Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Preparing work for two new exhibitions

Working towards two exhibitions on on the same week has been interesting.

One is the result of work I have been doing regularily throughout the year during an initiative run by local artists. The title of the show comes from the name of our group DrawingAnd Beyond. We meet up and share skills, ideas and our working practices as well as our problems as artists. We are a small group of friends.

The other exhibition is with my Access 10 group. This group started when we left our access course in 2010. We all came from varied backgrounds. I was the only one that had already had a creative practice; firstly as a ceramic artist and pottter and then as a specialist primary school art teacher.
We first exhibited together in 2011 and you can see the work on one of my first posts on this blog. Beyond Reason is our fourth exhibition together. Our group has expanded and new members have joined us from our BA fine art cohort at UCA.

I am working on prints and collage for the DAB exhibition and the scale of the work is small.
For the Access 10 exhibition I am working on an installation with a fountain in it and also two prints.

 Work in progress....

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Fishy Business

Installed .... The printed ring on the top is florescent but I do not seem to be able to capture this in the photograph.

In the balance 

Fish silk screen prints

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Fishslab collective work in progress

It has been testing. Last year I signed up for the Fishslab collective not knowing that I would be having an operation. Bad timing ...  so it has been adapting my kitchen to work on a couple of new prints. One of which is at the framers (unphotographed...) and the other one I am still working on.  

I am also working on an instalation for this exhibition.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Rapid Response

Sometimes one just has to go for it. A local artist Trish Flynn was in the right place at the right time to take a cancelation slot in a wonderful space in Margate 'The Pie Factory'. I was invited to be part of an exhibition suitably titled 'Rapid Response' with fourteen other artists. This followed directly after the Deal exhibition. It was interesting to see my work in a very different environment. I was fortunate that the person who had brought one of my series of three prints permitted me to show the print that he had brought. so I could show them in the same sequence of three.

I also submitted three other prints including my kettle print which fitted the title Rapid Response.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Phantastical Dreams

So the prints are finished and the installation has been transported to the gallery. Will add an image of the framed works in situ and also the installation (including sack of potatoes) after the curator has finished and the PV is over. (now added)


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Preparations for Fantastical dreams in Deal.

a detail

Below the very beginnings of a thought process for an installation.

(already moved on from this)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016


A pre Christmas group exhibition. So I put in some prints. 

not brilliant photos and not sure where the patches on the background came from!