Imagined landscape with figures

24 Jan 2021

Through the woods

Here is my latest collage using pieces collected from previous work and then embellished with additional drawing.

January lockdown

18 Jan 2021

I’ve not been to the studio and am missing the space though not missing the cold! So meanwhile I juggle pieces of paper on a small table and try not to spill ink, paint, glue….

I am continuing with my hopeful and colourful drawings and collages and making small forays into painting. This is a small piece – only A6 – but I think I might do a whole series of pine trees, either as a large piece made up of smaller juxtaposed pieces or just keep the work produced as a series.

Let’s see what happens.

Lockdown Christmas

29 Dec 2020

I’ve been busy, when not in the kitchen, making some collages/drawings – multimedia works.

Keeping the gloom at bay #2, 2020, 30.5x45cm, ink. marker pens, watercolour

Gold

6 Dec 2020

I’ve recently started using gold metallic paint in my work. I did this instinctively or intuitively and realise now its power as a symbol of eternity, the immortal and the divine as well as light.

So during lockdown I’ve been trying to bring light into this strange world, to bring hope and joy and fulfilling a desire to “make something lovely or strange” (Olivia Laing, Tate magazine issue 49, Art in an Emergency)

Dwell Time Banners for Huddersfield Railway Station

4 Dec 2020

Very pleased that my chemo day drawing Series 1 #030 25 November #2 has been printed by Dwell Time and is on display at Huddersfield Railway station along with other wonderful work.

Dwell Time is an award winning, not-for-profit arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing. Produced and curated by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley & Lenny Szrama, founded in 2018. Design by Ashleigh Armitage.

Videos of my exhibition of chemo day drawings

13 Nov 2020

Click here to go to a video of my exhibition of chemo day drawings in the new Seven Hills Gallery at Sheffield Norther General Hospital.

The exhibition is currently open only to hospital staff so I have been organising a few virtual viewings.

Some feedback:

what a beautiful, powerful, and empowering body of work!

Despite the digital dimension of the event, we were all very near and concentrated.
You could feel the emotion.
This is a very dense work in terms of content and meaningfulness.
My wish is now to discover it in reality.