When a student I made a pencil drawing inspired by a wood engraving by Agnes Miller Parker "Down the River" and used it as a Christmas Card for my Father. Recently whilst clearing out his possessions I found the card, kept with all off my letters and photographs I'd sent over the years. I remembered what a lovely image it was. Using my drawing I've created the print "Skater" trying to capture the simplicity of my pencil line, using linocut to refer back to the original process of wood engraving.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
We have had a couple of occasions recently to be beside the seaside, always a good time to have a sketchbook on hand. I love the whiteness and cleanness of seagulls, hopefully captured in my simple sketch.
Our dog Molly, when at the seaside for the first time, ran around for about three hours tirelessly running running running. She's fairly sand coloured and blended well with her surroundings.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
It’s Between Tides time of year in Westmere, Auckland. An annual exhibition on the beach organised by the Jersey Collective. I’ve taken part in this several times now, it’s an annual Auckland event the whole family loved to be part of when we lived nearby. The next one is on the 10th March 2013 and I am very sorry not to be there. I was sat gazing out of the window at work, watching the snow, idly wondering if it was time to make an early escape before the snow meant an enforced sleep over in Sheffield (I need to drive over the moors to get home) and thinking - well I could at least submit an art work....
My previous exhibits have included - a deck chair; little wooden waves, a seabed and some painted inflatable rings...what could I do that I could post, but would be weather proof, dog proof, child proof and large enough not to get lost in the vast expanse of the site. Maybe subliminal messages from the recent jubilee and Olympics have got to me...bunting is the ideal thing. Bunting to celebrate creativity, the female form, international relations, friends, bunting long enough to go round the world.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Last week I was mostly taking embroidered art to be shown in Bank Street Arts 'Embroidered Narratives" exhibition. Opening event (Facebook)
I submitted two pieces, and was delighted to have them both accepted. The brief was to submit contemporary "illustrative" textiles, representative, or abstract.
In the work ‘Protected‘ I wanted strong graphical representation of women, with the overlaying figure subtly overseeing and encircling in a protective way. On display but in control.
The work ‘Reflection’ is taken from a sketch of a male model, but I aimed for an androgynous and anonymous representation of the figure.
Bank Street Arts will be hosting an open afternoon for Embroidered Narratives on Friday 13th July, between 3:00pm and 6:00pm. All welcome. Cafe Juniper will be open for tea and cake
The exhibition runs from