Tag Archives: Arts

Big Chief

One of a selection of new pictures I have done in the last few weeks. I’ve been trying to contain my art into A4 sheets its proved quite hard and has resulted in a lot of images. If you click on the image it will take you to the Facebook gallery of the new art

First Cut – Paper at the Cutting Edge is coming to Southampton

I live in Southampton on the south coast of England and we have some wonderful galleries and museums. One of which is the SeaCity Museum, which has had some excellent exhibitions on since last year.

A new exhibition is coming in October is the First Cut – Paper at the Cutting Edge. Which is on tour from the Manchester Art Gallery. It will be at the Pavilion in the SeaCity Museum.

The First Cut features works by over 30 international contemporary artists who radically rethink the possibilities of working with paper. It explores how artists transform paper, through cutting, folding and sculpting, into amazingly powerful creations.

I really urge you that if you are close to Southampton between 11 October 2013 and 12 January 2014 you really should go. The exhibition won’t be going to London so if you want to see these amazing sculptures come down and see it here.

For updates I suggest you follow @SeaCityMuseum on Twitter for some preview pictures of the exhibition going up.

 

 

 

National Exhibition

The Ood

Inspired by Dr Who

I have been busy since last posting here, I have a picture in a National Exhibition. I’m really happy and rather surprised. I saw an invite from the National Media Museum  asking for contributions to its Dr Who 50th anniversary show. So having created this picture loosely based on the Ood from the show I thought why not and sent them a speculative email.

I wasn’t really expecting an email back but I got one and they were interested! I was happy but cautious as nothing is set. I got it framed and then waited to see if it was still needed. After a couple of agonising weeks I got the email to send it to Bradford for inclusion in the exhibition.

One of my humble doodles will be in the Dr Who and Me: 50 years of Dr Who fans exhibition 23 November 2013 to 9 February 2014 and I am over the moon.

I have had a lot of encouragement to do this from Sam and The Art House who have made me realise that other people might want to see my scribbles.

So now the problem is how do I get to Bradford to see it in place!

Why do we do it?

Someone yesterday asked me why I draw, I couldn’t give him a sensible answer. Why do we do anything? I have always drawn things. My parents encouraged myself and my sisters to do what we thought was important, this paid off very well for my sister Harriet who is now the president of the SWLA

I went down a different route. I started out as an Archaeologist, I am now a socio economic researcher for  Southampton City Council. It’s a bit of a change but I always say its a dryer form of archaeology, it is still digging up facts. It may not be a glamorous job but it pays for my other passions drawing, computers and gaming.

The drawing below was created on the only piece of paper I had while in hospital for a day. I think it was a drinks ticket from a bar, now it is a piece of art.

Image

Thinking

My art is inspired by all sorts of things I don’t often think before I start but I normally like the results. Occasionally I do something get to the end and think ummm no doesn’t work.

Time waves

I took this photo in Westward Ho! Which is the only place in the UK to officially have an ! in its name. The beach is known for its sand but I was more interested in the geology.