In October 2018, I moved my life to Valencia, Spain, in search of a more artistic life. It was one big experiment to see what could happen if I put most of my time into making art. I thought of my first year as a ‘self-taught foundation year‘ and even put on my own end of year show.
Now, another year on, with the world turned upside down by a pandemic, I’ve decided to relocate to Kent, in the UK, for the foreseeable future. (Not that the future is desperately foreseeable these days, but you get the gist!) It’s a decision I wasn’t expecting to make and it is with a heavy heart. Living in Valencia over the last two years has been a hugely significant period in my life. So I thought I would take a moment to reflect on what I’ve learnt from my time in Valencia and on becoming an artist, so far!
Continue reading “On becoming an artist”
It’s nearing the end of 2019 and I’ve been reflecting a little on my significant moments of the year, one of which was definitely my first art show. Continue reading “361 Days : Arte y Vida en Valencia”
I started life drawing on a regular basis back in October 2018. I’ve written a few posts sharing my progress since then. And I’m due another, to reflect on my drawings from this Autumn. Continue reading “Autumn 2019 – Life Studies”
The sugarlift, actually nothing to do with sweets, in fact my most complex print to date. To be precise a sugarlift aquatint print with drypoint too, for added pizazz! Step-by-step, here’s what went into this! Continue reading “The Sugarlift … 🍬🏋️♀️”
This year I have been trying to keep a faithful, unedited record of my work at life drawing groups. My last recap was back in May, so I’m due another recap! Continue reading “From life, but not drawing”
In the UK before starting an undergraduate course in art, students undertake a ‘Foundation Year’. From my research, it seems the idea of a Foundation Year is to: Continue reading “A Self-Taught Foundation Year”
This is possibly going to be quite a long blog post! I’m going to do a recap of my last 7 weeks of drawing. As ever, in chronological order, unedited – the good, the bad and the ugly.
I like posting in this way, as I think it gives an honest, unbiased view of how my work is developing. Continue reading “Keeping on Life Drawing”
I spent some time on the North coast of Spain in the summer of 2018. It is an impossibly beautiful place, peaceful with a magical, mystical feel in the air. Continue reading “I see the sea.”
I’ve been trying out working in charcoal during the last month. In the continued spirit of full exposure , here are my efforts of the last few weeks. As ever in chronological order and unedited. Continue reading “Charcoal Life Drawings”
Inspired by funny shape skies between the buildings of Valencia. Here is where things started: Continue reading “Building Paintings”