Friday, 26 May 2017

ink drawings

woman and child figure (detail)

detail from an ink drawing

My plans for this week changed - various reasons - I decided to go with the flow of my ideas, and be myself as much as I can.....

So I have found myself in familiar territory, exploring historically-inspired figures in ink drawings.... These drawings are indeed inspired by the past, yet have a timeless quality. They do not pretend to be 'historical' or of one time, but are about the merging of time and influence, the recurrence of themes such as motherhood and family.....

A selection of ink drawings will be included in my shop update next week.

gather wildly

'gather wildly' - detail

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

artist books


eavesdropping - artist book

Hello, I had hoped to share a post of new work with you yesterday - but events here in England have shaken many of us and I was just not able to put together very much at all.... (Today I am determined to be a bit more focused and make the most of my time, so I am sitting down to write this before going to my studio space and working on paper).

I continue to explore the simple concertina artist book - as a fascinating way of presenting visual ideas, mark-making and narrative.

I am working on books with a variety of media - some featuring my distinctive figures, others showcasing different still life objects. Working in acrylics, gouache, ink and monoprinting allows me to display various ways of seeing.

small book of vessels (red tin)

four vessels - (red tin)

The artist books I create may be enjoyed as folding little books, to place on a shelf, display as you may - or you might prefer to display in a glazed frame. Or another idea for display is to have the book propped within a cabinet of other, complementary objects. I can imagine the book above looking very interesting propped on a shelf or inside a cabinet alongside ceramics, for example.

I hope to share more new work with you later in the week.

A reminder my next shop update is next Wednesday, 31st at the different-from-usual time of 8pm (UK).

Monday, 22 May 2017



mantle - a larger painting on Fabriano paper

Hello, it's a sunny, warm - almost summery - start to the week here. Today I have been painting, working on a variety of new work. At the moment I am working on larger paintings - which are liberating and I am working in a looser, bold way and learning a lot. Alongside the bigger ones, I am working on new concertina artist books..... So I vary my scale of working quite a bit, going from 12cm tall to 40cm tall... which may not seem like such a difference, but really does feel like one.....

Tomorrow I'll share here a few more new works.

Just to let you know I will be updating my shop next week - on Wednesday 31st May - please note the time will be 8pm (uk time). I am shifting my times a bit, with the hope that different times may suit different people in different people - as well as suit those lovely faithful folk who tune in each update, thank you! I do appreciate all interest in my work.

Have a good start to your week