Exhibition: Inspired by the Flower Market

I have just delivered artworks to the framers to be ready for Artist Open House – one month today.  I have chosen box frames and opted for pins to hold the paper in place rather than glue.  I like the honesty of seeing how something is put together.  I am exhibiting artworks inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market during the first two weekend of October – all very welcome. Dates: 1-2 & 8-9 October, 11am – 6pm Venue: Zinc White, Arch 8, Railway Arches, 150 Putney Bridge Road SW15 2NG

Capability Now

Capability Now forms part of a national series of events celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, an architect and designer responsible for the creation of nearly 300 of England’s finest Georgian landscaped parks and gardens.  A few years ago I collaborated with the National Trust and drew in the magnificent Croome Court located in Worcestershire that was designed by Brown.  I remain curious about Brown’s vast contribution and influence upon the British landscape. In the current Capability Now Exhibition the ground floor of Orleans House is devoted to historical material and social context in relation to …

Private View of Layered Drawing Exhibition at NLCS

It was great to share artwork completed during my Artist Residency at NLCS with a new audience. I enjoyed meeting old NLCS girls who recognised the locations of where I took rubbings that were incorporated in my work from around the school.  I had many lively conversations about the titles of the artwork, the history of Canons Estate and the role art plays in education.  Huge thanks to all at NLCS. Layered Drawings  Photography by Graham Ryder  

Artist Residency, NLCS

Having spent 10 days at North London Collegiate School I had forgotten the buzz and noise that takes place every 35 minutes.  There is a rhythm to the school day.  NLCS has an incredible art department with talented practicing artists teaching.  I had a space allocated to me just by the entrance.  This enabled me to share my work and interact with the students. I usually prefer to create work alone in my studio.  This was a completely different environment and I enjoyed a new perspective of sharing work in progress.  There is an energy and vibrancy in the art …

Plein Air Marathon

I saw a notice in the window of Chelsea Framers a few months ago detailing The Plein Air Marathon.  I was not familiar with this French expression, which means “in the open air”.  Artists have long painted outdoors but in the mid 19th century working in natural light became particularly important to Impressionism.  The popularity of plein air increased in the 1870s with the introduction of paints in tubes.  I do not consider myself a painter and I like to work in my studio.  I therefore decided this marathon was not ideal for me. I broke away from the comfort …