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Working in my studio

Me drawing in my studio

Drawing in my studio.

I always work from life. I feel very uncomfortable working from memory, photographs or imagination. I’m not always completely conscious of what I’m creating; I try to stay loyal to what I see without glamorising or romanticising.

Drawing a rucksack Drawing a rucksack Drawing in my studio
Drawing a rucksack in my studio, using a black oil pastel on paper.

I work with oil pastels and oil bars, which are effectively pieces of oil paint and take a long time to dry. I’ve tried many drawing materials and oild pastel is best at producing a dark solid line. Graphite seems to produce only a weak grey line and marker pens don’t have the depth of oil pastel which raises up off of the page. I try to increase this effect by mounting the drawings on card and then cutting them out.

Moved into Cable street studios

Last weekend I moved into a space at Cable street studios with the intention of completing some larger-scale work.
There’s a strong artist community feel there, with quite a few of them introducing themselves to me and welcoming me in.

Object expressionism: 12th-21st February @ 242 gallery

Object expressionism
12th-21st February @ 242 gallery.

Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12-6pm.

242 Cambridge Heath Road Bethnal Green, London.
(Opposite Cambridge Heath mainline station).

Tube: Bethnal Green. Bus: D6, 48, 253, 254. Rail: Cambridge Heath Road.
More info’ about 242 gallery…

Deconstructing football boots, jab pads and dancing rubber gloves; every object deserves some attention, 15 minutes of fame.

What would we be without objects? They fill our lives.
Pretty and practical, roses and daises are normally used as symbolic objects but they deserve a bit of attention and recognition in their own right.