Inspiration

A finished series..Vintage Dolls

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A finished series: ‘Vintage Dolls’ … simply back to the source of my muse…the Doll!

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Now for scanning and framing!

Acrylic, emulsion, gesso, ink and collage on paper.

 

Afternoon at the Saatchi Gallery

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Had  great afternoon at the Saatchi Gallery on Thursday, completely blown away by this installation piece by Rafael Gomezbarros…..it’s conjured up images in my head of a multitude of dolls covering the walls of a gallery……something to think about……..

Saatchi Gallery

 

Berlin…..INSPIRATION

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Saturday night I arrived back from a week’s holiday in Berlin; I must have this tattooed on my forehead but a break away from the tread-mill can be hugely inspirational.

After five days of admiring architecture, museum & gallery visits and buying a hoard of kitsch doll print products to make my flat even more ‘off the wall’ I just sat down and wrote an action plan for 2014; so many of my old dreams have been re-visited, all I’m going to give away is: product application & Space Doll family………..watch this space!

 

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‘off the s{h}elf ‘ – My Sketchbook.

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I shall be exhibiting one of my sketchbooks into the ‘Off The Shelf’ exhibition:

http://offdshelf.wordpress.com/

‘Off the shelf: the self and subjectivity in the artist’s book’ is an exhibition dedicated to various expressions of subjectivity in artist’s publications. It aims to bring together contributions from a variety of formats and editions that consider the self in the artist’s book.

The exhibition will focus on the contemporary publications and welcomes submissions from a wide range of genres, including: handmade books, object-books, sculptural books, altered books, installation books, photobooks, photozines, print-on-demand books, zines, serial editions (artists’ magazines), multimedia books and ebooks. Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Self-portraits as self-analysis
  • Archival practices of the self
  • Family albums and personal narratives
  • Gender and feminist narratives
  • Queer identities
  • Auto-biography and fictional biographies
  • Sexualities and space
  • Performance of the self
  • Travel book and diasporic strategies’

My sketchbooks are an integral part of the thought and development process of my work, I carry a sketchbook everywhere and always re-use ideas.

The book which I have submitted has been continued with for several years, holding original drawings of my Fashion Dolls to gallery sketches/research drawings and written technical notes and ideas.

It really is a personal insight into my thought process and where it all comes from.

Private view: Friday December 7 18:00-21:00

Open: Saturday 8th–Sunday 9th December 12:00-18:00

Stockwell Studios

McCall Close, Jeffreys Road London SW46QU.

London Fashion Week.

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Not long now till London Fashion Week, what better excuse to create some new Fashion Illustrations, here are a few of my favourite designer pieces which would make fantastic drawings (I’ll definately be using the shapes,print and styling for inspiration)

David Koma:

  

Eley Kishimoto:

Paul Smith:

Country Escape

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I went for a small holiday in Aldeburgh (Wed-Sat) which involved lots of long walks along the beach and in the countryside, I feel completely refreshed and raring to embark on some creative work!

I think I’ll incorporate images of the quirky little houses into my illustrations.

Easter Cards

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I’m just browsing at Easter cards online, Paperchase never fail to inspire me with their collections.