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Week 2 Monday

The sun came out and shone all day. It was even hot enough to shed some of my many layers of clothing. Spirits were high on site and the dig got going in earnest. I spent the day at Trench […]

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Week 1 Friday

Yesterday bad weather suspended the dig.  Today I am sitting in the Art Hut waiting for the rain to stop. Even if I could stand the wind, the paper in my sketchbook will suffer in the rain. There is a […]

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Day 3 on site

Rain and wind – enough to make most people want to stay indoors. Not at the Ness of Brodgar though, where both archaeologists and visitors are out in this weather to do and see the dig. Visitors are here briefly […]

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Day 2 on site

The weather is a little friendlier this morning and uncovering the site continues. This is an aspect I have already drawn and recorded. So I was looking forward to moving into the Art Hut and getting organised in my space […]

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First day back on site

This year’s residency is for the whole eight weeks of the dig. I am now thoroughly integrated into the workforce as an artist, and the archaeologists know what I’m trying to achieve. My aim for this season is to continue […]

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Water, Fire, Wood, Metal

These latest ceramic pieces are inspired by my fascination for the elements- Wind, water, fire… I am a huge fan of Chinese healing medicine, taoism and the shamanic practice of ancient China. They share the same principles. That are the […]

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REFLECTING ON A FRESH START.

As a twenty-year-old working-class lad from Hull, I looked into a mirror in the back bedroom of my parent’s council house and drew myself (above). Capturing a moment in time with a simple pencil. It wasn’t bad. It showed some […]

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back to …

Preparing to travel to Dance4 next weekend and looking forward to having the time-space-support to work alone in the studio on a series of dance studies and drawing experiments, as well as work with some new collaborators, be in dialogue […]

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Keeping up the momentum

With Greg really busy working on a commission, we decided to keep the momentum going on the project by extending the invitation to draw to other artists; so today (18 June 2019) I went out drawing with artist, Joanna Jones. […]

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Beginner’s luck?

I guess there was a certain amount of beginner’s luck with my first ever cyanotype made from a quick and rough drawing on acetate last week. The fact that it was raining and there wasn’t much sun was maybe a […]

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FRESH AIR!

Every now and then the generous people at Martyr’s Gallery in Lewes offer an opportunity for an artist to take over their space for one of those very special, no-expectations, no-strings-attached developmental residencies. Their version of this amazing gift is […]

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Drawing at its most direct

Very pleased to have had this comment on Twitter about this chemo day drawing: I am a huge fan of @ClareGSmith‘s work – and this is drawing at its most direct

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BLOOD MUSIC AND CLUSTERS

I’m very much looking forward to occupying the space at Martyrs Gallery in Lewes as artist in residence from 28 May to 12 June. I’m planning on building on work developed during my recent Once In A Universe project and most recently […]

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Two trees

This time it was Greg’s turn to “pick a tree” and he wanted to explore the relationship between trees growing near each other. The weather was terrible but we braved the rain and incorporated it into the work, though did […]

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Two more of the 100 drawings

Nos 10 and 11. I’ve had a great comment on these from an artist I respect: I seldom see work on paper that has the immediacy of what you’re doing now. Feel quite pleased about that!

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More black and white brush drawings

Well being stuck in A&E for a day was no fun but here we go – a few more black and white brush drawings for the 100 day project (only on day 9). I’m calling this series Beachtime Stories, whether […]

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