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Studiologue

Studiologue

This week has been all about the feather. I have been lost in it. I love it when that happens. Spitalfields’ Beedell Coram gets the award for the best name. It’s coming along nicely. I am drawing London, oh yes I am.

This: Paper-Cuts in Places

This: Paper-Cuts in Places

Of course I always notice when paper-cuts pop up in interesting places such as advertising and music videos. Perhaps I’ll dig out more and do a whole “paper-cuts in places” feature– like “faces in places”. Only not. But for now, just look! Paper-cut beautifulness gracing the Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection for Chanel. […]

Studiologue

Studiologue

Commission Commissions often end up prompting me to have a slightly new take on things. For some reason, I had never really thought of doing smaller versions of my botanical circles as requested by my wise commissioner but now I know that it works and I like making them. Good knowledge! Lino-Cutting I got some […]

Artist Crush: Kirk Maxson

Artist Crush: Kirk Maxson

Always, always a sucker for intricate details on a grand scale. Nothing breathes wonder like it. Kirk Maxson is a recent discovery for me and I think that his work is spectacular. He makes vast paper-cut installations (– the one shown features images from the Iraq and Vietnam wars) and also produces these absolutely gorgeous […]

Studiologue

Studiologue

I’m pleased to say that my collection of small originals has found a lovely home at Mine Gallery in Carshalton (SW London) who already have some of my larger pieces on display. Back at the farm (not a farm) this is what I’ve been brewing: 1. Gardners’ I water coloured my illustration of Gardners’ and […]

Artist Crush: Lisa Congdon

Artist Crush: Lisa Congdon

There are reams of things I could say about this lady. I have been gratefully devouring her book and her online course about being a working artist. It’s like having a big sister showing you the ropes and I’m full of admiration for the professional generosity and openness she cultivates as well as her excellent […]

Studiologue

Studiologue

Drawing London I have a few drawing projects in mind for this year pertaining to London. I really love London because it’s an abundant treasure trove. There’s always a quirk, height or depth to be mined. It seems a miracle to me that anyone could manage to survive there, failing as I am to eke […]

Artist Crush: Felicita Sala

Artist Crush: Felicita Sala

I have followed Felicita Sala’s work and blog for a long time now and I think her work is so clear and characterful. It has this charming innocence about it, a simplicity even — which I believe to be evidence of true mastery. All images copyright of Felicita Sala. Find her here: http://felicitasala.blogspot.co.uk/

Studiologue: Wren-dering

Studiologue: Wren-dering

Eurgh sorry, I just can’t help those puns! I wasn’t expecting to be spending quite so much time with this wren but something in me is intent on exploring exactly how it translates to different mediums. Plus, one of my goals this year was to learn how to linocut. And linocutting I am! I’m pushing […]

Artist Crush: Teagan White

Artist Crush: Teagan White

Not only do her lines make me want to cry but she has such a brilliant sense of design — colour palettes just the right alchemy of muted and tangy and compositions that make what would be excellent animal/botanical studies into singing works of art. Cap doffed. Image copyright Teagan White. www.teaganwhite.com