I’m beyond excited to announce my new relationship with Degree Art, a leading online gallery for promoting emerging graduate artists! A careful selection of my paintings and drawings are now available to buy on their website. All my online sales will now go through DegreeArt.com.I’m chuffed to get to work with them, and jump in […]Read more "New relationship with DegreeArt"
Things have been a bit all over the place recently. Moving house, moving studio, finishing uni. One other thing I have been starting and stopping a lot is my studio practice. I have been thinking and sketching about it in background for a while now, but it’s not something I have had a routine with. […]Read more "Reflections and (re)reading the book Art as Therapy"
So a physical degree show wasn’t possible, but an online one has gone ahead! Check out the website here.Read more "Online Degree Show"
I am looking at paintings titled ‘The Assumption of the Virgin’, they’re all paintings from the Renaissance or older. The most compelling ones, to me, are the ones with incredible rendering of dark and light. It appears that light is really important for creating atmosphere in a painting. There’s something tangible, something present, something palpable […]Read more "The medieval universe and a painting by Botticini"
I am revisiting the work of Amy Sillman because I am interested in how she exhibits her paintings/drawings in lines, like washing lines, very close together: or like this: I really love this format for form focussed works- such as my ink drawings. The works communicate to each other, a bit like a sentence. I […]Read more "Artist: Amy Sillman"
I listened to the episode ‘Everywhere: The Pond’ and it was so interesting. The way they asked the listener to walk to a pond, be that a puddle or a huge lake as the podcast was going. Then overlaid were sounds of someone walking in the natural landscape, the landscape itself, and people talking about […]Read more "A sound walk"
I have become interested in the idea of nature soundscapes, and how they can draw attention to a great empty space above me, framed with tall trees or perhaps just open sky with birds above. I’ve been thinking about how a natural soundscape could compliment my work in an exhibition space, particularly the instillation work […]Read more "Space in sound: listening nature soundscapes"
‘The silence of nature itself, in which the random noises of culture were swallowed up – was one of the dominant facts of medieval life, outside the cloister as well as inside it.’ P.324 ‘…might well have exceeded anything we take for “normal” cultural experience today. Now we see the same cathedral through a vast […]Read more "Hughs R. (1991). The Shock Of The New, Edition 2?, London: Thames and Hudson Ltd"
‘Periods of antagonism between man and the world have been the rule, and those of unity the exception – which is why the history of art has known very few periods of classicism, but an enormous number of anti-classicist movements.’ P.85Read more "Honnef, K., 1988. Contemporary art., Taschen."
This is the first large glazed painting I have finished! I am happy with the results and I think it shows potential for the future. From start to finish: Next time I do one of these paintings I want to record each layer of glazing, which didn’t always happen here, and perhaps use a tripod […]Read more "Finished painting!"