So in the time between my last post and now, I have spent a summer working the very boring life of a retail worker, taken the odd camping trip to the coast and have moved to Budapest. I am here for my year abroad and moved on September 19th and cannot get enough of this … More Budapest, Hungary
A brief overview of some of the recent sketchbook work I produced in the run up to the exhibition.
Initially, the theme of the group was dark, things that were a bit uncertain. We grouped together to do crits so we could better get to know the way each other worked and what ideas we each had for the exhibition. The theme still seemed to fit so we continued to explore it. The more … More Weight and Wonder
I managed to make successful process with my exhibition project. The whole concept was nerve-wracking yet exciting. One of the first issues was finding a group in which I felt I could fit into with my work. As I have been working on a number of different avenues within the same project ideas over the … More Empty Spaces, City Shapes
After going outside into the landscape I decided to focus on the indoors. Coming from the exploration of the windows and the outside/inside experience of my white cube experiments I decided to move inside. The first piece was inspired from a drawing I had done back in January. It was drawn from a photo that showed my … More Unconventional Still Life
I decided I would begin to expand the abstract, colour focused paintings I had been producing. I wanted to go back to the idea of the city and explore how I could pull this into the paintings. On one of my many train journey’s around the country, I found myself on one in particular that … More ‘White Cube’
When I was exploring this project idea was around the time I saw Guillermo del Toro’s latest film The Shape of Water. Like I am so often inspired in my art by literature, I find cinema has the same effect. Del Toro’s film was a beautiful piece of art that was a true gem and the … More The Shape of Water
Another project idea I was exploring was colour in nature. Since I had one side focused on the exploration of shapes in the landscape, I decided to explore the other factor: that of colour. My favourites overall were the following: However, they were painted landscape, as nature inspired scapes, however I prefer them portrait, as … More Abstraction in colour