Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Wine Dude

Here is a wine dude I've drawn up while the sun shines in Costa del Doncaster. Reet I certainly need a brew at the time of writing this.. We continue

Monday, 30 May 2011


Well it's proved to be another rainy Bank holiday Monday: I'm just gutted that "Digby the biggest dog in the world" hasn't been screened on tv today. At some point this week I feel a big long bike ride is on the agenda; we continue....

Thursday, 26 May 2011


Here you go; I've conjured up this little Outlaw, who quite possibly robs from the rich to give back to the poor folk. I loved last nights episode of The Apprentice there was some great dialogue that made me chuckle.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


Here's a detail from a drawing I've done. But it got me thinking I've not stood and worked at an easel for years and years. I'd love to go do some life drawing again. It's been another windy day in Costa del Doncaster, I'm hoping it's not windy tomoz.

Monday, 23 May 2011

One Owner

By eck its windy outside in Costa del Doncaster today. There's hats flying about and folk battling the wind whilst walking the dogs. I went out for a bike ride yesterday afternoon but don't fancy my chances in it today. Batten down the hatches and all that jazz today folks.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

A Favourite

Here is a photo of a limited edition angling print that I've done; which proved to be a bit of a favourite on the night. click to enlarge, phtotography by Jamie Bubb.

My Show

This afternoon I've been slowly uploading photos from my private view of my solo show at Hornseys in Ripon, North Yorkshire. Here I am amongst some lovely ladies; trust me to be amongst the glamour eh! Perhaps find me on facebook to see more of the photos from the launch of my solo show.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Floppy Hair

Today I took my bike in for a service, but en route saw a chap with some incredible floppy hair, hence todays image above. I've also seen a book I want to get my paws on; yep I know another one. I always get far too many books, not enough time to read.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


Today I've been working on a pen drawing and this aft I've drawn this little fella bouncing around. I've been chuckling to the Chuck Norris "Walker Texas Ranger" theme tune today and yesterday after dicovering that on the CBS Action channel.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Until June 14th

Well I've returned back to Donny after last nights fantastic private view of my solo show at Hornseys Ripon. I promise there will be photos shortly to view. Why not plan a day out go discover Newby Hall; then go find Hornseys the gallery in Ripon North Yorkshire. Many thanks to the people that attended last night it was great to see you all and hear your kind words about the work. Them Pies were gorgeous. After the private view I sampled some night life in Ripon "By eck". Dave Harrison the picture framer really does know everyone in Ripon and they love him and his picture framing skills are dam good too. The Sporting Almanac of Al Heighton is on until the 14th of June 2011. Thankyou to the random passer by from Ripon that phoned his brother to get him to let me in at the Unicorn hotel after I stopped out late at the pub.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Kicking Off

It's simple Jedward will win Eurovision tonight, them lads are having the last laugh. But forget all that Eurovision drama pop along to the private view of my solo show which kicks off from 6pm till 9pm. I shall be there in person and apparently at times I smell nice

Friday, 13 May 2011


Yesterday I was over at the University of Salford working with students with there projects. Then in the evening I went across to Preston to see the Wash design crew, Rob, and Loz from Because studio. It was a fun evening and they put out some great pies and beers.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


Above is a dude I've conjured up while I was thinking about food this morning. When you haven't had breakfast it's no good watching tv chefs cook stuff. Anyhow I'm looking forward to lunch already.

Sketchbook Page

Above could be described as a self portrait of me sat having a brew in coffee shop chewing over "Life, Liberty and whether at 40 I'll be living La vida Locca". But Any way been up early drawing bits and bobs. Reet about now I'm hungry and ready for a brew.

Monday, 9 May 2011

King And I

I went cycling yesterday afternoon and did some miles in that breeze which was fun. Saturday I went across to Ripon to deliver more work for my show which kicks off this saturday I'm really pleased with how its all come together. Come along folks this saturday to Hornseys Ripon North Yorkshire. Above is a little summet from one of my sketchbook pages.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

The Sporting Almanac of Al Heighton

Wow how did the month of May sneak up on me so fast. My solo show "The Sporting Almanac of Al Heighton" starts on May 14th - June 14th at Hornseys, Ripon North Yorkshire; pop along and see what I've been working on. Or pop along on May 14th from 6pm - 8.30pm and meet me; I promise I'll try and scrub up for this event. I've been busy over the last few days on a project which will grace this blog in the forth coming weeks.