Over the past few weeks, I have been reading more about Chinese art. More specifically the Chinese diaspora and how their transexperience effects intent and the resulting “product” of an artwork. Notions of transexperience often create a liminal space. A space in which there are two main characteristics but those characteristics are the antithesis (or […]Read more "language and image"
My current work is evolving constantly. And so, I find it very important to take photos of my progress (especially because I have a bad habit of painting over an entire piece…). As I was photographing my work, I discovered that the detail I put into my pieces is highlighted in the macro setting on […]Read more "watching paint dry"
Another Line to Follow is an exhibition celebrating the friendship and artistic influence which is rooted back to studying at Aberystwyth University in the School of Art. This exhibition aims to explore artists in collaboration; the five artists, Carolyn Wallace, June Forster, Rachel Rea, Alysia Webster and Tom Voyce. All have an interest in abstraction and […]Read more "Another Line to Follow Exhibiton"
Following on from the first semester of my MA; I am continuing the same project in the hope that I can take this body of work to its limit. In the first semester, I learnt a lot about tools. Posca pens, Ink, Water Soluble markers, Alcohol markers – the list goes on. This, however, is […]Read more "MA Progress: inspiration and intention"
Gerald Scarfe is undoubtedly a talented illustrative artist. He worked alongside Disney on character designs for Hercules, as well as concept designs and drawings for Pink Floyd’s The Wall movie. The collection in Oriel 1 Gallery in the Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, features a variety of works; from preliminary sketches to theatre costumes – we are […]Read more "Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen Exhibition"
This summer, I began to explore ink through the subject of trees. I’ve found that my passion for landscape art has led me to the ukiyo-e , Alexander Cozens, Hokusai and Ruskin, who have greatly influenced me over the past few months. In my previous post ” Shade and Light, ” I presented some of my summer […]Read more "MA, first steps"
Whilst working on my graduate exhibition I began to investigate light and shade more so than I ever had before. This summer, I wanted light and shade to be the primary focus of my sketches, paintings and ink drawings. Naturally, a journey is comprised of forks in the road and dead ends, but so far […]Read more "Shade and light summer sketches"