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Ma(r)king Time

“I’m confident that with the funding applications out of the way, I’ll be able to make a decision about next priorities and get stuck in!” That was the last sentence of my last blog – two and a half weeks […]

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print, pen and pencil

Haven’t done a small collage in a while so here is one making use of some printed marks (yew) on paper from last year. I am feeling really out of sorts with all that is going on in the world. How […]

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Mothers’ Day

We have moved house and this has shifted a lot of things. For example, we now have a carpet (circa 1965) which makes for a different kind of floor and I haven’t found a way to create drawings here yet. […]

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Small world

I think my dad has had all his tests for now. While waiting for him to emerge from his last scan, I started talking to someone in the waiting room who turned out to be a former local journalist (working for a […]

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Taking its toll

I can’t help thinking that this one is baring its teeth at me. My dad has been in a lot of pain and seeing what he has been going through – “wear and tear pain” according to the doctor – […]

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A few hours in the studio

  My father is at the age when he seems to be either at the doctor’s or at the hospital for tests and I feel like I am running from one meeting to the next and taking him to his […]

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Painting printing whats the difference?

It might seem a little odd to say, in the middle of a print residency, but, . . well here goes, It feels like painting. These latest pieces are part of a layered series called ‘Reportage’ and are A4 size. […]

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work in progress

Work in progress going well, though late with the blog entry. The series with ‘news stand’ as the working title, is yet to be fully developed, but a first completed run has been made, and pictured here. This set using […]

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Some final thoughts

So now it’s time to sum up something of what I’ve done with my bursary. I have experimented with casting resin into blocks and worked with Meltdowns in Ramsgate to learn some of the technical stuff and done lots of […]

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All 50 finished – a tail-end round up

I had hoped to have posted about each of the pieces in the project individually but Christmas socialising, collecting work and struggles with photographic images saw my time just disappear this last week. So I have just put a gallery […]

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Quick trip to the studio before Christmas…

I finally got back in the studio today after about 6 weeks! It looked very neat and tidy in there but luckily not so tidy that it was intimidating … … and I’d left a piece to finish off, which a […]

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“For when there is dancing again”

For when there is dancing again is the first of a series of minimalist collages I have wanted to do for some time. One of them has been sitting waiting to be pasted and drawn/painted for over a year. Fear […]

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“A Title Stolen From Another Painting”

“A Title Stolen From Another Painting” is more lyrical than my usual style, yet it has its origins in some black and white minimalist collages I did before I started this project. I wanted to make something less stark but […]

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expanding and developing

Semester one complete and much work done too. And I am not stopping just because I have no access until January. There is sketchbook work I want to do, reflecting on practice, and I can prepare new work stencils etc. […]

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And They Will Never Leave Me Behind

The title of And They Will Never Leave Me Behind, 32/50 Collages Before Christmas, relates back to number 26 in the series. It’s really a sketch for a much bigger work and I had been intending to try it out […]

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“Like Isis” – and I mean the Egyptian deity!

I’m really getting behind on posting about this project – I am not even keeping up with production on Twitter! The main reason is the lack of light and the lack of time. The images are really bad because winter […]

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Probably not ready the first time

I find it interesting how two ideas can become one. The sprayed and cockled slotted paper was headed for another collage but got hijacked by this. Probably not ready the first time (29/50) is one of my favourites in the […]

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Nobody Ever Expects That Kinda Stuff

Sometimes with collage you can find yourself adding more and more pieces: with this, 28/50 Collages Before Christmas, I found myself cutting smaller and thinner pieces and discarding lots – but they might turn up in another collage coming your way […]

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It Was Ever Thus (But A Bit Different)

Number 27 of 50 Collages Before Christmas is “It Was Ever Thus (But A Bit Different)“. I suppose it’s from my Tidelines work and has its root in my local Jurassic Coast, especially Charmouth, but these juxtapositions have become continual […]

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progress

Progress is good.  The Simalcrum series is about halfway through now. And interaction with students is good. Earlier this week one of the students I had met earlier came in to discuss our attendance patterns and use of the vacuum […]

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