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It’s less of a blog today and more of a collection of thoughts in relation to some of my recent works. Bursts of colour, bright scattered patterns, abstract shapes, the collision of photography, collage and paint. This connects to that, […]

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Speed up, slow down

My mind will probably go faster but the making of art is likely to slow down. This is my expectation as I prepare to start my Masters of Research in Art: Theory and Philosophy at Central Saint Martins. My first […]

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Adam Wynn

It was good catching up with collage Adam Wynn today discussing the start of the third year of our monthly zine ” Triple One Five ” Discussions about including work from other artists in future issues similar to the collages […]

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Out of context

I’m about to start a new body of work. This is always an exciting time as I anticipate the journey ahead and what surprises it might bring. I’m currently preparing my surfaces – stretching, sealing and priming a number of […]

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Tuesday + Wednesday

Tues 21 May It’s hot already so I make an early start and head out east towards the cemetery (an old family habit). It is huge, scruffy and busy. Shoulder high wildflowers sprawl across the site, littering the paths, choking […]

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Sunday + Monday

Sun. 19 May Start the day with breakfast in the garden and S, who runs the hostel brings us warm cheesy dough pastries straight from the bakery, greasy and salty they are ballast for the day ahead. His lovely wife […]

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Take me to the moon

Take me to the moon I recently went on a day trip to Margate specifically to go and see before it finished the Katie Paterson and JMW Turner ‘A place that exists only in moonlight’ exhibition at the Turner Contemporary. […]

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The Unexpected

  It’s been a busy month and I’ve struggled to get to my studio. Thankfully this week, it’s getting back to normal. The good news is that I had something to be getting on with straightway so it was right […]

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Re-working old work

I have been going through some of my mono prints and realise that they are not quite enough on their own, so I have been working over them, which I also realise is what a lot of printmakers do… While […]

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Printing at InkSpot

Starting a new series of prints at InkSpot today….using the haw and some figures scanned from etchings. Figures amongst trees, or in sheltered areas of the landscape have been a thread in my practice from the very beginning. A more […]

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Playing the field

Following on from my large paper collages combined with paint, I have moved on for a bit to working on small archival pieces of paper. I was given a small bundle of these a few years ago when I did […]

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Paper, Scissors, Ink

‘Sea of Stars” is a joint exhibition that I am involved in working with artist Val Bright-Jones. My plan was and still is to create some ink paintings and drawings exploring the human connection with the universe, focusing on the […]

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Temporality and sitting on the edge

What is it in art that inspires you? Have you seen or experienced something recently that has made you want to run back to your studio or kitchen table to start making? I’ve been feeling a bit flat lately and […]

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Automatic Drawing and Collage

  Part of the short course involved drawing and image based exercises. We were given 3 images – these could be anything; cuttings from magazines, photocopies of art works, adverts, interiors etc.     We were told to focus on […]

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Let it go!

I am carrying on making art using primarily 2 different processes. The first is using my usual photo montage technique, but then ripping the image up, collaging it on to a surface and then painting within it. The second way […]

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Now Showing #267: The week’s top exhibitions

Five recommended shows from across the UK, including: A showcase of work from the University of Hertfordshire’s art collection; the inaugural exhibition at the Horniman Museum, London featuring a multi-sensory installation by Serena Korda; and a retrospective of Sex Pistols artist Jamie Reid in Hull.

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Another sale!

This piece will soon be on show in The Allotment, a lovely small restaurant owned and run by an artist friend who has just bought it. Thank you Victoria! Meanwhile, I’ve been working on some lino reduction prints, though I am […]

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