Category Archives: Behind The Scenes

Meet The Artists

Green Door, an arts organisation based in the south lakes recently commissioned a series of video shorts called Meet The Artists. I was interviewed by the film maker Shaun Blezard, who specialises in music and creative technology (the iPad is his instrument of choice – running apps like ThumbJam, Samplr, Borderlands and SQRT). He also […]

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Space2Create Collaboration…progress & completion (part 6)

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Space2Create Collaboration… (part 5)

Here’s further progress updates to the painting…more stencilled starling layers of progressively darkening grey. During these layers I noticed that some of the stencils appear to be a single starling depicted at different moments in flight, cutting through space/sky. I intended the stencils to be more dense to the bottom left corner, but have been […]

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Space2Create Collaboration…progress (part 4)

Each week, Wednesday is my time to spend in my studio, a little midweek oasis of creative activity! This week ‘Studio Wednesday‘ as I like to call it was punctuated with a lunchtime wild swim at Gurnal Dubs near Kendal. The weather was amazing and we could have easily spend the rest of the day […]

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Space2Create Collaboration…progress (part 3)

In my last blog of this thread I posted some photographs of the background layers I’ve been working on. In this post I’d like to share some more images of the progress I’ve made. The background layers were created using very loose brushwork with a relatively wide paint brush. The layers and brush strokes that […]

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Space2Create Collaboration…progress (part 2)

I have now received the piece of creative writing to use as a starting point to work into a painting. I’m not sure I’m able to publish the written work yet, so won’t include it here until I hear back. I had already started the background work for a painting, which will now lend itself […]

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Do we really need Gesso?

In short yes, but depending on what paint you are using there may be an alternative to canvas or linen if you prefer fabric supports. According to Liquitex, “Surface Preparations are used to seal, prime and add tooth (for color adhesion) to all surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper and metal. This same preparation is […]

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