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Dates for your diary!

Artsfest in Birmingham City Centre  – 10th – 11th September 2011

http://www.artsfest.org.uk/ 

I’ll be exhibiting my work and demonstrating my techniques at ‘Art on the Railings’ in the city centre on both days. Look for ‘cocoa art’ the name for the trio of artists I work with – Karen Arnold and Rebecca Jayne Dolby. Both are brilliant artists and well worth a look. Mine’s not bad either!! We work in various mediums and styles so theres something for everyone.

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Rockpool – 13              White Graphtint pencil on black card                 5.5 x 20.5 cm

 

Rockpool – 12              Ink on paper                  20 x 20cm

Rockpool – 10               Graphtint pencils on paper

Rockpool – 9                  Acrylic paint on paper                     20 x 20 cm

Rockpool –   11        Graphite & Oilbar on paper         20 x 20cm

Rockpool – 8                       Acrylic paint & ink               20 x 20 cm

 

More works from my Rockpool series – I’m finding that the more I do the more ideas I have!

 

 

In exhibition – see www.painexhibit.com 

Acrylic and Ink on paper, 18″ x 18″

The inspiration for this series are how feelings and emotions are perceived. As a fibromyalgia and arthritis sufferer for over 25 years I hope to portray what it’s like living with chronic pain and exhaustion. Here hidden and visible layers represent how I felt at the time of working.

Inspired by colour, texture and abstraction I am exploring my perception of personal issues and people close to me.

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Acrylic & Ink on Paper, 18″ x 18″

Here I’ve used another cropped image from the original paintingand after layering the paint and colours I worked into the paint and marks with gold ink. The image changes as you move around it, concealing parts and revealing others.

I enjoy the process of applying random brushmarks quickly, then working into the marks in fine detail with ink of pencil.

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In this painting – again cropped from Ocean 1 painting –

I’ve worked into the brush and knife marks with painted string, ink, gold leaf and paint.

I’m really pleased with the fine pen and ink marks worked into the brush lines

– they are very subtle yet look so lovely (they don’t show up in the photograph

as well as they do in the actual work so I’ve included a close up)

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