I am really pleased to be able to share that some of my work is now being sold via two Hampshire Art Gallery’s. The Wild Art Gallery in Wickham near Fareham owned by the amazing wildlife artist Sarah Featherstone … Continue reading
Several of my willow sculptures and paintings are on show at the Shine exhibition which opened during the first week of November, the exhibition has not gone online for the rest of the month. They are planning to reopen again … Continue reading
Such a colossal effort from the museum to have so many contributions to an amazing project. I can’t wait to visit and see the exhibition in the flesh when they reopen.
I love meeting people and I would normally be very busy at the moment attending art exhibitions and shows. Alongside many other artist and creative, I have been exploring new ways to connect with people I am needing to adapt … Continue reading
I had an interesting day overwhelming in many ways, it’s hard to know where to start from there is no much visual stimulus the colours are amazing s.
The head gardener has shown me some willow, there is a limited resource and I’m loath to use too much but I need to start somewhere, and allow myself to just play and experiment”
I tend to work with dried willow as it shrinks so much so working with live willow brings its own challenges, it doesn’t hold its self so well together,
I decided to leave the leaves on for now and I’m just enjoying playing with shape and form there’s something really engaging about working with raw materials . as they’re even less predictable but that’s part of the challenge.
I thought that id make a little video I’m new to doing this but thought that it would be interesting to show you what I’ve been doing as photos don’t really capture it
In the beginning
My first day working in the gardens ( 26th September )
I spent my first hours with furzy staff, meeting a few of the volunteers. There is something special about spaces such as this which is so tangible that you can feel it that entices people to stay and be part of it
A space for tranquillity, time to be part of something that is important and worthwhile.
Id already met with the head gardener who had said that he was happy for me to create different things around the garden, I knew that it would take me time to become familiar with the space so I decided to something simple, so much of creating new work for me is to allow myself time to play and just get into the creative experience so as I love the colours of the leaves especially the varying shades of reds and golds,
Creating simple swirls and circles, large petal shapes and mounds under one of the rhododendron.
I find such starkness enticing. as I was working for some young families with children walked past, curiosity got the better of them and they asked me what I was doing
We spoke about the pleasurable act of creating patterns with leaves and found materials, one of the ladies was particularly interested in what I was doing and asked me if I’ve made the colourful shape under the tree, she said that they’ve been trying to guess what it was, I encouraged them to do have a go themselves
News I am really pleased to be able to share that I have been awarded a talent development grant from a space’ arts, the funds will enable me to work with a mentor and photographer to help me to record … Continue reading
Wev’e now moved into the top floor of the Dancing Man Brewery in the old part of the original city, its such a fantastic venue which started life as a medieval warehouse and has been a tax collection venue which … Continue reading