WHOOPI GOLDBERG PORTRAIT
I had the pleasure of presenting Whoopi Goldberg with my portrait of her when she was in London for her stand up gig at the Apollo. She commented on how much it looked like her and she liked the background which included items of fiesta ware (china) from her private collection. Pictured on the right with me and my husband (can you spot my baby bump?).
FREE HOW TO DRAW A HORSE E-BOOKLET
Horses have always been one of my favourite animals. I started to ride when I was three years old and always loved drawing them. After the popularity of my beginners how to draw a horse's head tutorial on YouTube, I thought I'd devise an easy method of drawing a horse in motion for people who wanted to take up drawing or wanted to improve their skills. The e-booklet is available for free here. Have fun drawing and don't forget to share your work with me, I love seeing what you produce.
AQUASTIC EXHIBITION - ARTS BY THE SEA FESTIVAL
I am thrilled to be part of the Arts by the Sea Festival Bournemouth this year. My solo show, Aquastic, is concerned with plastics in the ocean and the detrimental effect this has on aquatic life. I have incorporated recycled materials into the artwork, such as plastic bags, which I have fused and sewn together to create a canvas. I have also adopted a different painting style to suit the theme. Don't miss it if you are in the Dorset area. Click here for more information.
14 - 21 October, Pavilion Dance South West, BH1 2BU, FREE ENTRY
ST JUDE PAINTING BLESSED
I was delighted to have my painting of St Jude blessed on Sunday at Sacred Heart Church Bournemouth, which will be its new home. For more information about the inspiration behind the painting please visit my blog.
ALUM CHINE PLAYGROUND
On the hottest day of the year so far, I painted a mural for the new adventure playground in Alum Chine, Bournemouth. The playground is inspired by ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson, who lived at ‘Skerryvore’ at the top of Alum Chine in the late 19th Century. My treasure map incorporated all the play equipment, along with an X to mark the spot where the treasure chest can be found. It was a lovely day to be beside the sea painting.
PARKINSON'S AWARENESS DAY 2017
On Tuesday 18th April I documented the celebrations at Pavilion Dance South West for Parkinson's Awareness Day, along with another artist, Jan Roe. It was a full day event with a variety of classes including yoga and dance and several talks with leading neurologists and research scientists. I was privileged to witness the day and to record the dance classes in the form of iPad drawings.
NEW EXHIBITION -PAVILION DANCE SOUTH WEST
I am very pleased to announce a new exhibition of my work at Pavilion Dance South West from 26th January until 20th March 2017. The exhibition will be open to the public Monday to Friday 10am - 9pm and on Saturday 10am - 5pm.
There will be a selection of digital artworks which I created during my residency at Pavilion Dance South West when I was studying the contemporary dance company Made by Katie Green focusing on their dancing in caves work.
Address: Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU
RESIDENCY AT PAVILION DANCE SOUTH WEST
I was delighted to be selected as an artist in residence at Pavilion Dance South West this month. I was allocated the contemporary dance company Made by Katie Green. Katie Green is a double award-winning choreographer and I soon learnt why: she possesses the dual gift of artistic creativity coupled with a methodical and analytical mind. The company was working towards a dance piece that would be performed in caves around the country. It was fascinating to watch the dancers, steered by Katie's suggested themes for exploration, to create moving works of art which I endeavoured to capture through my drawing. It was a challenge to reproduce such quick movements on paper so I decided to use my [...]
SHARDS EXHIBITION AT THE BOURNEMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
I am very pleased that my paintings have been selected for the group show at the BIC in August. This year the themed section is entitled "The Human Form" and I have created two works for this: "Alba", illustrating a heart-opening yoga pose, and "Being There". The final painting is a seascape of my view from my current studio.