Friday, 15 November 2013

New Work

It has been a long time since I have been here!  I have been busy with opening our gallery Fox & Worthington June 2013 and doing new work.  I am expanding on the theme of the girl in the wood.

I got going by drawing onto some prints that were not working.  This got me back into painting and
drawing after setting up the gallery and its opening and summer of sun .. that seeped into me and recharged so many batteries for winter mega production!

Looking at static and moving poses and also developing 'my world' of the wood ..... with colours, mythology, animals, trees studies and studying 'my girl' : her hair/shoes/clothes et al.

Here are a selection and the sketches are the most and water woods girl.

I am showing at Fox & Worthington December show opening 30th November.

recent screen print 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Printing and Gilding and

For most of 2012 I did a printing course at the lovely Double Elephant in Exeter one day a week and have been experimenting with screen printing, drypoint, lino and collograph .  It is very liberating and I am continuing with it into 2013 with a short break at the moment to catch up with myself in regards to content and graphics to be printed.

Here are a couple of the prints drypoint, lino and screen print.

I am excited about exploring and getting obsessive about detail in the drypoints and bold colour and graphics of the lino and screenprinting.

My practise is changing at the moment as I am opening my gilding workshop again to take in studio based work from antique dealers and designers in order to balance the books.  It may well lead to some interesting combinations as I have always loved paintings on gilded panels i hope to try printing on them now.  A new 21st century take on the icon tradition.

I bought a new domain name and have updated the site and added a new gilding page also.