New Sketchbook, New Work

greyyellow5 w

It’s great to get creating again after writing my dissertation! With spring and the sunshine making an appearance my work has reflected this. I found monochrome really reflected my proposal and i did well from this but as i continue to look at the landscape, my work must change with it.

I have done a few sketchbook ideas this week, i have started to include some partially concealed text reflecting personal thoughts, some of these are still ideas/works in progress. If you are interested in more of my works in progress, please follow me on Instagram (link is top right).

greyyellow 4 w

greyyellow2 w

greyyellow w

Upcoming Exhibition

helston poster

 

An upcoming exhibition of Cornwall College students, including myself, at Helston Museum.

As we are all nearing the end of our academic year we all agreed on the title Almost There.

The two week exhibition features work for sale and is free entry, it will also be featured in the local press.

London & #thinktoomuchart

2015-02-12 12.45.51

 

My sticker on a street…somewhere!

Recently i went to London for a few days with friends from uni, we visited the V&A, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery, Gagosian Gallery, Marsden Woo Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery and lots of other little places.

I loved Richard Serra’s work, it was huge! I wont bore you with my little ‘holiday snaps’ but there are a few over on my instagram page.

Before i went to London i had some stickers made with my art on them. The idea came after a little photo discussion with my friend Betty at uni. i came up with the hash tag #thinktoomuchart with the hope that people will see my stickers around and use the hash tag if they took a photo of it.

So i spammed London as much as i could…i even left my portrait in the National Portrait Gallery, yes i’m a bit smug about that haha (some stickers were left as ‘free to take’ and not stuck down)

I will be getting some new designs printed soon!

2015-02-12 10.38.09

My sticker in the Gagosian

Last Creative Module- Inspiration

I have just started my last creative module for university, this work will then be exhibited at the end of the academic year. This work will be a continuation of my previous module looking at comfort, discomfort and the landscape, the finished pieces can be seen here and here.

Today i have been looking at some artists i have admired for a long time and some recently discovered, i recommend looking at Ross Loveday’s paintings as well as prints. All artists names are linked to their websites. All are very different but have a nature/landscape element to them, click to view larger.

Inspiration:

carolyn saxby monochrome

Carolyn Saxby 

cas holmes1

Cas Holmes

gizella 7

Gizella K Warburton

debbie lyddon

Debbie Lyddon

ross-loveday_print_north-bank

Ross Loveday

Mixed Media on Wood

wood watermark

Whilst making some felt images relating to the landscape for my last module, i decided to cut up some of the pieces i made. i wanted to try some wood supports for mixed media work. I began experimenting with wool, wire, paper, paint and photos and these are some of the results:

wood1

 

wood2

 

wood 5

 

Spinning and Felting

spinning

As a textile artist i have learnt how to make felted images using pre-dyed and carded wool, soft and clean and ready to use. I had the chance to learn how to spin wool and didn’t realise that this is still a process used by some people. I didn’t use a traditional spinning wheel I used a whorl (above) and they’re very easy to pop into your bag so you can spin on the bus or train etc. my teacher was very good and made it look really easy. Despite it being very relaxing i found it quite hard to get the hang of, none of my spun wool had any sort of uniformity to it and looks pretty rubbish!

wool

 

I was hoping to use some of my spun wool in my work but i gave up and went back to felting. However, in my felt pieces i did use factory waste wool which i used to build layers of tone. Here is one of the images i made from  a painted thumbnail in my sketchbook of my local woods:

felted landscape

Felted wool, Jute, Stitch

Graduation!

Pentax Digital Camera

This post is long overdue but i finally graduated from my FdA Contemporary Creative Practice! When I started this blog i was doing the Access course in preparation for the degree, the time has passed so quickly. In six months time i shall be finishing the BA Hons!

Graduation was at Truro Cathedral and it was great to catch up with those who had left the course at the end of June. We had some fun making a video on the day too, something we didn’t have a clue we would be doing! Well done to everyone!

cc graduation 2014 (3)

DSC_1070DSC_1035

DSC_1028

 

Sloop 2014, art for sale

The Sloop show has been changed, I helped to curate the current show which will run from December to June 2015. This time I am only showing one small piece, its called ‘Seafoam and Sky’ and is made from felt, jute, scrim, machine stitch and hand stitched french knots. It is available to buy framed.

seafoam and sky

Capture

 

My last pieces didn’t sell (4 in total) but I am still willing to part with them if anyone is interested, You can see them  HERE

Book Project…

2014-11-20 13.55.23

A few weeks ago i was lucky to work with  artist in residence, James Jessiman. James is a print-maker based in London and came to work at my college for a few weeks. On the side from my uni work i … Continue reading