Friday, 18 September 2009
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Friday, 31 July 2009
My favourite bird is the Robin Redbreast . As a child I always watched out for them in the garden. I love their beautiful red breasts there is something really cheerful about them .This is a watercolor I did from memory, I tried to capture their quiet presence.
Winter having stirred
The little robin redbreast
Settles upon a post
This is a graphite drawing done on the spot. I climbed up a mountain to draw this, there is Mount Snowdon in the distance.
All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by
We never tire of looking at each other
Only the Mountain and I .
" I believe in the other side and the eternityof the soul. I believe our spirits make the round trip from this world to the other side many times, by our own choice, to learn and experience for the ongoing advancement of the souls God gave us. I believe that only a thin veil seperates our earthly dimension from the dimension of the other side." Sylvia Browne
Thursday, 30 July 2009
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Thursday, 23 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
I love to use leaves in my artwork , this image called " beneath" is a mixed media painting which I also have done in pastels. As well as painting and drawing landscape I love to focus upon the close up detail of nature, an altered world, a magnifiation.
Sunday, 19 July 2009
As part of my MA in printmaking I worked on woodcuts for the first time. I represent here my love of swimming , but the figure stretched out is seen swimming in a sea of leaves. In doing this I tried to incorperate the elements of landscape in to the process.
Saturday, 18 July 2009
Hi part of my work involves Life drawing and painting which I really enjoy and I think if you practice regularly improves your skills on the whole. I admit I should do this more often. Anyway here is one of my favorite life paintings , painted in watercolor direct in a life class.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Hi all , I am having difficuly with my blog , I dont think anyone knows about me but never mind , Im sure Ill get the hang of it soon. Here is more of my current work. I love to draw trees , I have a total facination for them . Here are a couple of my favourite drawings.This tree I called "raintree"as I drew it in endless rain .
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Monday, 13 July 2009
An important element of my work is drawing . I often go into the landscape and draw direct. I also go life drawing which I really enjoy , I dont feel Im very proficient though. When I draw I use graphite pencils as you can create real depth in your work. This is a drawing which I sold drawn at Mount Edgecombe Park, its called "interlace"
The other day I visited St Ives and was reminded how beautiful it is even in the rain . I took my camera with me and began wandering around the back alleys getting really lost.I suddenly came up on this stunning cat that was perfectly posing on this red gate, so I got my camera out. Typical , it was playing up . By the time I was ready the cat turned its back on me, but suprisingly a really cute dog of the house poked its head through the gatepost and looked straight at me as if to say what are you doing? Here he is.
My usual Art work is quite different. I belong to "drawn to the valley" and flameworks in Plymouth and am currently working towards my open studios which is going to be on the Barbican at the end of August. My work is quite different I dont have a particular style and just work in a totally spontaneaous way , basically how I feel at the time. My main inspiration is landscape and natural objects , flowers etc. So here you go this is an example of some of my work , by the way its all for sale!