Here’s a travelogue of a crazy vacation in the City by the Bay. My favourite place on Earth, I’m never happier than when I’m tearing about trying to see everything at once. Such a handsome place, bursting with character and charm, inspirational and romantic. And if you’ve never seen a zebra crossing turn into a coy carp then you’ve never been to The Haight…
http://www.chorltonartmarket.com is a new site which I’ve designed to showcase the most colourful shop in Chorlton, Manchester. There’s a wellspring of talented artists and craftspeople in our city as you can see from the framed art, prints, cards, gifts and homeware. Chorlton Art Market also has some of the most eclectic vintage clothing in the north of England, featuring unique dresses, coats and accessories with occasional couture classics. Come and explore!
My first ever market stall was a big success yesterday at The Post Box Cafe Market in Chorlton, Manchester. It was a shabby chic affair – more chic than shabby! There were jazz singers, kittens and sangria in the sunshine. I’m launching a new range of feline flavoured cards which you can buy from markwallisdesign.com as fine art print greetings cards or framed prints. If you’re in Manchester, why not call in at the Chorlton Art Market to buy a card or a print in person.
Manchester’s Chorlton Art Market has gone all modern with free wi-fi and a card machine! No more rummaging for cash! Full of the most colourful arts, crafts and vintage clothing – all from local talent – and just down from Quality Save, pop in and support independent trade. I’ll be adding these prints with stone, chalk and gilt effect vintage frames this week. Hurry, because people keep buying stuff!
Each print is also available unframed at Mark Wallis Design, with free postage and packing while stocks last. Framed prints are currently exclusive to Chorlton Art Market. For all the latest news on my new artwork, like my Facebook page!
In dear Old Blighty the general election is looming. This image popped into my head for some reason, and all apologies to Pierre et Gilles, whose original picture this really is. My personal politics are in no way reflected in this piece, but I think the point is made. Change is afoot, Michael.
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