All at Sea

Surging towards a market next Saturday 28th May  – Newcastle ArtsFest organised by the Lovely Lesley! My ‘transport co-ordinator’ loves it because he gets to drive up to Gray’s Monument in Newcastle city centre! So, I’m busy finishing some new pieces and planning the set up. It’s always lovely to be in the centre ofContinue reading “All at Sea”

Silk Painting Spring Theme

A different sort of project! Working on the theme of insects, the group I work with on Wednesday have been using silk paints to create beautifully coloured insects in circular motifs. Why circles? Well, I’m doing a bit of up-cycling…a certain Swedish store  sells a scarf tidy, I found one in a charity shop andContinue reading “Silk Painting Spring Theme”

Summer Time Workshop

Just to show that it hasn’t ALL been about maps lately! Back at the end of May I did a One day Workshop with a group of Y9 High School students. They had been given the opportunity to exhibit as part of the Alnmouth Arts Festival 2015 in the lovely Aln Gift Shop . So we had the task ofContinue reading “Summer Time Workshop”

All the Fun of the Fair

I love funfairs; the colour,the noise, the excitement. The way an open space gets transformed into a magic environment when the fair moves into town. That’s the mood I’m trying to capture in my Fun Fair pieces. I like the idea of aeroplanes that only fly in circles, of Fun Houses with moving walkways andContinue reading “All the Fun of the Fair”

Tin Can Metamorphosis

It started with a little caravan in a tin and since then I’ve been using lots of recycled tins in my work. I like the way the tin can houses the artwork, framing and protecting it. Piercing the tin and adding embellishments breaks the straight lines and creates a sense of liveliness. There are so manyContinue reading “Tin Can Metamorphosis”