Album Cover Design : Self Directed Brief

Yesterday I game myself a little challenge to push myself, first off I wanted to try to paint a room – my style typically revolves around a close up image of a face or an object, and secondly I wanted to try and create an imaginary album cover design. Below is the stages of painting,…

Complaint

Thomas Hoccleve’s Complaint After they brought in the summer wheat, And the fall began misting the land over, Robbing the trees of leaves, Turning everything that was once fecund and green Into pale yellowness, Dead and rotten under foot, Change sank into my heart. You must always remember That nothing lasts forever. There is nothing…

Why You Should Go To Art School (Or Not…)

This week after three (four if you count foundation) years at art school – well, university, I received my final classification and lo and behold I got that illusive First Class Honours. I have to say it has not been breezy, not that I ever anticipated it would be, even though it’s not medical science…

Bittersweet

“What am I going to do with all these things if I can never pack them away?” Courtney Peppernell, Pillow Thoughts  

Inspirations

This week I have been pondering my next project, I’m desperate for something to really explore and delve into. My starting process for projects is usually a form of literature, to drive some new work I’ve picked out a few books that I am going to use and see where I end up. I have…

Beginnings

The start of this week saw my final hand in at university, it’s felt a little bittersweet overall, now the initial relief has passed I’m starting to get a little restless. I have a few little goals in mind for the next few months and I’m hoping to expand my portfolio start to build a…

Grow Where You Are Planted

In the midst of current deadline stress I have been adjusting a few things ready for the relaunch of my online shop at the end of June, here is a sneak peek of one of the products I will be adding…. It is a biodegradable ceramic cast seed kit, that will grow flowers just by adding…

Plant Huntress

A few little snippets of my book Plant Huntress, a poem/short story inspired by Jeanne Baret accompanied by drypoint etched imagery and real pressed flowers.