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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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Space2Create Collaboration (part 1)

As part of Green Door Artists in Cumbria, I recently received an email newsletter with a link to a new project being run by Space2Create. ‘We firmly believe in the benefits of being creative as part of a group. For anyone who has found themselves isolated or excluded while experiencing long term physical or mental […]

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Reworked – 27 June to 1 Sept 2013 – First Exhibition at Experience Barnsley Museum

Last month I was commissioned by the soon to open Experience Barnsley Museum to make a piece of art inspired by a recently discovered photo album from the Victorian period. Here are some more details from the promotional material for the upcoming exhibition. “Reworked is the first temporary exhibition to take place in the new […]

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Inspiration Comes From Many Sources – OBTRUSIV Magazine Q&A feature on my artwork.

I was recently asked by the online magazine www.obtrusiv.com if they could feature me and my artwork on their site. I said yes of course! I found the process of answering specific questions about my work to be useful and rewarding. It’s not essential for artists to be able to articulate themselves in relation to […]

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Inspiration Comes From Many Sources – Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita.

A few years ago I happened to be wandering around Tate St Ives. This was at a phase in my life where I had started to become interested in visual art, but wasn’t sure how this would develop. In a room full of pop art examples, I was drawn to the work of Sister Corita. […]

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From Bester to Beck – Our Past Is Our Future?

There’s been a notion festering at the back of my mind for a while. At what point does the supposed ideal presented to us of faster, better and easier collapse in on itself like a hastily built structure? Step forward to suggest that doing something slower and committing to something that takes time and effort […]

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