Originally the Artworks have been hand illustrated by me and coloured by adults and children during my Interactive Art workshops (which were held to raise funds for charities Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer).
I’ve spent several days cleaning up the images on photoshop, altering the contrast levels and cleaning the background of marks, but striving to keep the pictures as close to the originals as possible, showing both the precise intricate patterns onto the characters garments and the ‘outside the lines’ colouring and scribbles from the little ones who got involved….
These three will be produced as framed, A1 Giclee prints
So the last twelve months I’ve been updating lots on my Interactive Wallpaper Project, in which I’ve hand Illustrated a roll of wallpaper, taking it around London Galleries and Spaces including: Debut Contemporary, CGP Gallery and Free Space Gallery asking members of the public to colour in or paint the characters.
I’ve now set up a Just Giving Page in which people can name a character in honour a loved one or indeed themselves as a lasting tribute to everyone whose fought Cancer. In return for the donation I will name a character of you choice after that person, or for a donation of fifteen pounds I will Illustrate that person onto the wallpaper by hand.
The two completed rolls of wallpaper will be exhibited at a solo show at Free Space Gallery in February 2015.
I lost my dear Stepfather Tim to Bowel Cancer in 2009 and now want to put my creative energy into a project to help others and to honour Tim.
Read my story here and please do share and get involved x
As a child with my Mum and Tim
Thursday morning I held my second ‘Interactive Art Event’ at Free Space Gallery. The first workshop was held on a Thursday evening bringing in a viewers of the A41 project and the second on Thursday morning during surgery times (‘Free Space Gallery‘ is part of Kentish Town Health Centre). Thank you to all who came along, you really brought helped brig the wallpaper to life and a huge thank you to those who donated to Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer.
The ‘Stress Busting Colouring’ workshops at CGP Gallery (every Friday of Summer 11-4 pm) are going fantastically, often with the same participants coming back weekly…and the wallpaper is looking AMAZING….i love how every adult and child add something completely new to this Artwork:
I’m also going to be holding a workshop with the painted wallpaper at Free Space Gallery (Kentish Town Health Centre) on Thursday 21st August 2014 (6-9 pm) to raise awareness & funds for Breast Cancer Care & Beating Bowel Cancer:
please come along and get involved…it’s for a great cause and as I’m always told ‘hugely therapeutic’: