Simon says: “There’s good in everyone, it’s trying to get it out…”

“I’ve chucked a few posts up here and there, for Mon’s shed I think… I’m sure it’ll work very well, I’ve been doing stuff here but… I’ve done about four different [cartoons] it keeps growing, I’ve done four or five drawings, now I’ve got a table I can draw it on [at home]… you only … More Simon says: “There’s good in everyone, it’s trying to get it out…”

Brett says: “That’s the nice thing about actual art…

“That’s the nice thing about actual art, I mean I’ve not sort of done art since I was a kid in school, but people can perceive it, and perceive it however they want can’t they, you know art doesn’t come with a label, saying you have to experience Transformation man like this, it’s down to … More Brett says: “That’s the nice thing about actual art…

Simon says: “I’ve been clean twenty years, I’ve had some wobbles”

“…I’ve pottered about, done a bit of art… done some gardening, fiddled about with wood… [that table] I only varnished it, I just slopped some varnish over the top… it looks quite nice actually, but I wouldn’t like to take credit for it… Anything they want doing I’ll just pootle along and do it, I … More Simon says: “I’ve been clean twenty years, I’ve had some wobbles”

Simon says: “it feels like I’m coming alive again”

“You know I have to say I don’t feel like I’m back to being myself to be honest, that last accident wiped me, totally wiped me, I had to have pictures of different phases in my life and then I’d remember something from that and that would lead to another memory… Well the first one … More Simon says: “it feels like I’m coming alive again”

Brett says:”it’s hit rock bottom so I can only go up can’t I?”

“…it was just that I have never not been working, not been able to like get everything on the table for my boys when I wanted to, so to not ever have had enough money to live comfortably, and shit like that, and it was massively frustrating for me, so I did, I took the … More Brett says:”it’s hit rock bottom so I can only go up can’t I?”

Matthew: choices

I’m doing a mural… and it’s, basically it’s a path which splits into two, and it’s all about your decisions, like choices, like you’ve got the left path which is crime and all the s**t, and you’ve got the right path, which is you know trying to make a change, and then when it goes … More Matthew: choices

Matthew: cover photo

I reckon that should be the cover photo… I think that’s mint because you’ve got all the chickens in there and yeah, but I wouldn’t mind getting on top of the porta-cabin roof or even getting on top of this roof…because it’s higher… even Auntie Mo said to me “Matthew I was well surprised how … More Matthew: cover photo

Matthew: intriguing

I’m looking forward to talking to Matthew about his photographs. We’re cooking chili con carne for lunch on Thursday, so I’m hoping we can chat about them then. “I loves me chilis, me” he says…