'New moon' resident artist online catalogue celebrates 55 years of Half Moon Putney

'New Moon' - a catalogue of artworks by Stella Tooth - celebrates 55 years of the Half Moon Putney and her appointment as the iconic music venue's resident artist.

This artistic collaboration is part of New Moon - the revival of one of the capital’s longest-running, and world-renowned, live music venues. Synonymous with The Rolling Stones, some of the biggest names in popular music have performed here since the early ‘60’s. I find myself in very good company as music residencies have included Elvis Costello & Steve Marriott of the Small Faces.

Artist residencies allow individuals like me to explore their practice within another community. As a trained portrait artist, fascinated by performers, I seek to capture the creative energy of many of the iconic music venue’s best loved acts. With a passion for reportage, springing from my previous career as a journalist and senior news PR for BBC and Sky News, I aim to tell the stories of the Half Moon Putney musicians, exploring themes of separation and connection and seeking to blur the boundaries between illustration and fine art.

in 2018, the venue's 55th anniversary year, I will be holding free, pop up exhibitions in March and April and will get to see my name in lights! 

A selection of artworks are already on the walls of the pub.  Thanks to my Residency I have also become a member of Putney Artists and Wandsworth Artists Open House.

'New Moon' exhibition catalogue of artworks by Half Moon Putney's Resident Artist Stella Tooth.Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band - Richard White and Malcolm Sked - at the Half Moon Putney.

Absolute Bowie at the Half Moon Putney mixed media portrait artwork on paper by Stella Tooth.Absolute Bowie

Hank Wangford and Spanner at the Half Moon Putney oil on canvas artwork by Stella Tooth.Hank Wangford and Spanner

John Coghlan's Quo at Half Moon Putney mixed media portrait artwork by Stella ToothJohn Coghlan's Quo 

Elvis Costello former music resident Half Moon Putney by resident artist Stella Tooth.Elvis Costello Hampton Pool 2016

Police Dog Hogan's Eddie Bishop at Half Moon Putney mixed media on paper portrait artwork by Stella Tooth.Police Dog Hogan

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