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The Sadd Artist episode 4

The latest episode of the Sadd Artist just dropped. Here I talk to Designer Mike Holdcroft about a collaborative painting we worked on. Hopefully this will provide some insight into the benefits of working with other creatives…enjoy!

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2019

So 2019, My first day back at the studio. So far, I’ve taken boards, canvases and images out ready to begin new art. I’ve drank some tea. I’ve done some editing and promotion for the Sadd Artist and I’m going […]

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Ochre History / National Recycling Week

Yellow ochre, FeO(OH)·nH 2O, is a hydrated iron hydroxide (limonite) also called gold ochre. From wikipedia: In Ancient Egypt, yellow was associated with gold, which was considered to be eternal and indestructible. The skin and bones of the gods were […]

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Day 6 on site 24/09/18

It’s my last week on site already! I started off at the skips and found a chair in mustard yellow. There were a lot of house clearances today and items included this rusty umbrella, a folding table and a ceramic […]

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Colour Matching at Seagulls

Yellow has been a prevalent colour from the very outset of my residency. One of the most poignant ‘rubbish conversations’ and objects I’ve photographed to date is this paint tin of ‘Oro Antico’ [Antique Gold] which is a mustard colour. […]

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Memorable summer 2018

Can’t believe this is my first August blog post!!! Used up lots of nervous energy and trepidation by painting since my last blog. Fear has proved an excellent spur to creativity.I’ve managed to bag another week at Brisons Veor in […]

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Got it!

I think I’ve resolved the Walton landscape. Just enough detail to nail it to a place but verging towards the abstract. I managed it by allowing my mind to disconnect and following the dictate of the medium. Tentatively pleased with […]

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What is The Best View?

Endless Horizons & Ever-changing Skies: An Exploration of the Colour & Forms of the British Landscape

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Reciprocal thoughts

On following a suggested link, from a comment on my last blog on studio space, I have discovered an artist who has some similarities with my own practice. A slight obsession with the subject of water. He seems to be […]

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The Solo

So after the months of hard work, the solo occurred. Great to see people getting the chance  to interact with the art. It’s all well and good having the work in your studio and seeing it day after day. This […]

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Binding ideas to the page

So, the first question before delving further into the colours, was how was I going to bind them to the page? I wanted to see what I could source from the local market, everyday ingredients that you find in the […]

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August Post

So It’s been a while, sorry about that I’ve been busy/prolific. I have attached some images of my work around the Spode sight (to really milk the Spode angle). In the studio I’ve been putting the finishing touches on the […]

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Daily Express.

A daily-ish blog of spontaneous, graphic effusions of unrestrained mark-making, plus one descriptive word. This will be accompanied by an occasional technique log.

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Painting of Summer

This is a painting that I have started (and not yet finished) of my friend Summer. I wanted to paint this portrait so I could practice sewing into it, but it’s taking so long for me to finish. I’m struggling […]

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Clydach Gorge

October 2016 onwards I’ll be responding to the changes going on at Clydach with the A465 roadworks.

I am part of a group of creatives responding to the site and we have a website http://clydach.weebly.com/

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To sell or not to sell

Confusion reigns again ! had my most serious yet attempt at selling my work in Norwich at Art Fair East. A steep, steep learning curve. I sometimes wonder why I’m putting myself through the rigours of an MA in Fine […]

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FIVE-WAYS Autumn Collection 2016

A fresh mix of artists of complimentary styles returns for the fifth showing in Monmouth from sculpture, to fresco, wood engraving (don’t miss the browsers!) to small, evocative landscapes and abstracted forms.

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A spectrum of knowing

I’ve been reading up about various cultural notes linked with the Clydach Gorge collaboration and in looking at a Wiki entry on how Mary Frances Frere came to write about Indian folklore, the phrase What started as an idle conversation […]

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Culture and the Creative

A blog documenting my thought process and work throughout my last year at University of Suffolk, studying for my BA Fine Art. The focus of my work being on culture, identity and printing.

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practice of writing

As I said in conversation earlier today, the practice of writing, even just a sentence of reflection or a question to self helps in progress and awareness of own work and way of working over-time.  Once started and a habit […]

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