I love listening to podcasts in the studio, and today I was listening to an episode of The Savvy Painter Podcast with the artist Michael Mccaffrey. One of the things they spoke about during the episode was that Mccaffrey feels like he goes through a process frequently, whereby he will ‘get ideas, rules, [and] systems […]Read more "A new painting & digital painting edits! Oh and I have no idea what I’m doing"
It’s Monday morning of week two here in London. I’m over a cold (woohoo!) and have energy to go, raring to go! I have a schedual for the week, which is more refined that last weeks; I have a better idea of the commute, when I want to be here or outside. This week’s painting […]Read more "Bankside Residency – Week 2"
Being in London and trying to paint outside, I am noticing the un-locality of this city. London is disentangled from locality. London is transient – global. The landscape has been so altered by building, by humans! The non-human geography of this place feels removed, covered up by brick, metal, cement, tarmac. The ground underneath London […]Read more "London on the human & non-human coexisting"
I moved in today to this new studio in the centre of London. It hasn’t felt real until today; being in here, setting up, getting my things out, tidying, putting music on, being alone, and then starting to draw! It’s feels amazing – grounding, peaceful, I am in my natural habitat again!! The space is […]Read more "The start of my artist in residence at Bankside Hotel, London"
Starting this 125 x 160 cm stretched canvas. It’s going to be a painting of St. Agnes, the island I lived on this summer. Painting in this way, using memory and sketches and plein air studies is quite a new method in my practice. This painting feels like a warm up, an experiment. I started […]Read more "Starting a new big painting"
How can a modern map serve a ‘greater spiritual purpose’, rather than being for ‘mere geography’? https://www.amdigital.co.uk/about/blog/item/medieval-world-maps What could a map provide that the viewer/maker might need? Is it that something that can be decided? Or is it decided by the maker because it is what they need? (Which in this case is me!) Why […]Read more "New map drawings and questioning their purpose"
I’m back in a temporary studio at home, before I move to London in the Autumn for an exciting project! I’ve been living and working in the Scilly Isles for the summer. I really missed having a studio, I don’t want to go without a studio for that long ever again!! It feels amazing to […]Read more "Back in the studio and some new thoughts!"
Read the interview here. It is as if you encounter the abstract impact of a painting before you know what it represents. https://www.contemporarybritishpainting.com/susie-hamilton-artist-of-the-month/?fbclid=IwAR1Zd6IWI9NaPWs2DWGKZbizIrf7khhC0t6LKzp4_p8w5Jg1Eh3RJdqWfTE It’s fascinating the way she abstracts a familiar so much that becomes unfamiliar. And an unfamiliar scene we see with fresh eyes, seeing again for the first time the strangeness of the […]Read more "Reading Susie Hamilton, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP."
Super excited for the opening of a new group show I’m in called ‘Cartography: Carbon, Paint, Mud’ opening this Saturday 1st May! An exhibition that asks How did we get here? Here being a beginning, a pause, and an attempt to navigate forward, exploring place, belonging, active landscapes and alternative map making as a way […]Read more "Upcoming Exhibition: Cartography"
I had the pleasure of being on The Art of Being an Art Student, a podcast run by Niamh Wynne, a student at Lancaster University. We talked about how my work developed through university, what I’m working on at the moment, and what I do co-running a studio collective.Read more "Podcast Interview"