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Sketching in Lockdown

Writing this Blog is a kind of therapy. I find it cathartic to record my thoughts, my inspiration, my work and all things art-related. As an art diary, it has become a useful record to look back on. Lockdown due … Continue reading

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Puffin Update!

I sent a copy of Puffin in progress to the client – she was puzzled by the cardboard glasses in the background, which she didn’t recognise. They had arrived in the box of materials she sent and I thought they … Continue reading

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Puffin in Progress

I’ve been enjoying working on the Puffin this week (it’s been quite addictive!) Most of the client’s own materials have been used but a few items were too large and dominant. Also I felt it important to restrict the colour … Continue reading

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Home Schooling in Lockdown

Because my work is accessible to children, I frequently hear from young people using it as inspiration for a school art project. It makes me happy that I can inspire creativity in someone else. I get messages from teachers and … Continue reading

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Vrubel Madonna Finished

The completed Madonna and Child has gone to the framer today. With its collaged/ painted background, it’s a bit different from my usual work but I’m very happy with it.

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A Different Way of Working

I have started a new piece – a close-up of a Puffin from a client’s own photo. I am using a recycled base (which I’ve scraped off and painted) and materials provided by the client. This is quite a random … Continue reading

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The Hierarchy of Stages

Well I’ve nearly finished the Madonna and Child – only the final glue layer to do. But this is absolutely my least favourite stage of the process and I’m putting it off! My framer has re-opened (after locking down as … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: Madonna and Child

With non-essential shops and services closed due to Covid-19, I’ve been unable to get new bases, frames or other materials. So I decided to do a bit of re-recycling: re-using old bases from works that hadn’t gone so well… I’ve … Continue reading

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Frida Finished!

Finally, I have finished the new Frida and she will be leaving here to begin her journey to California today. Intuitively, I used a piece of an old green tape measure for the nose as it fitted tonally, and connected … Continue reading

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Art-life in Lockdown

What a very strange and unprecedented time we are living through! Artists are fortunate in that they can immerse themselves in their practice and be lost in ‘flow’ as they immerse themselves in their creativity and block out the outside … Continue reading

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