50×100 Abstract series – “Primary 1-4”

“Primary 1-4” are the latest paintings in my abstract series. The abstract series uses “rules”, always with 3 parts. I start with expressive mark making, trying to be free and unedited in working through an idea, or emotion. The second layer is about control emotions, forcing order, and form. The paintings are varnished.

Studio day.

I made it to the studio and got some more paintings finished! The next stage is to get organised for an exhibition. It feels good to get work completed, and daunting to now have to do the next step and get the work out of the safety of studio space and into the world. ©Continue reading “Studio day.”

Studio day, and a new series is started!

I have started a new painting series because until I have an exhibtion to see the last series all together, I feel I have moved past the meaning of making them. If anyone knows of anywhere I can exhibit 2 large, 3 medium, and lots of small paintings, please contact me! With the new workContinue reading “Studio day, and a new series is started!”

The Pitmen Painters

Last night I went to see The Pitman Painters at The yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. It is only on till the 11th, so go if you can! http://www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/ I didn’t know that much about this group of painters, so if you are like me here is a quick intro: “The “Ashington group” [pitmen painters]Continue reading “The Pitmen Painters”

The Other Art Fair

Today I went to The Other Art Fair (I am coinciding applying to do it in October). It is a showcase and selling exhibition for independent artists in London. It was great to see such a range of work, of a high standard, in a commercial setting. Being an artist is a hard career, youContinue reading “The Other Art Fair”

Roy Lichenstein exhibition

Yesterday I went to see the Lichenstein exhibition at Tate Britain. I love his work for its bold, simplistic style paintings. I most enjoyed the pieces based on the everyday moments and objects, like “Alka Seltzer,” 1966, and “the Ring (engagement)”. They make me think of order, control and neatness (with the repetitive dots), asContinue reading “Roy Lichenstein exhibition”

Finally got into the studio

I finally got into the studio for a short time today, but it was great! It reminded me of the requirement to assign time each week to make work. It is good for the soul, and your art practise. It is very easy to get caught up in life’s requirements, but if you aren’t healthy,Continue reading “Finally got into the studio”

Compositions : re curating past ideas

These three pieces of work only exist as digital images. They are created by past ideas being placed within a new canvas to create “new” work. This work is the start of an idea of how to reconstruct my past work into new work, to complete the work. Let me know what you think!