Drawing and dresses

Delighted to have a commissioned drawing of a bridal bouquet I completed earlier this year exhibited in Boa Boutique in Richmond upon Thames.  Lovely to have a look at all of the pretty dresses!  Boa Boutique

Bridal Bouquet Commission

A treat to draw beautiful flowers that have huge significance and meaning to someone.  I was lucky enough to be given the bouquet a couple of days after the wedding.  I stopped all other work and focused on drawing the flowers at their best.  The bouquet was made up of blue and white flowers.  I matched the blue to the colour of the flowers and drew upon crisp white paper.

Sunny Days

Lovely to see one of my Blossom graphite with lino print drawings in Close Up Magazine July 2017 edition.

SPACE/LCN Showcase

SPACE, Mare Street, 19-21 January 2017 An exhibition including new works, works in progress, prototypes or experiments created by the first round of LCN participants.  I exhibited two hand finished limited edition lithograph prints.  I am so pleased to have completed my first series of prints and view this as an ongoing project.  It has been fantastic to have mentoring, attend workshops and widen my network.  The show was an energetic inspiring collection of works. Blog Post: Prints in Progress London Creative Network    

Filming in the Studio

I am collaborating with Chocolate Films to create a short documentary as part of the 1000 Londoners project.  This exciting program creates a unique digital portrait of our city.  It offers an insight into the lives of 1000 people who consider themselves to be Londoners, taking in all ages, religions, race, income, interests and opinions.  Each week, a profile of a Londoner is posted on the home page.  The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well as their own personal photos of London and some answers to crucial questions …

London Center for Book Arts

I attended an inspiring workshop at the London Center for Book Arts.  I was introduced to the letterpress and how to create a simple book. London Center for Book Arts  

Experimenting with colour in screen printing

I returned to London Print Studio to learn about screen printing.  I have been considering combining lithography with screen printing for the new series of pieces I am creating as part of London Creative Network.  I love the bright, flat areas of colour that can be created through this method of printing.  Screen printing is a relatively recent innovation compared to other printmaking processes such as lithography.  Screen printing is a stencil process and can be dated back to ancient times. London Print Studio    

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

Work in progress

Sharing some studio shots of artwork inspired by New Covent Garden Flower Market.  For more information about this project have a look at my earlier blog post: Transplanting the Flower Market.   I shall be exhibiting the finished works during October 2016 as part of  Putney Artists Open House

Autumn Colour

I have been thinking about the amount of colour I use in my work after seeing the vivid autumn shades in the beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum.  These eye-catching brightly coloured trees could be seen from far away.  I have always preferred tonal drawings and previously have opted for a muted colour palette.  I liked the contrast between the dark branches and the brightly coloured leaves.  I would like to explore using these colour pallets in future artwork. Westonbirt Arboretum