Seeds 1998, gouache on paper
Bulb skirt (detail) 2007, indian ink on paper
Here are some samples of my drawings from the last nine years. I have worked on and off over this time - always starting new projects, finding new materials to play with, studying at adult education colleges, gaining new skills - but the one constant throughout this time has been drawing. This blog has been quite a revelation - in helping me to focus on where I am creatively speaking. Having worked sporadically and mostly at home for the last 9 years my artistic life gets caught up in the domestic. This has partly influenced my choice of materials and ways of working. When I left art college in 1984 I was very lucky to find a studio in that first crucial year. It was in a large warehouse in East London (before it became trendy and over-priced !) with about 40 artists who were mostly absent, apart from 1 month before the open studios when there would be a flurry of activity ! In those days I was working on large charcoal drawings and oil paintings which seems a very long time ago now. I stopped making art for 8 years for various reasons and then went back to college to study b/w photography.
I was inspired to start this blog by a fellow artist, Helle Jorgensen, who is also using her blog as a working archive of present and past work. I find that I am working every day now with creativity in mind, for the first time since I left the studio environment in 1990. A very amazing thing indeed !