‘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 […]

Drawing and Printmaking with Natural Pigments

Kate Marshall ran an inspirational and informative course on using natural pigments at Coombe Farm Studios, Dittisham,  Devon, 18-23 Feb 2018. We gathered the ingredients and experimented with using Devon soil, ground-up rocks and home-made oak gall ink  for drawing, painting and printmaking. I have continued to use these beautiful pigments in my practice.  

Ampulla Lactoplastica

Found: Plymouth, England, 2118. This somewhat irregular, flattened, ovoid form is greyish white, translucent, cool and slimy to the touch, with ridges and folds. There are faint printed markings and an embossed symbol of a broken triangle with arrows and a number 2. At the more tapered end is an indentation suggesting an orifice surrounded […]

Life Drawing

Drawing from life models is so inspirational. It becomes a meditative process, as the line follows the body’s contours, recesses, folds and gestures. You become absorbed in the process, working urgently to reproduce the mood, the attitude, or movement of the model. Charcoal is the usual medium, but recently I have been experimenting with inks. […]

‘Waste Not, Want Not’

I have a painting selected for the University of Exeter Open Exhibition 11th-18th June 2017 at the Forum, Streatham Campus 10am – 5pm daily. The OBSERVATORY : Perspectives on the Landscape, Society and Spirit. Artists were invited to submit work related to research at the University and my piece reflects plastic pollution of our seas […]