Plastic Art!

How do we best highlight the problems that plastic pollution is causing? We hear in the news every week another horror story of wildlife killed and maimed, poisons and toxins in the microplastics which are now in our food chain, bottled water containing plastic and now that it is likely to be contributing to climate […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Devon Open Studios 10th – 25th September 2016

Devon Open Studios is showcasing the work of over 150 artists who are opening their doors to the public over a 3 week period. It is organised by Devon Artists Network and details can be found on their website. I am Venue 34 in Woodbury, Devon, open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the event. Drawing […]