Stitch 

Well, we are almost at the end of January and the end of the ##sketchjanuary Challenge and I have really enjoyed it. For those of you who don’t know, this is a Twitter challenge where you post a sketch  that you have done every day during the month of January. Today I posted a picture of a textile sketch I am working on. This is acrylic paint on linen with stitching on top. I am using the stitching in place of drawing. My idea is to translate this technique once I have got used to it to more figurative work like portraits.

Stick it

Playing with different designs for my advertising for the show in November. I think I know which I will go for. Which do you like? 

Horse play

A friend recently very generously gave us tickets to the races at Cheltenham. No, I didn’t win any massive amounts sadly but we had a lovely day. As a thank you I did a portrait of his much loved dogs. All digital, the picture is then printed onto water colour paper for added texture. He was pleased with it I’m happy to say.

If you like the idea of this then have a look at my Etsy shop for details of how you can get your own pet portrait.

london buses

You wait for a while….and then three turn up together….I’m getting my work out there….

To the Harwick Gallery Cheltenham where the wonderful ArtShape are holding a travelling exhibition entitled ‘Odyssey’ and I have a piece as part of it. More details are here.

I have had a picture published by Average Art magazine in their October issues and also have one in the November. Very exciting. You can purchase here.

Finally I have started work on a body of work investigating the concept of Failure. It’s working title is #defectus. I can’t say much more so far as I have a couple of applications in the pot for help to realise my ambition. But it will be interesting, I promise. Have a look at my instagram feed for some initial images.

Connected

I started back at university last week. A change to visual communications from fine art. The lectures are mentally hard work but exhilarating. Connections are forming. Watch this space.