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Hoarding Commission

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So excited and delighted with the unveiling of the “Olympic Park Fauna and Flora” hoarding created in collaboration with myself, Rosetta Art Centre and Children from Chobham Academy.

The collaged animals were created by children in years 3,4,5 and 6 in a series of workshops which I facilitated, I’ve then traced sing Adobe Illustrator and popped onto an illustrated background.

The piece has been commissioned by Taylor Wimpey and will be on permanent display in the Olympic Park (Stratford).

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Book of Anthologies

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Finally beating the creative block…first page of the book of anthologies for my final MA  piece coming along nicely.

“My daughter has Flat Pig. A toy I was not fond of as it is visually lacking. She was given it when she was born. It is still loved very much and she is now 10 years old. Among all the cute teddies and other cuddlies for me it was an odd bond. However, now I love it too. Flat Pig still lacks for me any visual impact but as she loves it so much and when i look at it i see beyond the toy and can visualise her playing, cuddling, chatting to it. I will also confess Flat Pig has stood the test of time among all the toys we own. I have put him away to give cute teddy a chance and hope she bonds with my favourite bear among her bears. Only days later to be asked by a very worried face ‘ I can’t find Flat Pig’ and had I seen it. I can post his picture later too. He is currently being cuddled by her fast asleep arms.

When asked why he is so special I was simply told ‘ …because he is Flat Pig’. In a way that also said ‘…can’t believe you asked me that, can’t you see it!?’.”

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‘My Flat Pig’

Commissions

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Beautiful hand collaged birds created by 7 & 8 year olds in a recent workshop I facilitated for a large-scale commission piece.
I am now tracing the drawings on Illustrator (40 of them by hand) to create a large composition print which will go up in a public space (I’ll reveal all after next Wednesday).

But I just think the children’s work looks so lovely and the crisp lines created from tracing give them a really graphic, clean edge..I’m so happy and excited by the unfolding results!

 

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Laser-cut jewellery collaboration

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I’ve recently been collaborating with super talented Fashion designer and friend Ani Passarelli, to bring you a bespoke handmade jewellery range.
Pieces from this collection are illustrations which have been laser-cut from plywood, hand painted back and come on a high quality gold plated chain or leather cord.

Anyway here’s our flying duck (he’s the only one left) he’s available here.

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Fabric painting class for children

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Every Saturday (until next week as we finish for the year) I teach Art on the Saturday school programme for Newham based 8-12 year olds at Rosetta Art Centre.

We’ve had a fantastically rich six months, covering ceramics, drawing, painting techniques, mixed media, ceramics and last Saturday had splendid results; we worked as a team and painted large-scale Aboriginal inspired animals onto a banner.

I think it looks fantastic…

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Textile banner

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Here is the result of  four print and embroidery workshops with ‘the knit and chat’ group at Splash Arts. The theme running through each of the sessions was WW2, women’s role during the war and influencing female fashion from the 30’s to the 50’s.

In the class we explored screen-printing, mono-printing, appliqué and hand-embroidery and participants created individual samples each week on our theme…it was great fun!

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My first Narrative

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Hi everyone, my apologies for being so quiet of late, I have been studying for an Illustration MA and between studying and teaching I have been working non-stop up until now.

Anyway, below is a look at my first ever narrative project (a story aimed at girl’s aged 7-9) called ‘Kitty And The Crocodile’, it is a story of friendship and acceptance, designed to be emotive and sweet.

After I finish my course in September it is my aim to publish it as an e-book and a one-off, sensory textile book with hand embellishment.

It still needs a bit of development and extra pages, but here’s a trailer…

‘Kitty And The Crocodile’

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