practice - a-n The Artists Information Company

Blog Post

Why Roadworks Gave Me a Change of Direction

One drenched, gloomy morning a few weeks ago, we found ourselves on a rural-lane-detour around major roadworks en-route to the studio. As I sat in the passenger seat, snapping photos from the window on my phone (a favourite way of […]

0 1
Blog Post

Shortlisted For The New Light Art Prize Exhibition 2020/21

Over the last few months, I’ve been—very speculatively—entering my paintings into a few prize exhibitions and competitions. There are literally hundreds to choose from—just in the UK—and they cover just about any medium, style of work, and career stage you […]

1 1
Blog Post

Testing times …

Having now completed a ’test piece’ inspired by heraldic flags, family crests, and military standards, produced in careful and diligent applique I wonder if I am not on the wrong track.   It is the technique(s) rather than the references […]

1 0
Blog Post

reflecting upon progress

the process of reflection is always easier – for me – at a point in time where there’s a groundswell of good feeling about what it is i’m working on. sitting now with coffee, breaking sunshine outside and the tippy […]

1 2
Blog Post

… but seriously

In the opening paragraph of a piece on Swedish artist Maj Bring (1880 – 1971), Johanna Uddèn refers to Bring’s frustration at women artists not being taken seriously. My mind wandered and wondered if I am taken seriously as an […]

0 0
Blog Post

challenges

the year ahead will have many challenges – known and unknown and this morning standing in the garden just after 9am i felt at one with the knowledge of the main challenges i’ll face this year. already solved – the […]

0 1
Blog Artist

twelve in twenty

keeping an annual blog has become a thing for me now. this year i’m interested in what the twelve in twenty might be.

Started:
Updated:
0 1
Blog Post

rock and roll star

all around me is tranquilty and piece, the dog snoozing, the lights on the chrsitmas tree gracefully pulse and in my ears liam gallagher sings his hear out being a rock and roll star. watching the documentary Liam Gallagher: As It […]

0 1
Blog Post

what can i tell you

once upon a time there was a boy, he lived in a house with a dog and a cat. one day the dog came home and announced she was running away to the circus. the cat at this news was […]

0 0
Blog Post

preparing for the apex

last week was full of cold – me – i was full of cold.  wednesday the worst day, still getting better now. feeling so more excited and charged than this time last week.  on friday i’m going to harlem artspace […]

0 0
Blog Post

test 1, 2

over the course of my a-n blogging residency – (playing with words here) i’ve repeatedly returned to the internal notion i struggle to shake off = that i’m a fake artist. it’s not now this clear cut, i do have […]

0 0
Blog Post

white washing the canvas

the metaphoric white wash has been applied to the metaphoric canvas – the time has been reached where the research i’ve done is trimmed and backed up to create a space in which the work can continue. all of the […]

0 0
Blog Post

still the work continues

the weather got the better of us yesterday – the latest co pro meeting cancelled as the weather closed in on derby and derbyshire.  a week ago the derwent was so high the ground floor of the mill became victim […]

0 0
Blog Post

The Drawing Marathon – Week One

Last month, I went to the Royal Drawing School in London to take part in their 2 week Drawing Marathon. This experience was the core part of my Emergence Bursary from artist-network, Shape Arts and Disability Arts Online. This blog […]

0 1
Blog Post

john cooper crumble

“john cooper clark is on dessert island discs.” me: “no way !” immediately i had a dilemma – completing the clearing up or taking in what clarke had to say.  i worked it out and my life is better for […]

0 0
Blog Post

at the front edge

we have a small gap in our curtains, i stare out beyond the chimney pots to big fluffy clouds illuminated by bright sunshine.  children and parents wander by as they return home from the school run.  i pause to consider […]

0 0