BIG LIVE ART
Large paintings (2 x 1.5 metres) combining layers of spontaneous movement and large visceral mark making. Created on the floor with the artist sitting in the middle of the action, in a public setting.
July Open Studios
CAMBRIDGE OPEN WINDOWS 2020
- let's fill the streets with colour and cheer!
- A different colourful display in my windows each weekend of July, as part of #openwindows2020.
- This July I am combining my Cambridge Open Windows display with the #artistsupportpledge project - showcasing many of these pieces in my windows.
- Check out my #artistsupportpledge page for art & home decor - ALL FOR LESS THAN £200! And FREE delivery for locals! CLICK HERE (To see Private View please sign up HERE to subscribe to my newsletters, open to the public from Monday 29th June).
And there's MORE:
I was SO looking forward to inviting you into my newly renovated garden studio this year and sharing some of my latest art from my MA in Fine Art, that I've been doing at Cambridge School of Art.
I might not be able to invite you now physically but I'm definately planning to share with you as much as I can of what's behind the scenes of my artists life, with my #cosart2020 Virtual Programme on social media (Facebook, Instagram & Twitter).
- Through the month of July I'll be doing a video tour of my workspace and artwork, timelapse movie of me painting, I'll share my tools and inspiration and lots more.
- Follow me on social media and also why not subscribe to my monthly newsletter and blogs where I'll also be sharing the content of this #cosart2020 Virtual Programme, to make sure you don't miss anything: SUBSCRIBE
It's been such a privilege to organise this years alternative Cambridge Open Studios event! I'm thrilled that not only over 145 COS artist members have signed up to take part, but I've also had several requests from those who aren't members asking if they can do it too - and of course my answer has been a resounding YES! the more the merrier! Wouldn't it be wonderful to see art in every window, in every street?!
I've been so appreciative of so many artists who have stepped up and helped put this thing together: creating the video, the website page, the maps, the social media posts, the poster, the emails, the address lists, the press interviews, and researching ideas. It's certainly given me a fresh appreciation and awareness of all the work that the COS committee normally do each year as volunteers!
More about me as an ARTIST
I'd describe myself as a SONG PAINTER, using paint to 'sing with colour'. Visceral, visual utterances of shape, hue and mark are my vocabulary - a whole heart, mind, body & soul thing. I love colour and movement, pattern and detail, working in layers and getting messy. I'm excited by the extravagant dimensions and intimate details that I see in creation - a joyfulness in the very act of creating and aim to reflect this in my work. My style leans towards abstract expressionism, seeking to represent and communicate things unseen, making the invisible visible. I love to encourage creativity in others. It adds dimension, taste, depth, texture and richness to life, aiding expression, taking us beyond the seen and ordinary.
April & beyond: 'Where is God in our 21st century world?' - juried Chaiya Arts Awards Virtual Exhibition (originally at Oxo Tower Gallery, London 2018)
June & beyond: 'Impact' - juried Chaiya Arts Awards Virtual Exhibition (an artists response to Covid 19)
July: Cambridge Open Windows - my art in my windows!
Dec: Christmas Open Studio (TBC)