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Moving on

New year, New blog Here we are in the new year and oh, it has started with a bump! Sadly, Waterfront Studios has been shut down. I have used this studio since 2016 and I have throughly enjoyed working alongside […]

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Inkysea

I am a painter living in Suffolk. I primarily  work in oils, pastels and ink. My subject matter is almost always the female figure. The colour choices for my work is dictated by my own feelings, using colour to reveal […]

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Reflections on two sites

We’ve come to the end of our time in Suffolk County and Felicity and I reflect on our project Change, Chance and Circumstance: Field Notes. What started out as a conversation on Aldeburgh Beach last summer and an exchange of […]

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Half way

Felicity and I want to keep this project fairly open at the moment so that we can respond to both the coastal sites in Suffolk UK and USA and see what material emerges. It is helpful to be working collaboratively […]

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To the High Light

Felicity and I review our images, film and field notes from the past week. We have a lot of overlap; I think we tend to be drawn to the same visual imagery even without discussion. So we set about sifting […]

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To the lighthouse

The next day, we take another boat across to the Ness, this time with Orfordness Lighthouse Trust to visit the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was decommissioned in 2013 by Trinity House. Although the building is Grade II listed, the remoteness of location, […]

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A strange land

The day arrives when we can take the ferry onto Orford Ness. Entry and movement around the Ness is strictly controlled to protect the marshland and shingle habitat, and to avoid the public finding unexploded ordnance left from successive testing […]

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A precarious position

The next day, we walked from Aldeburgh to the northern end of Orford Ness by Slaughden. Here, the distance between the North Sea shingle shore and the marsh of the River Alde is a matter of metres.  We saw a […]

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From afar

Orford Ness is a spit of shingle precariously attached at the north end at Slaughden, near Aldeburgh. It is the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe and best preserved in Britain largely due to control in visitor numbers by the […]

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Starting a conversation

In July 2017, I invited beach-goers on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk, UK to lie still a while on light-sensitive cloth laid out on the shingle. The result was a series of full-scale cyanotypes, Still on the Beach. They were installed on the […]

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Commonalities

Felicity told me about the most easterly part of Long Island: Montauk Point. I started to find out about the area and was struck by a number of commonalities with Orford Ness, an area in Suffolk that has fascinated me […]

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Change Chance and Circumstance: Field Notes

A research collaboration with New York-based artist Felicity Faulkner examining coastal and environmental change around Orford Ness, Suffolk, UK and Montauk Point, Suffolk County, USA. My travel to the USA is supported by a-n Artist Bursary.

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Robert Rauschenberg – Cardboard

An artist who I have briefly looked into in my studio practice is Rauschenberg, particularly his pieces made from cardboard. I decided to look at his wall structures made from cardboard when I began to collect and work onto pizza […]

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Christopher Wool

Another artist I have taken inspiration from is Christopher Wool, who is a contemporary American painter.   Best known for his paintings with large stenciled letterforms, the bold, black strokes of Wool’s text is contrasted against white backgrounds for maximum […]

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Linking my dissertation to my practice

My dissertation was titled: Roles of drawing relating to Claes Oldenburg, Christo and Sol LeWitt. “Drawing is fundamental to and the core of the artists’ and designers’ work. It is the means by which artists learn to see and understand […]

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Reflecting upon Level 5

To begin looking at my current work in a more critical way I am going to briefly reflect back to level 5 to analyse how my recent works links back to then and also how it has moved on from […]

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First semester, studio practice

Last semester I began with a new subject matter, one which I felt would keep me focused for the entirety of level 6. The subject I chose was basing my practice on myself and so making my art personal to […]

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Life and Death

Fine Art Degree Student at University of Suffolk

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