Submitting and exhibiting – Getting out there.

March 10, 2023News
Where is the Spring? Where is the Love? As I type this, I'm looking out the window, waiting for the rain to stop and wondering whether the dog walk calls for thermals. Totally unacceptable. But I guess that's life, and we have to work with what we have. Since my last entry I've moved, only [...]

So to 2023

February 16, 2023News
So to 2023 As we pass the hump of February, nudging towards Spring, we are currently gaining 2 minutes of sunlight a day. Before you know it, we'll be ditching the thermals, dusting off the BBQ and enjoying some natural Vitiman D.  I'm happy,  feeling like my art practice this year is off to a [...]

Controlling the narrative – the nature of truth.

January 4, 2023News
Controlling the narrative – the nature of truth. Challenge does not have to be undermining - maybe it could even help us repin our foundations. But the people who are served by a status quo are going to defend it by hook or by crook. Or by controlling the narrative. There are people in the [...]

All I got for Christmas…Looking forward to a creative 2023

December 29, 2022News
All I got for Christmas…Looking forward to a creative 2023 I got 250 sheets of Five Seasons Paper. I might have dropped a massive hit complete with link but my Secret Santa got it spot on. I’ve only recently become aware of this paper when artist Charles Shearer,  gave a talk on his work to [...]

Printingmaking & Me – Collagraph

November 6, 2022News
Printmaking & Me - Collagraph A collagraph is where a plate, usually cardboard, is kind of collaged together. There are lots out there about Collagraph Printmaking  - I’m just explaining my process here. I think the lockdown inspired many people to be creative with materials. We couldn’t get to our studios (first-world covid problems). My [...]

Thoughts on creativity

October 17, 2022News
I’ve been thinking and reading about the nature of creativity recently. Love a bit of navel-gazing. Here are some of my thoughts.   In On Connection  Kae Tempest explores how and why personal creativity can give us a deeper self-awareness and connection with the world and our relationship to the wider world. Insightful and beautifully [...]

Printmaking & Me – Monoprinting

September 6, 2022News
My Printmaking Journey I first tried Monoprinting at a short course at Sea Sky Design and was instantly hooked. Monoprinting is planographic printing, that is printing from a flat surface – using mark-making to create a one-off print. There are a number of ways this can be achieved. Tracy Emin presses her paper onto an [...]

Printmaking & Me- Etching & Drypoint

August 6, 2022News
My Printmaking Journey One of the unique qualities of printmaking is that it was originally used to communicate. Communicating to the masses. For this reason, to me, it holds the same sensibilities as collage. I like the idea that it wasn’t elitist – maybe a little bit punk? I’m trying to remember what first drew [...]

Writing my artist statement and generally getting myself together.

July 31, 2022News
I can talk to most people, and as a marketing professional, I often have to. Yet as soon as it is my art in the context of 'marketing',  I clam up. This makes promoting myself as an artist tricky. My levels of overthinking and procrastination over my artist statement are off the scale. I've tried [...]

Sound & Vision – The play off of art and music.

February 18, 2021News

“Did you realise No one can see inside your view? Did you realise For why this sight belongs to you?” Strangers, Portishead. If you create art, do you ever wonder what’s the point? Who am I making this for? I was imagining that music doesn’t have this problem – you don’t have to be able … Read More