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6 month Review Week

Alongside the ABF funding and prize we received back in September, we were asked to present our work to show resolved outcomes, progression and the success with The Step Change Fellowship. So, we curated a small exhibition showcasing all the work we had made, including: the mistakes, the developments and the work in progress. ItContinue reading “6 month Review Week”

CVAN Instagram Takeover

As an emerging artist, trying to develop my professional practice and actively seeking new and exciting opportunities, for both exhibitions and work, CVAN has been a site I regularly visit. When they asked me to do an Instagram Takeover for the week, I felt it was an opportunity to share my daily practice with aContinue reading “CVAN Instagram Takeover”

One in Four – Collaborative Workshops

“One in Four” people suffer with mental health issues within their lifetime. Within my own artistic practice I aim to create discussion about this topic. Myself and Hayley Stokes designed and put together a series of workshops exploring mark-making techniques alongside coping strategies. Using concepts of “Mindfulness Painting,” cognitive defusion, gratitude, yoga and the acceptanceContinue reading “One in Four – Collaborative Workshops”

MPND – “The Good Life”

Mpnd, also known as Modern Painters New Decorators, is an artists-led space running a gallery, studio-space, shop and different projects throughout the year. On this particular occasion they were showcasing work made by local artists, ranging from paintings to sculptural work, exploring township and utopia. Throughout my time studying at Loughborough University I have metContinue reading “MPND – “The Good Life””

“In My Experience” 2020

The private view was a great success and we were all able to talk and interact with others, creating exciting discussions and debates about our current practices. 5 and a Half Years Within this most recent work I have used the mindful, repetitive motion of drawing to cope with my own personal experience with mentalContinue reading ““In My Experience” 2020″

Exhibition Set-up

As part of a small group of Loughborough University Fine Art Graduates we have been planning and putting together the exhibition “In My Experience.” It aims to contemplate the complexities and variations of human experience. Bringing together an array of different practices, drawing on their own personal life events and research into shared experience. EmbraceContinue reading “Exhibition Set-up”

Progress/Process

I have been working on a larger scale drawing recently, as you can understand however it is extremely time consuming. On average each pill packet takes around 8 minutes to draw, and then the pressure on the paper means lots of breaks. But here is a bit of the progress and process so far. I’mContinue reading “Progress/Process”

Paper-making

In between working on my large scale drawing I thought I could take this opportunity to make some paper. Something I have always been intrigued by. It could be interesting to see how the edges of the paper effect the work I have been producing. I made a mixture of both white and black paperContinue reading “Paper-making”

Photo-shop and Selection

After hours and hours of trying to measure out the layout of my next piece and failing. I was able to finally put my photoshop skills to good practice. It felt so exciting to be able to easily move a shape from one place to the next without the worry of spending too much time,Continue reading “Photo-shop and Selection”

Week 11 – Plan

I have spent the last week trying to create plans and templates for a larger scale piece of work. After hours, in fact days, of meticulously measuring out shapes, sadly something didn’t quite match up. Back to the drawing board! It’s important to remember and share these frustrating times, just another hurdle to overcome! HopefullyContinue reading “Week 11 – Plan”

Week 10 – Reflect

I have been working on a smaller scale to try and improve my skills and techniques when using the frottage process. Hoping that through experimentation I would be able to understand, reflect and create a series of resolved drawings on a larger scale. When considering repetition within my work, it is important to understand thatContinue reading “Week 10 – Reflect”

Week 9 – Reflect and Refresh

Some people talk about “writers block,” a time which you struggle to think of different ideas, new concepts. For me, I have the complete opposite issue, I feel like my mind works so much faster than my hands can makes things. I find myself getting excited about new ideas, endless sleepless nights, filling my sketchbookContinue reading “Week 9 – Reflect and Refresh”

Week 8 – Breakthrough

Every now and then I find I need to step back from making constantly and actually think about what I am actually doing, and what it is that I would like to achieve. After experimenting with different shapes within my work, these reminded me of the blister packets for medication, yet another coping mechanism forContinue reading “Week 8 – Breakthrough”

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