Sunday, June 21, 2015

EZ&ME

a newish project, actually a work in progress spanning about 5 years
a love story told in secreted letters...





Monday, June 1, 2015

A LA FORUM DES ART











what a spectacular experience! see you again soon france

Friday, March 13, 2015

FORUM DES ARTS 2015

wonderful news! i have been accepted to take part in this years Forum Des Arts exhibition in St Malo.. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ITS XMAS TIME AND ITS FREEZING..

getting creative when you're fingers and toes are numb is crazy difficult




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

PRINT MAKING BEGINS IN MY WORLD

i'd almost forgotten how wonderful it is to start a new moleskine

MY FIRST XMAS CARD ORDER THIS YEAR LOOKS LIKE..



25 christmas cards ordered before the first print.. feeling wonderfully festive

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NEGATIVE PROJECTOR FUN...

i managed to pull apart and fix a 70s slide projector that i bought on ebay, luckily my mother studied photography at college so i have access to a whole heap of family and artsy negatives to play with. 




this picture was taken of me on my 5th birthday, nan had made me a train cake with all the carriages holding different sweet delights

play - hand projection bunny 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ITS JUST-ABOUT-SERIOUSLY-NOT..BUT..NEARLY XMAS!

..two turtle doves..
merry-not-quite christmas

its been a crazy year for me, so i thought i'd bring it down a peg with some dove-love-pigeon-revival-random xmas art, because we know we all need it

i've been working away in my new studio -THE ART ROOMS- this year mainly producing nothing but a mess.. but i'm all inspired now having just got back from London where I stayed on a lovely boat house..

so xmas in october seemed like the best way to start the motIONS..

things i'll be licking the walls with..
negative projection - after hearing a talk from JULIAN HAND PROJECTION at branchage this summer
tracey emin type drawing projects (yes those drawings)- after having been to an exhibition at the WHITE CUBE in london
and postcard art - having read G.P.O verses G.P-O

..so until next time, have a wonderful halloween-xmas-bonfire night x

   

  

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

BRANCHAGE FILM FESTIVAL 2014 - ART PROJECT

relating to the event.. cod fish ball.. and whale (just because)


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

FUN STUFF @ SKIPTON



spot me!


james dean-peter blake inspired floor collage
photo courtesy of Fenby Miskin


Monday, May 12, 2014

chaos




with skipton open studios deadline fast approaching everything is chaos in my little space, one minute excitement, the next dread, just how I like it, chaos is my order..
more Louise Brooks-just because and some random bird drawing
happy monday! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

the opposite of everything...





colour used to make me dizzy; and flowers are the last thing i could see myself painting... ever!? but here it is...

i'm as confused as anyone

random thought: one of my earliest memories as a child was going to my nan's house every weekend with my little wicker basket that she would fill with the most wonderful floral arrangements for me to take home for the week; and as the flowers faded and died I would get really excited about the coming weekend when she would make a brand new arrangement for me (possibly why i like dead flowers)

i'm reading: Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited






Monday, March 17, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

LOUISE BROOKS



i've had this beautiful portrait of a woman in my scrapbook for years, and only recently discovered it to be Louise Brooks a 1920s actress and model; i'm very much in awe of her and she couldn't have come into my life at a better time; i may have to get a bob now

Friday, February 28, 2014

JERSEY ARTS TRUST - ARTIST COLLABORATION @ HAMPTONNE




i was selected to take part in a collaborative project with artists from St Malo and from Jersey at Hamptonne in Jersey from 10th to 13th February 2014 organised by the Jersey Arts Trust 

i learnt a lot about myself and my art practice, the idea of the project was to break language barriers through art

the initial idea was morse code, teamed up with Javier, originally from Mexico we created individual art pieces using our own mediums, i of course did a drawing and Javier used photography. and as a collaborative piece we made a stop motion animation using the morse code sound in the background. what an amazingly fun experience i had! although it did make me realise that i need to progress my artwork and move on to brighter more colourful horizons in my work..

watch this space..


Monday, February 24, 2014

EXPÉRIMENTER EN COULEUR

i have an irritating 'can't do' attitude to colour,
so now i'm just 'gonna do' and live with it, 
until i find my own happy place with it.

so to begin; three stages of colouring 
'la licorne et le pélican' with watercolour pencils

Monday, December 30, 2013

MORE CIRCUS..


2014 is on its way. My New Years Resolutions are much the same as any year:
draw more
finish more projects
write that book