Sunday, November 05, 2017

Brand, Spanky New Website!!!!

I have a brand new, shiny website:

It’s mainly focused around my portrait work, but I’ll be updating this with other work over time. So please have a look around, share if you like! And I would very much welcome any feedback on how the site works for you, or comments on the content of the site. I would like to have the best site I can muster so all comments are extremely welcome 

I'll be pretty much abandoning this blog while I have the website up and running as I'm more regularly doing daily updates on my other social media sites.

Thank-you x

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Mini Studio Bliss!

Had this lovely moment over the weekend where I was just so utterly, utterly content and it was real bliss. The way that it hit was when I had to get up to grab something from the kitchen and on coming back to my space I just saw my space, MY space. The photo is what it was in that moment.
Nothing is exactly how I want it-I use a corner of the living room where I need to tidy things back after I’m done cos it’s a shared space, I’d like to be further down the line in terms of my own artistic experience, but I saw my stuff, my paints, brushes that I’ve had, some since school, little momentos given to me by those that I’m closest to that I keep around the desk, and painting, just painting, doing things in a way that only I can do. It was pure bliss.
You’ve only really got moments. You should suck it in and be in it at any one time, because if you’re not taking it in 100 percent are you really getting as much out of it as you could? I was totally in that moment 110!
I guess the whole point is, feck what everyone else is doing, how does that matter? Be inspired, suck it up, all them influences and passions, but concentrate 100 percent on what your in at that moment. It’s your time and that can’t ever be compared to anyone else’s because really, it’s only essentially important to you.

Friday, May 12, 2017

We, The Oceanographers

Sketched this during a gig these fellas did in the local Oxfam!  It was brilliant.  
This is a mixed media work, developed from the original line drawing, layering pastels and textures over the top.  

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Art Collective Chat!

I have FINALLY got this out of my SYSTEM!! Little bit of polishing needed here in the ol production, but I'll learn on the way. So I'd like to eventually get others involved, lets share the work we do and let others know about it, but first I have to work out how to do it first!
I'm planning to do a video to accompany the meetups we have as a way of letting folks know what we're up to. But I'll see what time allows!
Anyway, here's the first one. I'm cringing and sweaty palming in good measure putting it out there, but got to start somewhere, right!??

I'll continue to post this paintings work in progress

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Observational blind drawing...

Something I've been enjoying more and more is the practice of blind drawing.  It really frees you in your drawing, opens you up to a style or a way of working in your line that you may not have naturally come to.  It's easy to get frustrated with drawing when it feels you're trying to control the lind too much.  Blind drawing lifts you out from that.  Fun stuff!