I will be taking part in the Hertford Arts Trail 2021 as part of the Courtyard Arts and Hertford Town Council from Monday April 12th.
I will be taking part in Canvas 25 Art Event 2021 at Courtyard Arts in aid of Mind in Mid Herts.
The show will run from Tuesday September 7th - 2nd October.
I am a local artist in Cheshunt who likes to make work from various folk customs, myths, and legends with different narratives. I am fascinated with Cornish folk, May Day traditions, and customs around the world.
My visuals are made across watercolours, sketch, pens, and pencil illustrations as I find these comfortable avenues to explore.
I have a love of printmaking, which was a passionate method to make work in my higher education and hope to do more of in the future!
I have been painting from films I hold most dear to me thematically through this past year such as,
The Wizard of Oz (1939) Dir, Victor Fleming
The Time Machine (1960) Dir, George Pal
Suspiria (1977) Dir, Dario Argento
Rear Window (1954) Dir, Alfred Hitchcock
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Dir, David Lean
The Sound of Music (1965) Dir, Robert Wise
Barry Lyndon (1975) Dir, Stanley Kubrick
Blade Runner (1982) Dir, Ridley Scott
Escape from New York (1981) Dir, John Carpenter
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Dir, Stanley Kubrick
Uncle Buck (1989) Dir, John Hughes
To Catch a Thief (1955) Dir, Alfred Hitchcock
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) Dir, Richard Brooks
A Quiet Place Part II (2021) Dir, John Krasinski
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Dir, Taika Waititi
Under the Skin (2013) Dir, Jonathon Glazer
This is my response to lockdown as this unprecedented time has affected the beauty of film and the theatrical experience that may sadly disappear.
Different films will express various political themes of what has happened and is happening now. A film might trigger a feeling of togetherness, conflict, and unity. Another film allows me to think about violence, law, order, and loss of control.
I have focused on expression, broken lines, and colour to experiment with as a therapeutic comfort.
I have been thinking about what visuals mean to us, remembering classic films, and how we have all gone from the big screen to the small.
Therapy dogs seem to be a current importance to people suffering severely from lockdown in different ways.
I have also been recording observational watercolours taken loosely from anything around me every day.
The studies were taken from memory that day and was a fun way of looking around me during lockdown.
My work has developed into using small watercolour journals to record quick images with and without colours. Canvases to create watercolour paintings are a new method of working to help me achieve more impressive and professional work taken from films. I am intrigued by the idea of using different materials to show my subjects.
When I want to create, I need a sense of excitement, and invest the faith as I believe the closer you are to the work, the better. Colour can profoundly shape how we interpret something, and I love seeing the gradual transitions different colours might bring. We always want to make a piece of work our own, reflect who we are, what we feel, and this is incredibly special!
I also have an online Fine Art Esty page where I am always looking to sell my art so do have a look if you are interested in something you see!