Month: May 2016


Jazz Hands!

Thanks to the team in Whitewall Galleries Stratford-Upon-Avon for the Haribo for me and the exhibition for Jen Allen. Busy time with Jen meeting fans and collectors with a near sell-out of originals and such demand for limited edition prints that other stock has been ordered from HQ as we sold-out completely on the day. If you missed Jen at the event, there is still a smaller Focus on Jen Allen display at the gallery for a week or two.

Jen’s next exhibition is on Thursday 9th June 7-9pm in Gallery 1066, Baldock. Details and RSVP booking here. 


So, you’re asked to review a lifetime’s work by one of your peers…

To be given new publications to review does feed the ego somewhat, especially when it’s to review works of your peers. Also nice that the industry values my opinion! Must be doing something right?

The first of two new publications which I reviewed on the UK’s largest online weekly magic news site can be found below. Probably of interest to magicians only!

‘Like so many others, I grew up watching Wayne every Saturday night on TV. We become good friends around 2000 and have since shared tricks, stories and broken bread on many occasions. So, I guess, I’m reviewing a book of a life’s work by a friend and mentor. Quite a challenge… especially if I wanted to slag it off! Fortunately, I don’t.’ Read the full review here on MagicWeek.

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Paul Daniels. A Tribute.

‘I was always aware of being in the presence of someone who had shaped the entire journey of my life. Seeing Paul Daniels on TV I began on the road to becoming a magician and exploring the wonderful world of magic.’ 

It was a real honour to be asked to pen a tribute to Paul Daniels in a leading magic magazine. The full article is in this post, thanks to MagicSeen. Published May 2016.

Jay Fortune Daniels Article

Known for a famous Bard but now Art comes to…

Jen_ArtStratford-Upon-Avon. This Saturday, 14th May, Jen Allen will be in attendance from 1-3pm meeting and greeting fans, signing works and posing for the traditional ‘Girl With the Blue Hair’ photographs. Info here.