I've ben working on a submission for the Frinton Press 2010 wrapping paper project. This is one of my designs... fingers crossed.
Friday, 30 April 2010
Friday, 23 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
A few weeks ago I came across the LOVELY work of Jane Ormes, in a Cambridge gallery. Her screenprints are so fun and playful. Jane completed a degree in Surface Pattern Design and it's influences on her work can be seen with the patterned elements alongside drawn marks and shapes. Have a look at her website for more... www.janeormes.co.uk
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Just got back from a lovely day in Cambridge -I did a few drawings of Cambridge Wine Merchants when the sun came out, it's a gorgeous building and I loved the bike outside. I did a screenprint of this shop when I was studying in Cambridge, but I hope to make a new print from my latest drawings.
Friday, 9 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
After a much needed spring clean of my studio I re-discovered a whole lot of interesting things. I came across the work of Shinro Ohtake again: Ohtake was inspired to make 'street books' by an old man he met in London, who collected matchbooks and glued them into pages of a notebook. On his website it says his books are 'intense travel scrapbooks crammed with discarded cultural artifacts-scavenged tickets, snapshots, tags, currency, newspapers and other mass-produced printed matter shrugged off by popular culture. They are sculptural, multi-colored, excessive layerings of found images and objects that interact with his own painting and drawing before he seals them with coats of wax, stain, and varnish, plastic or fiberglass.'
Thursday, 1 April 2010
I spent the day down Columbia Road in London last week, found a delicious Italian deli for lunch, visited 'Ryantown' Rob Ryan's little shop and discovered some charming drift wood sculptures made by Victor Stuart Graham. (I especially liked the white door with the various blue coloured photos in the middle photo)