Honoured to be a part of DegreeArt’s virtual exhibition ‘Locked + Loaded’ which launched last night. It was a wonderful experience to ‘meet’ the other artists on a zoom opening event, and get to know the DegreeArt team more. There have been many silver linings amongst the unexpected new challenges faced in 2020. Our first […]Read more "Locked + Loaded Virtual Exhibition"
I am working on a painting that I started a few weeks before the first lockdown began in March. I was so excited about the prospect of this new mode of painting back then, and couldn’t wait to experiment with this canvas. It’s now nearly eight months later and I’m no longer excited about the […]Read more "Glazing Painting Continued"
Degree art has released a short get to know the artist interview, asking me a range of questions, about my art inspiration, about me, my university degree, and my hopes for the future.Read more "Meet the Artist Degree Art Interview"
Trying to capture the sensation of looking at this view of the sky in person, which I now can only remember, and attempt to re-experience in my memory. The canvas or paper will never be big enough to contain such a vast view. So I use sculptural drawing methods to create the (illusion of) the […]Read more "Bringing the dome shape to life"
I hadn’t heard of Albert Irvin before, and I don’t know why! His work has a crushing immediacy to them, the marks he makes have real weight to them, which I want to look at and read about. In this Tate video, he says that abstract painting has an ‘immediacy’ and direct-ness to it. He […]Read more "Artist: Albert Irvin"
Passages from the Freelands Painting Prize Catalogue 2020. I now know there are things to be learnt from reading what someone has written about your own artwork – especially if that person is a very eloquent writer! If you want to pick up a copy of the catalogue all the details are here. any address […]Read more "Excerpts from Ben Streets Essay ‘Making Room’"
Last week was the opening of the Freelands Painting Prize 2020. There was a COVID friendly online opening event, and then the physical show opened the day after. It was a wonderful experience to take part in such a show, there were interesting conversations had at the zoom opening event which I wish I could […]Read more "Freelands Painting Prize Opening"
I have been working on this drawing for a week or so. It is ink and acrylic on paper. This was my first attempt at painting this dome line idea on a big scale, even though I have been painting small versions of these for six months now. I’m pretty happy with this first attempt. […]Read more "New Ink Drawing: Reflections"
I bought some crayons and some coloured paper on the way to Scotland last week, after realising I was going to all these awesome places but I had no way of drawing them. I drew from inside a forest in Glencoe, Scotland, and I drew from inside Glasgow Cathedral. I am writing about these sketches […]Read more "Colourful Crayon Drawings In Scotland"