It's official, I have been appointed the official illustrator for a project called "Lancashire Stories." A selection of professional writers and authors have been commissioned to write short stories about Lancashire- these stories will be combined into one anthology of which I will be creating the cover! The project is a collaboration between Lancashire County… Continue reading Official Illustrator for Lancashire Stories
Hi everyone, hope you all had a good 🐣 Easter! In amongst the chocolate egg eating I have been working hard on making two new pieces of work for an upcoming exhibition. 23rd April- 14th May three of my pieces will be exhibited amongst the work of many other talented artists in the Blackburn Artist's… Continue reading Upcoming exhibition at Blackburn Cathedral
Hi everyone! For the past few weeks I have been working on a really fun project. Salesbury primary school are changing there old staff room into an Arts and Design studio for the children and I offered to paint a mural for them! Luckily I have connections with someone who works for Farrow and Ball… Continue reading Creating a mural for Salesbury Church of England primary school using Farrow and Ball Paints
I really enjoyed making the assemblages with photographs from my family history collection, (if you missed this post you can find it HERE ) so I thought I'd have a break from editing digital images for the Lancashire stories project (find out more HERE) and have another play and experiment with collage, textiles, ink, paint… Continue reading A few more little experiments
Today I am sharing with you a recent body of work I created which consists of several mixed medium assemblages. Assemblage is art that is made by assembling disparate elements – often everyday objects – scavenged by the artist or bought speciallyhttps://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/a/assemblage These pieces were created using various mediums- collage, alcohol inks, acrylic paints, textiles… Continue reading Mixed medium assemblages
I recently got the amazing opportunity to be an artist in residence aboard the incredible research vessel the Furor Scribendi! The boat is part of an amazing project called Small Bells Ring. Small Bells Ring is an artwork created by artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison of Studio Morison: Heather and Ivan of studio Morrison… Continue reading Artist in residence: All aboard the Furor Scribendi!
We made it! A page a day for the whole of January 2022! Here is my final entry which is quite foreboding! I love the juxtaposition between the jolly colour scheme and the chilling words and images. I went off the page with this one, adding a flap made up of different paper scraps and… Continue reading The final MMD Page a day 31.01.2022
In today's entry I went for an owl theme! I had these images of headless uniformed people so I decided to add this owl head to make a fun Owl general. I used the spotty background just to add more fun and frivolity to the image, and I couldn't resist the crazy eyed owl sticker… Continue reading MMD Page a day 30.01.2022
In today's entry I went for an eye theme! Ever since I was a little girl I have loved drawing eyes, they are beautiful and weird and creepy and fascinating all at the same time.
In today's entry I went for an anthropomorphic bird theme! I used found images of birds dressed up as humans for the background and added a vellum pocket in which I stuck this delightfully creepy bird man. He looks a bit like he is wearing a plague mask. I then added and distressed the hand… Continue reading MMD Page a day 28.01.2022