A few months ago I saw a Call for Entries that looked particularly exciting. It was to collaborate with The University of Bath through Edge Arts Bath, on a science and art project. My submission video is here. https://vimeo.com/271723048?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=28749 The starting point for the painting came from the 1445 Giovanni di Paolo (di Grazia) paiting, “The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise”. I pitched the idea to Edge Arts Bath of creating an oil on board version, using the same basic compositional elements but exploring the theme of microbiology. For my Visions of Science Art Bursary I…
I’ve recently moved house, which has resulted in acquiring and being gifted lots of objects, furniture etc. I’ve always wanted to try decoupage and decided this would be the perfect opportunity. Starting with a wooden coffee table, I painted the table white using chalk paint, leaving the top blank. The next stage was to take out the drawer I wanted to try découpage on the inside first (in case it went wrong!). Thé top wasn’t level so I added in a piece of card and then levelled with gesso. Onto the fun bit! My friend has prior experience in all…
Had some great news from the Addenbrookes show that both the “Agony in the Garden” collages have sold. I’m really happy they are on their way to a new home.
Continuing the tree series this one is themed around St. Francis, birds and animals. It’s acrylic paint pens with ink pens on grey acrylic primed paper, 70x100cm.
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Hannah Hoch Samuel Gomez
Australian Aborigine Art Rembrandt Van Rijn Georges Seurat
Elisabeth le Brun Kumi Yamashita
Artemisia Gentileschi Alberto Giacometti
Iranian Qajar Art
Fauvism Henri Matisse Albert Marquet Georges Rouault Andre Derain
Korean Folk Art
John Singer Sargent
Léonard Foujita (Fujita Tsuguharu, 1886 – 1968) Paula Rego
The Courtauld Institute houses the fantastic ‘Adam and Eve’ by Lucas Cranach the Elder. I drew from it some years ago, a quick pencil study which has been at the bottom of my sketchbook gathering dust. It was when I drew from Cranach’s National Gallery Venus and Cupid painting that I remembered my previous love of this one. What draws me to Cranach the Elder is the bizarre forms of the figures and the composition of the elongated shapes. I looked at my sketch, a detail from the centre of the painting and wanted to continue with my collage series…
Feeling frosty today!
Playing around with the Byzantine theme I thought about where angel fish creatures would live and made them a digital world to swim and fly in.
Festive angel in Christmas colours. I looked at lots of Byzantine images to create this side facing angel. It’s a mix of coloured pencil on paper and digital retouching.
Thoman Moran James McNeill Whistler Winslow Homer Paul Klee Georgia O’Keefe Jia Li
Elizabeth Blackadder Diana Armfield Bernard Dunstan
Getting into the Christmas Spirit with this Byzantine inspired design.
Claude Monet (1840 -1926) Berthe Morisot (1841–1895) Helen Frankenthaler (1928 – 2011) Jackson Pollock (1912 – 1956) Lee Krasner (1908 – 1984)
Svetlana Cameron Mary Cassatt Edouard Manet
Jean Etienna Liotard Odilon Redon Jian Wu
Jean Marc Nattier David Hockney Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Anthony Connolly Fabio Cembranellli
Akash Bhatt (b. 1972) Salvador Dali (1904 -1989) Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640)
Winslow Homer (1836 -1910) Albrecht Durer (1471 – 1528) William Blake (1757 – 1827)