My blog will be showing the visual steps I take along the final year of my BA(Hons) Fine art degree.

I will record my work that I create, through its journey as well as sharing my thoughts, ideas and inspirations I get from other artists I find on my walks around galleries.

I would like to use this 1st post to take a moment to reflect on some of my past works and give a feeling of the journey that I have been on. Over the past 5 or so years that have helped carve and mold my choices in my work and helped me become the artist that I am today.

My journey started off as a street artist, I was fascinated with open spaces and the gaps between them. I needed to know where they lead and the space behind them. I would always be looking out for the roads that looked like they had been forgotten, or the ones that looked like they were something out of a movie set. I would spend hours looking for these places this would soon push me in the direction of photography, as I would love to document my findings and edit the photos. I would spent my time sharpening and brightening the colour of the image.

As a keen photographer, walking the streets of London capturing the life around me I soon found that I was in love with the city and still am to this day, I found the ability to get lost in a crowd my first real step on my path and it is one that I use to this day when I feel a need to think. I love the passing lights and the glimpses of people’s lives.

I soon found my way into other forms of art in college and this is where I found the love of the studio space, a space that I can make my own. I would find my practice has always been influenced by the space that is available to me, and I have found that I most prefer working in corners. This new found interest and with the availability of white and black rooms for my photography I discovered that I was able to be in control of every aspect and my attention to detail had no bounds.

Moving onto the first year at university I found a love of quick sketches that I traditionally do in A5 sketch books. I carry them everywhere with me, I love to draw people on the train, pubs or in coffee shops. The reason for this is because I don’t know how long I have to draw them so I have to get my proportions right quickly. I started off doing this to help me in life drawing classes but it soon evolved into an ongoing project that I have become very fond of.

In my second year I started to look back at my past and old practices, this brought me back to painting but instead of a can, I chose to pick up the brush and I found that my work to be heavily influenced by two things at this time of my life, an operation that I had and uv lights. I found my work to be flickering between the two just like light itself. I found myself painting pictures within pictures. I would paint a simple scene and then go over the top with uv paint. This would dry relatively clear and would only reveal itself when in a dark space with uv lights shining over it. I liked the idea of hidden images because of the operation.

This lead me onto my final year and I started confronting more of my own personal struggles, with my greatest influence being Dyslexia in this stage of my work. This blog will be showing my work as it progresses and I will be uploading images of work that I make to show what I have been doing in studio.


well  i thought it was best to make this post all though it will most likely become a footnote in this blog.

i have done the printout. assesed the work. bought the exstention lead and tape to tape the cable down.

im not going to say to much about this as it is what it is at the end off the day. opne of them things that needs to be done in life, ( regardless of how we feel about some of the questions that are just common scence)

but its all done now so one more thing ticked off the sheet of things to do.


I have been moving my stuff from one space to the other. i have painted the walls floor and plinths. i have got the projector hidden and have worked out where everything is going.

I have also started bringing al the work from the flat back to the studio. and have began to lay the work out. so it can be market. i have spoken to avid and Robin who both think that placing my work informant of the sink was the best place to keep my work because my space has turnt into an insulation. that is why i have not placed my work in my space.




for this show i have been keeping 2 sketch books.

the A4 is a book for on site. i keep it as a way for me to make notes and quick sketches and plans in the studio. the A3 is for me to go more into planning. this is where i will try to do come up with ideas and think more about how the planning will go.

i will openly admit that i found working on the A4 to be a lot better. this is because it is my personal preffrence. i like working in A5 and A4 books i find working in A3 to be to big and my drawings and planning get lost in the page.

the reason i worked on the a3 was because i felt that it was important to have more detailed sketches. this was alps a place for me to add photos of the space as it progressed.


the space has come along well i have been gaining some interest in my show now. i have been updating snap-chat. every day or so and have reached 320 views with 163 reviews. world wide. i think that snap chat is a good social media platform for me because of the way the images only stay on line for 24 hours. and if you miss it then its gone. i think this is a good way to make people come back to see how things have progressed.

i have also briefly yes fling as a way of gaining intrest in my work. i belive this is how i gaind the intrest of most of my followers from the easten side of the world. all thought i dont think i used this to the best of its advantage. this is because i was unformillior with the app and i dont think my work was reaching the right demographic age group as well as people who was intrested in art.

i thing given enough time i would have been able to learn how to navigate the app better. but unfortunatly the app was updated when i was still in the learning phase and i felt it was taking up to much of my time.

i was happy with the gains i made from the app.


trying to print this blog is a lot harder then i thought it would be. i have tried to Print screen but the text is too small. i have tried to print from the website but it layers text over itself.

I have asked for advice from the group chat and i have had the same ideas given to be. I’ll have to check in the face book page in the morning and see if anyone has any new ideas.


next day:

waking up this morning to see if there has been any new ideas and have found a few helpfully ideas, i have desided to try again with the print screening. i think i was proberly just annoyed at tired last night. that is what im going to put my frustration down to.

the common idea was to use a ipad to print screen the blog and print that way unfortunately i don’t  have one to hand. so i have tryed to be more practical. i thought about just copying and pasting it straight into a word document.