Month: November 2013

Colourful Art workshops

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I absolutely love this colourful, naively drawn artwork created by a year 5 student in my afterschool Mixed Media Art workshop; the students have been drawing a selection of vintage and modern toys from different angles, first using oil pastels, next fluorescent acrylic paints and next week adding in more detail using intricate collage techniques to depict detail, so we will be using a range of processes and skills learned onto one piece for a number of weeks:

Veronica Rowlands Art workshops yr 5

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CPG Gallery Annual Open #29

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On Wednesday I saw one of my ‘Surreal Fashion Doll’ series up at CPG Gallery for the first time: http://www.cgplondon.org/– where it is being exhibited as part of the Annual Open #29.

The Exhibition finishes on Sunday 1st December so I strongly recommend going along for a look; it is a wonderful exhibition showcasing over 350 Artists work, with a hugely diverse range of styles and mediums.

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Interactive Art event in aid of Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer 2.

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Saturday was my ‘Interactive Art Event’ in aid of Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer (this was the second I’ve held to develop the wallpaper).

The day was an enormous success (even more so than my last in September) Debut Contemporary Gallery was buzzing with people of all ages wanting to be involved with developing the Art piece, the colours from the Chilli installation by Toni Gallagher shone down on the wallpaper from above giving the window space at Debut a warm, cosy feel and the Farrow & Ball paints complemented the Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer pink balloons beautifully.

I aim to hold one more to complete the wallpaper; it will then be exhibited and sold with all profits being split between charities Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer.

I want to say a huge thank you to the Representatives of Beating Bowel Cancer for coming along and getting involved with the painting, Farrow & Ball for so kindly supporting the event by donating the paint, fellow Artist Susana Lopez for helping organise the event and taking wonderful photographs of the day and Debut Contemporary for all their help and giving me this opportunity.

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‘Kill Your Darlings’ Cup up Exhibition.

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Apologies for not updating for a while, I’ve just had the busiest (highly exciting) few weeks I’ll start by telling you about Thursday! Last week I created a submission for the ‘KYD Cut Up competition’ (‘Kill you Darlings’ is a new film out which stars Daniel Radcliffe) https://www.facebook.com/KYDFilmUK?ref=ts&fref=ts
the creative brief for the competition was to create an Artwork using the ‘Cup-up’ technique.
I wanted to use this brief for a new Artwork which focuses around the main concept but still sits perfectly with my other ‘Fashion Doll’ series.
Here is my final Artwork:

‘The Cut up Doll’;

Veronica Rowlands The Cut Up Doll copy

I have created this piece by tearing & cutting up newsprint and a poetry book, collaging it onto canvas between layers of gesso; which gives the background text a ghostly appearance. I traced over certain words in the text using Indian ink, and painted areas with acrylics to map the transition of the text into the final Artwork.

The Doll is reminiscent of childhood innocence away from the starkness of adulthood; I aim to give the viewer a sense of nostalgia, incorporating the ‘Cut Up’ concept into my art.

To my delight I received an email last Tuesday informing me that I was one of the winners and was invited to attend an evening reception at a 5* London Hotel with the other winners and Daniel Radcliffe last Thursday. At 8pm we promptly made our way to Waterloo to watch our Artworks be projected onto a building next to Waterloo Station along with advertisements for the ‘Kill your Darlings’ movie. It was truly magical and surreal watching my work be projected at that scale. The projections continued over the weekend at Shoreditch High Street Station and Camden Lock.

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Interactive Art event feautured in the Hill Resident.

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I was very excited to see my second Interactive Art event featured in the Hill Resident:

The Hill Resident

 

 

 

Off the wallpaper………development.

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This morning I finished off two new pictures; the initial illustrations are taken from ink drawings on my Interactive Wallpaper, which I have gone on to trace and colour using Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, what excites me so much about this project is how each individual black & white Illustration has so much potential and can be developed in a multitude of different ways.

Spot the lady from the wallpaper…………. developed with an Art Nouveau edge.

Veronica Rowlands Interactive Wallpaper

Veronica Rowlands Dogs & Owners

Veronica Rowlands Interactive Wallpaper 2

Queen of Kitsch card copy