Printing with Collage Workshop @rumseg

Participants did a wonderful job embracing the mini collage challenges as warm up exercises, alongside printing, painting, sourcing, tearing, cutting and drawing all leading to a finished block stretched collaged canvas at the end of the day!

British Art Show 8

Great exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery #BAS8. I feel well fed after visiting! Looking forward to popping back for more. Brilliantly curated show. Some pics below of the work I was particularly drawn to, Performance today by Anthea Hamilton: Ant Farms, Sea Paintings: Jessica Warboys, Leaves 2015: sculptures by Magali Reus Consider it a valid job: Ciara Phillips, Diagrams of Love: Marriage of Eyes 2015, Linder. I was mesmerized by Mikhail Karikis, Children of Uniquiet 2013-14 #inspired #artistonthefringe #southampton 

Southampton City Art Gallery

 John Piper Ca' d'Oro

John Piper Ca' d'Oro

 John Piper (Ca' d'Oro detail)

John Piper (Ca' d'Oro detail)

 John Piper (Ca' d'Oro, detail)

John Piper (Ca' d'Oro, detail)

 John Piper (Ca' d'Oro, detail)

John Piper (Ca' d'Oro, detail)

I had a fantastic time this morning visiting my local art gallery Southampton City Art Gallery . Such a variety of paitnings to view. I particularly loved Jane Joseph's black and white charcoal drawings and etchings from the 'Seeing The Space' collection. Beautiful mark making and movement within her compositions. I was thrilled to see a selection of John Piper's paintings too, especially Ca' d' Oro, stunning, vivid, hauntingly beautiful yet eery. So many layers, depth and mark making techniques in this piece, printing, texture, pattern, drawing. Definitely inspired to create today!

Mottisfont at Christmas!

A lovely time had with family visiting Mottisfont Abbey today. A great Scrooge trail for the kids to follow and a beautiful winter (ish) walk around the gardens with quite a few buds appearing! Again drawn to the stark, haunting and beautiful appearance of the trees, their branches, the views, the land and the beautiful house showcasing its stone, distress, texture and heritage!


A Collage of Collages at Rum's Eg, Romsey!

A lovely day with student's spent glueing, sorting, layering and printing for creating collages at Rum's Eg Gallery, Romsey

Painting this wkd for @ccwinch #ccwokefield

I was invited to paint for Winchester, Christchurch during their conference at Wokefield Park, Reading. A fantastic, inspiring weekend of 'tasting and seeing'. The painting was done in stages at various points throughout the weekend.

 Friday evening. Inspiration: Isaiah 43:1 "...Do not fear for I have redeemed you: I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you..."

Friday evening. Inspiration: Isaiah 43:1 "...Do not fear for I have redeemed you: I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you..."

 Saturday morning...

Saturday morning...

  Saturday afternoon, stencilling tree

Saturday afternoon, stencilling tree

 Saturday afternoon, tree and anchor

Saturday afternoon, tree and anchor

 Sunday morning

Sunday morning

40dayscreative

Inspired by Lauren Dawson and #40dayscreative although a little late, I'm aiming to contribute a sketch, painting, drawing or photograph and generally embrace a bit of creativity intentionally every day for 40 days! Despite designing and creating being my work, each day can get caught up with administration duties and looking after my children! So even if it's a splash of paint for a day, I'll be on a mission... posts will be here, my Facebook page, Instagram and Creativefor40days so there's no escape :)

 'Treasure Within' #40dayscreative

'Treasure Within' #40dayscreative

 #Iris #drawing #tobefinished #40dayscreative

#Iris #drawing #tobefinished #40dayscreative

 'Making a start' #40dayscreative

'Making a start' #40dayscreative

 'Standing on the rock' #40dayscreative 

'Standing on the rock' #40dayscreative 

 'Captured by creation'  #40dayscreative #hengistburyhead #coldwalks

'Captured by creation'  #40dayscreative #hengistburyhead #coldwalks