‘Pleats’ series: Deep Pleats

Hi all, Continuing with my 'Pleats' Series the second oil painting I completed was on a longer portrait frame. Measuring 12X24 inches the frame was the perfect shape for the flower and photograph I chose to abstract. I also decided to go ahead with this shape frame because it is quite abstract in comparison to... Continue Reading →

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‘Pleats’ series: Lemon Pleats

Hi all, As a part of my current practice I have started producing a series of moderate sized oil paintings that I have titled the 'Pleats' series. The first painting, titled 'Lemon Pleats' is a 45x37cm canvas completed in the studio, based off of a photograph that I took. Although as a painter I work... Continue Reading →

Macro Photography

Hi all, For my current practice I have been using a lot of photography as a starting point for my paintings. So I thought I would take this opportunity to share with you some of my favourite photos from my recent photo-shoots. I have been using a macro lens to get some really close up... Continue Reading →

Gyposphilia Prints

Hi all, As a part of my current practise I have been experimenting with print work on the printing press as well as painting. A hobby of mine for the past two years has been collecting, pressing and preserving flowers. So I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to experiment with them within my... Continue Reading →

Lily Painting

Hi all, I want to talk a little bit about a painting I completed a while ago, because when I first finished it I didn't like it at all and didn't want it to be shown. I completed this painting as a experimental piece between ideas to keep my current practice ticking over, because of... Continue Reading →

Poppy Painting

Hi all, I thought I would share my latest oil painting piece with you and the inspiration behind it. This was actually a commissioned piece for my Nan as she has been asking for one for a long time now. However because she had waited so long for one I didn't tell her when I... Continue Reading →

Interim Exhibition

Hi all, This week at uni we began the installation of our Interim (or half way) show in a small gallery space we have available to us. For the show I planned on displaying my trio of rose paintings I had completed along with three smaller colour swatches that my fellow art student Tia Howell produced... Continue Reading →

Inverted Rose – Process

Hi all, Just a very short post today. I thought I would share with you some videos and photos from the making of my Inverted Rose painting that I did as a part of my three rose piece series. This painting consisted of using phthalo green and white oil paint, mixed with small amounts of... Continue Reading →

Trip to London – Gallery Visits

Hi all, So recently, my friends and I from uni took an arranged trip to London to view some galleries and current exhibitions, so I thought I would share with you some of the work we saw that day. We visited three galleries, the first of which was the Royal Academy of Arts. They currently... Continue Reading →

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