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Asylum Studios Residency

Well, here I am again on residency. This time at Asylum Studios.  I can’t speak highly enough of residencies. They are the best way to engage in your practice with all the accompanying feedback, as well as facilities, time and […]

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A story to tell [and there will be more]

Two months ago we got together in sunny Manchester, in a hot room at Old Granada Studios. The fans were blowing the heat away but there was no remedy for the internal heat each one of had to deal with […]

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June 2016: Assignment

After completing my website, my mentor felt that my current work still had a long way to go. She felt that there wasn’t any point in pushing my current work until it was developed a little further (I had only […]

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Simulacrum the Sequel progress

Still working on the project long after the residency ends.  The Simalcrum has new variations and formats and also Reportage has been morphed into alternative formats, both using cutting and collage. I have returned to painting recently overlapping projects, and […]

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Residency closing

Well not much left to do on this project as the last day of the residency has passed.  Just a bit more blogging and finishing of some pieces in the Devices and Reportage series.  I can work on them at […]

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About practice

Back from a break from production for reflection, and also a trip to Amsterdam. About developing practice.   Interacting with others is an essential part of who I am.  I have always known that, as I realise that this is […]

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Study 2

This is another study of an eye focusing more on expression and detail compared to my other one. In total this took me 4 hours to draw and I’m pleased with the outcome of it. I did copy the image […]

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Study 1

This was one of the first eye sketch studies I did using pencil into sketchbook. I got the idea and copied the idea from the internet because I felt the internet was convenient at the time. I am rather pleased […]

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Simulacrum the Sequel

Residency continues and Devices 2 print run is now complete.  Also other pieces are either further developed or complete.  Some examples are pictured here along with the layout print part finished for Devices 2, it is still wet so I […]

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Simulacrum the Sequel

Back in the print room yesterday.  Working on Devices 2 at the moment and also more Reportage pieces.  I am working with a more varied colour range now on some of the pieces.  So far it is working, as it […]

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Simulacrum the exhibition plus

Well the exhibition is up and launched.  What a turn out, all went well on the launch night with visitors from near and far.  Started with some chat with students, then Simon was introduced to me and a tour and […]

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Exhibition statement

The exhibition is ready to go.  Launch is on Thursday evening 9th March. Here is my statement from the catalogue. A few words from the artist. The simulacrum project starts from the premise that a copy might be an imitation […]

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Exhibition installation

The exhibition is installed thanks to Carol and Glen who helped me put it all up. It’s perhaps a bit odd in a way, but the work always seems somehow different when it is up on the walls in an […]

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Exhibition on its way

Busy week again. Preparations for the residency exhibition, and a hole lot of teaching. The work for the exhibition is all prepared and those to be framed are all fitted, except one which needs new glass.  Sort that out tomorrow. […]

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final series for exhibition done

  Well here it is. Work for the final series of prints for the exhibition. . . . Well the stencils anyway, which ever way you look at it.  They are the work, though not the works.  Yes poor puns. […]

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progress

Progress is good.  This week two days in the print room and prints spilling right over the table.  The whole Simulacrum series is now complete.  The News Stand series is done to stage one of two, so next week stage […]

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The Opening

Wednesday 21st of September 2016 The install of the piece was completed just in time for the opening, as it often happens. In the morning I was invited to have an interview with ZhongHan, editor of the newspaper Jiefang Daily. […]

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Installing Fortune Tellers at the MoCA

Monday 19th — Wednesday 21st of September 2016 The MoCA Museum is situated at the hearth of the leafy and busy public park of People Square. I have arrived at the museum in the early morning and after a quick […]

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Untitled blog post from "Lessons in Anatomy:"

Preparing for London… As Eleanor and I approach our first scheduled trip of the project – 3 days in London – we ponder how best to approach such a wide spectrum of research possibilities. Stretching over the arts, literature, anatomy, […]

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Untitled blog post from "Lessons in Anatomy:"

For anyone interested in exploring art and anatomy… You can learn more about the history of art and anatomy at Dream Anatomy Online– a compilation of resources from the National Library of Medicine. Morbid Anatomy Blog is also a vital […]

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