Tuesday, 21 August 2012
Friday, 15 June 2012
The exhibition is linked to the unveiling of the Queen's portrait. BBC article
Monday, 21 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
No illustration work at the moment so its time for creative play.
Been back in the studio again today. Plaster of paris now dried and I've covered the whole thing in PVA. This is all experimental so I am trying not to be too precious.
This has now been covered with a layer of PVA so I'm ready to go with this object as soon as the ideas come to me.
Sunday, 13 May 2012
I haven't become a SKIP RAT yet but sometimes I wish I had the nerve to stop the car and grab objects from skips outside peoples houses.
I have spent today experimenting with this and hopefully if its dry tomorrow I will take another photo.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Friday was a lovely day to head for the coast (Southport) and what did I see from the M62 the Jaume Plensa sculpture Dream.
"When we dream anything is possible" Jaume Plensa
We had a lovely walk up to the top of the site where she sits majestically sits surveying the countryside below.
For more information about Dream http://www.dreamsthelens.com
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Female Genital Mutilation
Usually my commissions are light hearted and I can add an element of fun to the illustration but this commission from the Royal College of Nursing for the Nursing Standard was an extremely difficult subject. The article about FMG was very informative and highlighted the problem authorities have in trying to stop this illegal practice. The article mentioned that young school girls were taken on holiday to have FMG performed abroad (this is also an illegal practice.) I was unaware of how big this problem was in Britain.
Friday, 3 February 2012
Thursday, 5 January 2012
It may seem as though my holiday was all to do with art but I was just lucky enough to be going to places that had some really interesting work to look at.
Casapueblo is a museum studio of the artist Carlos Paez Vilaro. This is the Carlos with his
friend Picasso in 1957.
This is the Casapueblo museum and studio that Carlos built by hand with the help of local fishermen. It sits on the cliff side at Punta Ballena in Uruguay.
These are the most recent paintings by Carlos. He is now 89 and still paints at Casapueblo, he was actually there when we went but unfortunately we did not see him.
This colourful street in Buenos Aires was in the La Boca area. I had read about this area and really wanted to visit it. There was a lovely atmosphere with street artist showing off their tango skills, outdoor restaurants with live music and tourist type shops. La Boca is also known as the artist area and there was some really interesting work to be seen. We liked quite a lot of the work and decided to buy one of the limited dry point prints shown below.