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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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Acrylic & Ink on paper

Another image taken from a cropped section of Ocean 1.

After a base coat I used thin layers of paint pressed onto the paper with

tissue paper and masking tape, I then worked into some of the marks

with more paint – see close up image.

The photo doesn’t do this one justice as it gleams with light and texture.

Layers in Time

A1, pasted newspaper with acrylic on paper

I’m experimenting with ways of portraying the past, time and memories in paint. Here I pasted headlines from the Times newspaper and then poured paint down the paper , partially concealing parts with masking tape which have been removed to hint at past issues without telling the full story. Each layer of paint was in a different colour before finishing with a coat in gold to conceal the previous layers.