A while ago I sent a fan mail to Edward at It’s Not Funny saying how impressed I was at the way he was approaching Parkinson’s advocacy. Little did I think we would wind up with a collaboration like this one. I am thrilled to have been involved in this and I hope we can together open…
And for my encore…
So, it’s been a week since my episodes of Channel 4’s Drawers Off were aired. Overall, it was lovely to see the final edits, I was heartened to see that my work was comparable to the other (excellent) artists and that 3rd parties unknown to me (ie not my partner or my friends) liked and…
Her off the telly
Life drawing is enjoying a bit of a moment. Lockdown brought us internet phenomenon Portrait Artist of the Week and lots of small art groups and studios have widened their audience by running regular online sessions. The BBC did Life Drawing Live! And Channel 4 of course had Drawers Off! And it returns on Monday…
I have just returned from Venice and a few days wandering around the 59th art biennale. The last time I got to go was back in 2017. I went in November 2019 only to be stopped by the dramatic floods caused by the Aqua Alta and then Covid stopped the 2021 shows. Overall it was…
I can only tell my story
2022 is the start of a new project for me. I have had a lot of time to consider what having young onset Parkinson’s and other health issues really means to me and mine. And I have come to the conclusion that it is increasingly important to me that I focus my efforts on a…
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…
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.
A good discussion today which will lead to interesting things I am sure. For now, I get the chance to reflect on how easy life can be when you decide to just forget about classification, forget about received wisdom and go with your gut. Slightly terrifying at times granted, but ultimately it is the path…
Colour is my thing. I supersaturate my photos. Instagram hums with the Reds and pinks I use, sharpened by a zing of turquoise or yellow. Here are some images from the past few days that encapsulate my colour tendencies these days. Thoughts?
Do you sketch? If you do, do you sketch every day? It’s totally addictive. I used to take a paperback with me if I knew I was going somewhere that involved a wait. Nowadays I bring my lovely Venetian Fabriano sketchbook with me everywhere. And I use it. And I find that practice, while not making…