Secret 7 has been running for four years now and I'm proud to say I've been involved in all of them. Except of course if it's been running for five or six years in which case I missed some. But I'm pretty sure it's just been four. This year I chose the Rolling Stones 'Dead Flowers' to inspire my sleeve artwork. I'm not a big RS fan but I fucking love Townes Van Zandt's cover so I channeled that to come up with my sleeve. I painted it in gouache, added some linework in Indian ink and finished up with some watercolours and an ink wash.
The exhibition was great as always, this year taking place in Somerset House. My piece sold which is always a bit of a relief. I've subsequently discovered it was bought by a Tory supporter. It's nice to know they can occasionally channel some of their money into a charity event like Secret 7 now and again. Does feel a bit dirty though.
The remaining sleeves are up for auction now on ebay. GO GO GO!