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”

“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”

“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”

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 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 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”

Week 7 – Venice Biennale

ABF offered a travel grant to help enhance my artistic practice. I wanted to ensure I made the most of this opportunity to broaden my knowledge and understanding of art today. After visiting The Venice Biennale in October 2017, I was inspired and excited about both the artwork and the methods of display within theContinue reading “Week 7 – Venice Biennale”