Archive for August, 2010

House Of Lines, Studio Experiment

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Reflection in the Studio

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

I have recently began a new series of work based around my dreams, in particular I have been exploring the most significant dreams that connect with bereavement. The creative process allows me to explore the themes of loss, memory and time. This is a personal voyage, delving deep into my own subconscious. Visually I can express what words can not come close to, I dont quite know where this avenue will take me and what I’ll discover along the way – but hey thats what keeps me interested!

The above photo of a piece of work in progress, has captured a reflection of my studio within the acetate, plastic – this has prompted a line of enquiry.

Catalyst for Creativity

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I see myself as a catalyst for creativity, enabling others to discover their own individuality. At Hill Farm Primary, in the last academic year I worked with Year 3 on their Pictures, Paintings and Photographs topic. We spent time learning about artist’s techniques & concepts and then took time to design and create their own works of art – portraits. We looked at symbolism and spoke about surrealism. Here is what one boy wrote down, with reference to his ideas after he spoke to me – in the form of a mind map (how impressive!, Click on it to see the text)

My Studio: My Playground

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

My studio, at Coventry Artspace, is hugely important to my artistic practice. I mostly spend time creating work, taking it all apart, documenting and staring into space (not always in that order) and most importantly questioning, adding to, developing, reflecting and reinventing the process’s personal to me, in my life as an artist.

Hill Farm Art Auction 2010

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Hill Farm Stall at Coventry Market

Working with Year 3 at Hill Farm Primary School, I was invited to share with the children, some of the mysteries behind how artist’s create images and their thinking, in addition to encouraging the children to discover their own capacity to create outstanding paintings, as an expression of their own individual thought processes. In collaboration with some of the finest teachers and the Cre8us programme, we worked together to finish the project on the ultimate high with a showcase at the Herbert Art Gallery followed by an Art Auction at Coventry Market. The children took ownership, from the start and designed their own posters, invites, ‘press boxes’ and chose Barnardos, as a charity they wanted to support. We all had the most amazing day and had so much fun as we witnessed the portraits being sold to parents,teachers and the general public – I have four which on display in my hall. I am so very pleased that £1200 was raised for Barnardo’s! There was a real buzz in the air, a truly memorable project – Thank you to everyone who was involved!

Moving Studio: A New Phase

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Previous Studio

When I moved from a smaller space to a bigger one at Coventry Artspace, the process marked a new phase of self discovery and the re-assessment of ‘live’ sculptural work/assemblages.