I’ve just started intense two courses with the Royal Drawing School via Zoom. It works brilliantly and is so much more accessible than trekking up to London. The courses are really helping me push my work into the area of imagination when it comes to more figurative work.
I was interviewed by Sarah Dimech for the Dover Printfest2020. We talked about DAD (Dover Arts Development), the Dover Studio Collective and my approach to printmaking and also making art more generally.
“I like to work in a way that I can’t always control”
“I problem solve alot…”
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As well as working in series or families of work, some pieces don’t fit…! So here are some “misfits” 2020
At yesterday’s Zoom drawing club most people decide to take up the challenge of a self portrait including me!
I am taking part in the Dover printfest2020 and will be selling some prints in the online print fair. Due to pandemic safety restrictions, all the Dover Printfest2020 events will be hosted in an online format.
Dover Printfest2020 is organised in association with the Fête de l’estampe events taking place across Europe and being delivered together with Future Foundry, the Dover Studio Collective and Dover Arts Development.
Find the printfest and print fair on instagram: #doverprintfest2020 #doverprintfair2020. Anyone can showcase their prints using #doverprintfest2020
I’ve started on series 2 of my chemo drawings and started a diary which will probably have occasional entries. I had a break in treatment due to covid-19 so relieved to have started again.
I was delighted to be invited to contribute to a ‘Digital Quilt’ made up of individual artworks to commemorate the lives of former MA Fine Art Course Director Joanna Greenhill and former Senior Lecturer Dr Kate Love at Central St Martins, both of whom have recently passed away.
One of my chemo day drawings is included on page 11 of edition 2 of Dwell Time: Dwell Time is a free publication and you can buy postage to have a copy delivered to you.
Dwell Time is an award winning, not-for-profit publication reflecting on mental wellbeing, established in 2018 by Alice Bradshaw, Vanessa Haley and Lenny Szrama.
Dwell time: The time a train spends at a scheduled stop without moving. Typically, this time is spent boarding or alighting passengers, but it may also be spent waiting for traffic ahead to clear, or idling time in order to get back on schedule.
Still in isolation obviously and only allowed to go into the garden. I am waiting anxiously to see what treatment I am offered when I have my telephone consultation with the oncologist at the end of the month.
In the meantime I am working on some watercolours when the weather is good enough and also some drawings and prints.
So two shows postponed and in lockdown at home. I made a series of Easter cards and prints just before having to self-isolate and have sold all the Easter cards and a couple of the lino prints.
I’ve started a series of black and white drawings – “Family stories” is the working title
and I have been reworking some old drawings