Friday, 27 May 2016

Year of Printmaking: Trees out the Window

Mini print this week, looking out the window at winter trees (which now have burst into full bloom).

Friday, 20 May 2016

Year of Printmaking: Maypole

I'm a bit late with this months calendar print but here's some funky Maypole dancing for May.

{Also see January, February, March and April}

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Women Artists to See in the UK

There's always lots of art to see, but lately I've added lots of women artists to my wishlist to see! So I thought I'd highlight these women; some well known and thought about for years, others unknown and waiting to be discovered.

Georgina Houghton: Spirit Drawings at the Courtauld Gallery, London 
--Free, abstract, colourful, automatic, spirit watercolours by this Spiritualist Medium painting in the mid-late 19th Century.


Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern, London
--Contradictions, energy and emotion pulsate through simple conceptual juxapositions.

Georgia O'Keefe at Tate Modern, London
--Big Stunning Flowers Y-E-S, but also New Mexico landscapes and skulls.

Ella Kruglyanskaya at Tate Liverpool
---Portraits, conversations, relationships, everyday life...

Maria Lassnig at Tate Liverpool
--Gestural, evocative surreal figurative work

Rachel Whiteread at Tate Britain, London
---Plaster, rubber, resin sculpture casts of negative space of the everyday.

Winifred Nicholson in Cumberland at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

Winifred Knights at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

Woman & Child - Nora Neilson Gray

Modern Scottish Women at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

Friday, 13 May 2016

Year of printmaking: Window/curtain

I've been working on some sketches & paintings of windows lately looking at the division between outside/inside, secure/insecure, private/exposed. . . So for this weeks print here is a linocut sketch of my window/curtain to the outside world in that moment. 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Year of Printmaking: Grey Monoprints

Quick series of grey monoprints, might become backgrounds to be developed into something else....