen & Foil detail

Silkscreen and Foil detail


Silkscreen and Gold foil detail

Silkscreen and gold foil detail

Silkscreen and Metallic Foil Detail

Silkscreen and Giclee Hybrid