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ArtCore – Paper Weaving

A little something you probably don’t know about me. Yes, teaching is an incredibly important part of my practice. Yes, this has become mainly focused on aspects of art which can help with mental health. However, my first ever workshop I delivered was over in Haiti to a group of secondary school students! Wow, wasContinue reading “ArtCore – Paper Weaving”

“Make and Accept”

I have been working alongside LU Arts to deliver an exciting series of Facebook Live workshops. These workshops focus on key elements of my practice, the influences of art on mental health and different mindfulness techniques within drawing itself. I have extended this into different forms within this particular workshop, with the emphasis being onContinue reading ““Make and Accept””

LU Arts Online Live Workshop

The idea of sitting infront of a camera and talking to a camera I have always found very overwhelming and frightening. However, by creating live workshops that other people are able to react and comment during the session it relieved my anxiety about this. I can honestly say, I thoroughly enjoyed this and would likeContinue reading “LU Arts Online Live Workshop”

Art and Well-being

During these uncertain times, many creatives have put together small activities for people to do at home. Creating new and exciting ways of learning, creating artistic communities and workshops. I have been working alongside LU Arts, and I have created an arts and well-being page on my website. Using different processes which I have personallyContinue reading “Art and Well-being”

Response to Corona Virus

After I have left my studio and I am currently trying to set up a space in my room to work from home, I have been using this time to carefully to research different ways to respond to the current epidemic. It seems wrong to ignore what is going on in the world right now,Continue reading “Response to Corona Virus”

CVAN – Meet The Artist

As part of the Instagram takeover with CVAN East Midlands, myself and my fellow artist Emily Hett were asked to take part in an interview. To discuss our current practice and question the key aspects of our work. Narrowing down key ideas and concepts, as well as photographs to portray what our practice is reallyContinue reading “CVAN – Meet The Artist”

Collaborative Practice

It’s been a week since lock down and wow a few things have changed. I have been extremely impressed by the adaptations that have been quickly been enforced within the art world. Galleries have closed, studios have closed, but yet there have been more visible art collaborations within the last week than I have seenContinue reading “Collaborative Practice”

“Reflect” – Exhibition

Showcasing work made since October 2019 – March 2020. Exploring the ability of art and effects on mental health, regarding drawing practice. = Medication TracesGraphite and Charcoal on Paper, 42.0 x 59.4cm, 2019-2020 Five and a Half YearsGraphite and Charcoal on Paper, 150 x 200cm and 150 x 120cm, 2020 Repititive Gestures 1, 2, 3.(1)OilContinue reading ““Reflect” – Exhibition”

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″

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