Sunday, 21 January 2018

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Sunday, 31 December 2017

quick catch up 3 still sculpting

I managing to carve even though time is limited by having to earn a living, having to finally get a proper job with varying success. these two pieces have been  made and sold this year
Say Ahh
Swan

 this piece was awarded the peoples choice at the LSA exhibition in the spring before being sold at Open studios
Cat and mice 2

quick catch up 2




on a happier note I gained to lovely dogs to distract me and fill the nest now my kids have gone on to achieve great things




I Shouldn't happen to an artist and other new year resolutions

I haven't blogged for over a year now and it being new years eve one of my more doable resolutions is to blog regularly.
First a quick catch up;
two and a half years after I am just starting to be able to talk about a major event in my and the work I produced at that time.
Self portrait Dec 2015- Jan 16
This collage was an attempt to express my experience of mental health six months after being sectioned.
Using a selection of drawn and printed images and text I was hoping to express the frustration and confusion related to a  bipolar diagnosis. I felt like just another statistic held against my will for a month in St Micheal's Hospital. Drugs were good though I'm still trying to slowly reduce the dose.
I felt they offered nothing more of use.
collage created while in hospital

When incarcerated I need creative things to do and every thing I tried was met with incomprehension and disapproval as it got in the way of the wards routine. I started using collage tearing paper as I was not allowed scissors. It was a constant fight to get the art/recreation room and the cupboard containing basic materials open


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

carving workshop

This year I have started running carving workshops

Everyone has enjoyed the day all producing wonderful sculptures


most participants have never carved before some have only worked in 2D
a full days carving allows them to complete a piece of sculpture they are happy with.
starting in plaster, breeze block or wood

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Portraits in 2016

This year I have renewed my interest in painting portraits
I went on a portrait course at RBSA this summer. I enjoyed it very much learning from the experience; mainly that it just takes a lot of time and practice.