Archive for July, 2014

Walk the Line

July 22, 2014

I have started a project in collaboration with a poet, James Roberts. We have been on walks around the Ewyas Valley in the Black Mountains, through different landscapes recording our immediate impressions – me through sketching, writing and painting, James through writing and making short films. I have been experimenting with making my own paper to use for sketching/painting using recycled paper and plant material. The results so far have been interesting! I’ve tried embossing and will try laminating objects or words between two sheets of paper. I like the fragile, fragmented quality of the paper as if they’ve been lost and found and are maybe a part of a bigger image.

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Place

July 22, 2014

In March 2014 I showed with artist Vera Boele Keimer at the Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol. We want to find other venues in the future, but this was a chance to see how our work fits together. Vera exhibited some sculptural pieces and prints, and I showed some works on paper, card and small canvases. We called it ‘Place’ as Vera has started making work in response to the place where it is shown, and my work is very much about a specific place in the landscape. We mixed our work up and placed it in unusual positions to make it very different from a conventional hang in a gallery. I was pleased with how our work, though very different, was sympathetic to each other and sparked up an interesting dialogue with colour and mark-making. The show was well received by Jamaica Street Studio artists and other invited guests.

Exibition Space

Strange Light, acrylic on canvas 20x24cm 2014

Strange Light, acrylic on canvas 20x24cm 2014

 

Farmland in Rain, acrylic on paper 22x18cm 2014

Farmland in Rain, acrylic on paper 22x18cm 2014

 

 Disused Landscape, mixed media 25x20cm 2014

Disused Landscape, mixed media 25x20cm 2014

 

Death of the Year, mixed media on card 2014

Death of the Year, mixed media on card 2014

 

Catkins, mixed media on card 20x16cm 2014

Catkins, mixed media on card 20x16cm 2014

 

 Boundaries, 20x15cm mixed media on card 2014

Boundaries, 20x15cm mixed media on card 2014