My two years on the HND Fine Art course at Sutton Coldfield College are almost drawing to a close. It has been a life changing experience and our parting gift is this exhibition. Insights is an exciting collaboration between graduates, students and artists in the West Midlands. There will be an array of work […]
In my experimental painting and drawing class, Sally asked us to cut some images from magazines and use them to make a mixed media collage. She asked us to choose the pictures we were drawn to, so I put my brain to one side and went with my feelings. I found this both exciting and […]
You can create some beautiful effects with cling film, the patterns sometimes look like cracks. I have used cling film on all the pictures on this page. Using bleach on the inks can create some striking lighting effects as well. The best inks to use for this are non-permanent and non-waterproof. For me Seawhite Drawing […]
I really have fallen in love with drawing inks. They are so beautiful to use. I have explained how they can be used in a more experimental way in my Experimenting with Inks post. There are different types of water based inks available, but my personal favourite are Seawhite Drawing Inks. The colours are bright […]
I am having so much fun using coloured inks. This is the first time I'm using them. I absolutely love the fluidity of the inks and the vibrancy of the colours. The inks flow beautifully and the effects are so unpredictable. I never quite know how the picture or the colours are going to look […]
I used oil pastels for the very first time two weeks ago in my experimental painting and drawing class. I was surprised with the vibrancy of the colours, and how easy they are to apply and blend. They really are beautiful to work with. Choosing Oil Pastels There are many brands of oil pastels on […]
The wonderful thing about these paintings is that you can paint anything, and you can use anything you can get your hands on to make the marks, shapes and patterns. You can use forks, paint brush handles, paint brushes, paper clips, clothes pegs, the list is endless. The most important thing is that you have lots of fun experimenting and being creative.
Left Behind is the most personal drawing I've done to date. It's a picture of myself as a child feeling lost and heart broken after the loss of my mother. I have only been able to grieve for my mother recently, as it was never safe enough for me to do so up until now. […]
Turmoil is my most recent painting. It depicts swirling grey clouds that are churning uncontrollably. There's an internal conflict, which for the time being refuses to settle.
I've just collected my textured snowy mountain from Andy, and he's framed it beautifully. The frame really does complement the painting. I've also finally named the painting Contemplation - an inward journey. After not seeing Contemplation for a while, I am able to see it with fresh eyes. The texture paste on the mountain creates […]