The British Association of Art Therapists has an online gallery featuring work from art therapists who are also artists. Three pieces of my work are included, 'Mother Earth Sleeps', watercolour & acrylic paint on cardboard assemblage; ‘This is the Story of How I Came to be’, watercolour & pencil on paper; and ‘Watercolour and Waves, Sighs and Lines’, watercolour, ink, and graphite with digital after-drawing. Prints will be available to buy online at the end of the month.
I’m developing a new piece of work for a day-long intervention along the River Dee in July. I am using draped calico, bundled string, dried mud and natural charcoal to create objects in response to my interactions with the people who visit the work. I use the process of energy exchange between the artist and the viewer as a catalyst to build the work on the day.Read More
Street Level’s third art festival took place this weekend Alexander’s Live in the heart of Chester. The festival is put together by all round ace doodler and artist Stickerman. It was the biggest and best to date and saw a range of artists from different disciplines coming together to paint outside including Mark Wigan, Kiwi PDD, Laughing Crow Design, Russell Kirk & Nikki Pinder. I met lots of wonderful spectators and sold prints of my work.Read More
I'm very happy to be on the shortlisting panel for this year's dot-art schools competition with Ryan Gander and Caroline Wilkinson. The overall judge, Una Meehan, will reveal the winners at an exhibition at The Old Library, Chester.
From the dot-arts website:
Our panel of arts professionals have chosen! Congratulations to the top three shortlisted entries from each school, who have a VOTE NOW button underneath their work, for the public to vote for their favourite entry. The entry which receives the most votes is that school's winner and wins a place in the final exhibition in June. Everyone is welcome to vote online for their favourite shortlisted work. Remember your vote will not be counted unless you confirm your vote when prompted by email. So grab a cup of tea and enjoy browsing all the talented young artists to find your favourite.
New Cheshire exhibition venue for 2019!
For the third annual dot-art Schools Cheshire exhibition we are expanding into a larger space at The Old Library, in Northgate Street, Chester very close to Storyhouse, thanks to a new partnership with Chester Visual Arts (CVA). Chester Visual Arts is a registered charity, which brings internationally acclaimed artists and a new focus on visual arts provision to the City of Chester and the wider region. Their immediate goal is to attract a wide audience for high quality visual arts and build towards the establishment of permanent exhibition space that will present ambitious work from local, national and international artists.
My practice has its roots in expressive art making, in speaking with and through images, and the spontaneous creation of pictures, words and sounds. The urge to create is universal and cyclical. The creative cycle connects moments throughout the day as we make, pause, rest, and make again. The cycle links our waking moments with our sleeping ones through dream work. The creative cycle provides a connection to those around us when we share our work, and speak of it, when our work responds to other work. The cycle must allow for seasonal variations so we do not burn out or wear out.Read More