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"
A really interesting article:https://www.amdigital.co.uk/about/blog/item/medieval-world-mapsHere are some quotes from it: These extremities of the map, past the physical border of the Earth’s disc, represent the spiritual domain. https://www.amdigital.co.uk/about/blog/item/medieval-world-maps The presence of these supernatural events, beings, and locations means that we cannot view the Psalter Map as a purely navigational tool. Nor should we, as it was […]Read more "Researching Old Maps"
So hi. It’s been a while since I wrote about how things are going in the studio. This, writing on here, is an integral part of my studio practice, is something I don’t what to let slip away. Thinking through writing = important! Since I last checked in, I’ve finished two new paintings, they are: […]Read more "Checking In"
Incredible sound scapes from Hyde Park, London. They sound so alien, so sci-fi, and yet as I was watching it I kept reminding myself that these sounds are part of this ‘normal’ world. “Steensen’s conception of ‘slow media’” is very interesting. His work is wonderful and does something, it makes me think of the book […]Read more "Artist: Jakob Kudsk Steensen with Serpentine Gallery"
She has developed a pragmatic philosophy of painting that mobilizes doubt, treating mark-making not as a grand testament to an artist’s skill but as an invitation for us to follow and think alongside her. The curator Helen Molesworth has deemed Sillman’s approach to painting as exemplary of a virtuous ‘unknowability’ and describes this as emblematic […]Read more "Reading Amy Sillman’s Frieze interview Philosophy of Doubt"