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.

Experimental Drawing Workshop

I so enjoyed teaching tallented students in spectaular surroundings.  We had a really fun day exploring all sorts of mark making including drawing with both hands at the same time, using pencils attached to long sticks and experimenting with wire.  I am delighted to have been invited to return and give another workshop on 14th April 2018. Venue: Chapel Cottage Studio, Llanddewi Rhydderch, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 9TT  

Round Tower, Black Swan, Frome

Wonderful to be exhibiting with the SGFA in the dynamic Black Swan Gallery in Frome.  The Society of Graphic Fine Art – The Drawing Society is the only national society in the UK dedicated exclusively to drawing.  Founded in 1919, the Society promotes fine drawing skills in both traditional and contemporary media. Today, they have more than 130 elected members across Britain, consisting of professional artists from all areas of the art world who work in all drawing and printmaking media. Exhibition Dates: 4 March – 25 March Venue: Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset BA11 1BB

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    

Prints in progress

I was awarded a place on the artist development professional program called London Creative Network.  My intention was to translate my drawings into print.  I chose to learn about the lithographic process because I like the rich velvet lines and varied tonal qualities that could be created.  I really enjoy the different steps involved in creating a lithograph – processing the stone, drawing directly onto limestone, etching and printing.  I found the stone to be a wonderful material to draw upon.  It is cold to touch but then warms up. The grease pencils easily leave a mark and glide on …

Exploring Lithography

As part of my collaboration with London Creative Network I am creating a series of original prints.  The quality of line created using Lithography printing caught my eye in Paris when viewing prints created by Toulouse-Lautrec.  The rich, velvet, tonal lines that are communicated in each print intrigued me.  It was wonderful to draw upon stone and create a print lithography.  The process is based on the principle that oil and water do not mix.  Special drawing materials with high grease content, similar to materials used for drawing are applied onto a surface which is then chemically altered so that …

Draw 16

Draw 16, I am so pleased to have three drawings accepted by the Society of Graphic Fine Art for their Annual exhibition.  More than 200 works of art by artists, illustrators and printmakers around the country are on display.  It is an inspiring show that explores drawing in the broadest of terms. Exhibition Dates: 3-15 October, PV 4 October 6-8pm.  Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU. Society of Graphic Fine Artists  

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