Working towards the Degree Show

Fish monster for the Anthropocene : piscis plasticus  What do I want to say through my work? I want to communicate the sense and truth about the environmental crisis and, in particular, how it impacts on the worlds oceans, and how we, as humans, are implicated. Plastic features as vivid and ubiquitous evidence of our […]

My First Etching with Aquatint

Having dried the hard ground on the polished and de-greased copper plate, I drew into the surface with a fine pointed tool before etching the lines in the copper, hanging the plate in the etching bath for the prescribed time. I then applied ‘stop-out’ to areas of the plate that I wanted to remain light […]

Drawn to the Valley Open Studios

If you are near Plymouth this autumn look out for the Open Studios event 22-30th September 2018 which involves nearly 100 artists from the beautiful Tamar Valley who open their doors to show their work. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet the artists and talk to them about what inspires them, as well as […]

Tate Exchange projects with Plymouth College of Art 2018

I was fortunate to be accepted to run my own workshops in Plymouth for the first two days of Tate Exchange 31st Jan + 1st Feb 2018 and then travel to Tate Modern, London on 2nd Feb to help run a printmaking workshop as part of the Print Club from Plymouth College of Art. It […]

Fish eye lens

I have been drawing at the very informative National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, and also helping children with art projects as a volunteer. I am intrigued by what the fish can see through the glass: who is watching who, and what are they thinking? This is Friday – a long-standing and very clever green-backed turtle: […]

‘Drowning in Plastic’

The world is becoming buried under plastic. When I travelled through SE Asia the roads were lined with it, children playing in it, and animals trying to eat it. It is polluting our land, our oceans and even our drinking supplies. It is killing wildlife and poisoning our world. We have been seduced by its […]

‘The Embodied Experience of Drawing’

This inspirational one day symposium was organised by Marie Taylor and Beth Heaney at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard in Plymouth on 13 April 2018. Papers, posters, workshops and live performances explored relationships between the body and drawing, investigating issues around exhibiting performative works, audience and boundaries. Janette Kerr, action painter of powerful seascapes and […]