time flies

I’ve had such a busy summer I’m practically tripping over myself as I realise it’s October already! playing with colour and texture,  marrying linocuts with paint, paper and ink. here is a selection of linocut prints from the last 3 months

I’ve been looking at composition, and making studies with ink, chalk and charcoal

I’ve done some painting too and this is my favourite from the summer’s easel

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not feeling good

earlier this year one of my daughters was in hospital for two months. I couldn’t help her but  I could draw, as always,  and I think it supported her to see me doing something that comes naturally in this unnatural situation. happily she is recovered and well again.

this series of drawings resulted in some print work which when assembled on the studio wall created a complete piece. addressing the concept of the  tried and tested medical treatment meted out on a daily basis, used to mend a body and bring it back to full health, with pattern pieces used repeatedly to create a fully wearable garment. a basic formula, like the repeated image of the hand with a cannula printed onto dressmaking pattern pieces. the pieces as random as the bodies the medical treatment attends to.

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romance of the usual

Ernest Hemingway said ‘live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual’.   for me, there is a lot more romance in the ‘usual’.             here are some recent painting and drawings about that.

in the garden

I found a shady spot in the garden and looked at the agapanthus for an afternoon in July.

The New York Optimist

delighted to be featured in The New York Optimist today!

in the garden

lovely June days and a little time to sit  in the garden. the rabbits have left me a few plants, mainly the ones that are too tall for them to treat as a buffet lunch!

adventures in the material world

Happy to be included in the Material World,  2 part exhibition curated by  Shizico Yi, talented and energetic champion of the arts. wonderful to have an image in the catalogue (Catherine, ink and charcoal, from my ‘resting eyes’ series)  with a write up about my work, by Imogen Eveson

wanna be resting eyes. some quick studies in my sketchbook that may become drawings or paintings in this series.

night driving. I drew what I remembered from the night before. charcoal and gouache on paper

new year, new work

an oil self portrait study,  drawings in charcoal and a painting of Theresa, another of an orchid and a new subject for the resting eyes series