Monday, 23 September 2013
The PAF, "is a serious platform for international and national artists to present their work to national and international dealers, art industry people, collectors, critics and buyers without commission charges."
So what makes The PAF different to other art fairs? The PAF is far more intimate than other fairs, and aims to be accessible for both artists and visitors, which means that recognised and well established artists mingle with emerging artists, giving them an equal playing field.
...the most exciting thing (he he) about this Parallax Art Fair is that I will be exhibiting! I will be showing previous works, and also exclusive new editions to my Merwood family. AND there will be a chance for one lucky person to win one of my new figures, 'Nova'. Tickets are free and can be 'purchased' on Eventbrite.
If you would like to come along to the private view (17th October, 7.30-9.30pm) please drop me a line before the 11th October.
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Having found an outlet for my poetry and story writing, I'm distressed to find out that it may be disappearing.
Opuss is an ipad app, an online community of writers - bloggers, poets, and authors. It is the easiest and friendliest way of publishing work and getting feedback at the same time. But...Opuss is now up for sale on Flippa, either we find a benefactor, or all our work will be consigned to an online trash can in the web-ether!
So what will you get if you win Opuss on Flippa?
Help us out - spread the word - Save Our Opuss #saveouropuss
Friday, 16 August 2013
|Early light capturing the River Arun.|
|Take some time out at the Putting Green Cafe.|
|Brenda Gratwicke's photographs - something spectacular.|
|Diana Stanley's paintings of a serene Littlehampton.|
|Ino languishing in her glass house.|
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Ever heard of Meetup? I hadn't until about a month ago, and it's been a breath of fresh air, realising that there are people out there with the same interests and goals that I have. Granted, having connections in London does help, but there are groups all over the UK and the world waiting to be discovered. And you get to go to some really interesting places, and meet great people...
Next stop...sales and marketing :)
Sunday, 23 June 2013
One of my artistic influences is Giacometti; the simple forms and elongated lines which echo human shapes. Pinterest is my favourite new social networking toy, so while I was busy filling up boards with different artistic influences, Giacometti immediately sprang to mind.
|Hasegawa Tohaku - Pine Trees|
Ma -Negative Space
A simple and strange excerpt explaining ma on Youtube.
|Inkyo Masako - Light and Shadows.|
|Hakuin Ekaku - Ant on a Stonemill.|
Monday, 8 April 2013
Thursday, 4 April 2013
Note: Picjointer? A natty ipad app that allows you to put together photo montages...
At £6.99 it's way cheaper than the full version, it's easy to use, and the tutorials are a brilliant starting point. It can be used as a touch up and tidy tool. Having never really got to grips with the full version, it's a neat way to get started on creating, editing and just messing about with your photos!
Below is a series of photos with different effects, using the same base photo of Anacaona, my first Dominican figure.
|Starting point, taken with the ipad.|
|A few scratches and sepia effect added to create an old photograph.|
|Comic book effect.|
|Using the comic book effect and adding acrylic paint.|
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
|Crystal clear waters near Playa Caleton.|
|Here there are huge fossils of the coral reef that existed here millions of years ago.|
|Tiny winkles have found a home in one of the fossils.|
|A geologists dream!|
Friday, 8 March 2013
|Hastings beach, down by Rock-a-Nore. The tide is out and I'm ready for the driftwood!|
|Isis in the raw.|
I wanted to leave the impression of her hair, with just the hint of a pattern in the wood, leaving the rest to the observer's imagination. Below is Isis in the Caribbean sun, miles away from where she was found, and bringing together three different cultures, from three continents!
So what do I know about Isis, well she's the Egyptian Goddess of magic, wife and sister of Osiris, and is also the namesake of the River Thames as it flows through Oxford. A lot of the iconography associated with the story of Isis and Osiris can be found in early Christian religions, where the figure of Isis suckling her son Horus, was transformed into the figure of Mary holding the baby Jesus. There are other striking similarities between the story of Jesus and that of Osiris and Isis as they both contain elements of death and rebirth.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
|Arriving in Samana Bay on a scorching hot February day.|
|Leaving Samana by boat.|
|Our first glimpse of the male and female pair was a water spout in the distance.|
|Bat rolling and saying 'hi'!|
|Majestic to the end.|
|One last shot!|
|Leaving Samana Bay|
Monday, 11 February 2013
|The first stage was to decide the nature of the sculpture.|
|Next to mark out a rough silhouette.|
|More detail is added with the tail taking shape.|
|Now the head and arms.|
|How she looks now after a quick sanding of the main features.|
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Take the blogger ipad app, yes you can use it to post a few words and photos, but that's all there is - no formatting. I was beginning to tear out my hair, until doing a search and I found 3 viable apps, two of which you have to pay for - so I plumped for the expensive option, a whole £2.99 for Blogsy. So far so good.
I also tried out a work around for reading/editing word docs, and tried out 'Documents', a free app, which can used for reading word docs, but not much else. So, fed up with having to use an online fix in the form of rollapp, I bit my tongue and went for 'pages'.
There is a lot more to the ipad, than a quick facebook and twitter fix, it just takes a bit of time to get to grips with what this thing can do, and perhaps it hasn't quite reached my expectations because of all the fiddling about and spending money on apps.