3S9 Final reflections on the dolls house

The Doll’s house became a stage-set within which I could experiment with drawing, animation, 3D modelling, filmmaking and AR. It is the culmination of the research and experimentation across the course of the MFA, bringing together my technical skills with those that are art-based. Given its pivotal status, I felt it useful to reflect on… Continue reading 3S9 Final reflections on the dolls house

3S5 landscape & folk horror (dark cornwall)

Given all the various things that have to be focused on during Feb and March, the FH work has taken a bit of back seat. My plan is to focus on this in April. In the meantime, I’ll be jotting down ideas and notes for where I will take this body of work. My current… Continue reading 3S5 landscape & folk horror (dark cornwall)

3S6 Spring Exhibitions & shows

28/01/23 A lot of effort this month (and several past months) has gone into collaborative work with NSA artists Kate Walters, Andrew Litton, Michelle Ohlson, Patricia Wilson-Smith & Simon Averill as well as working on a further Augmented Reality app for Tremenheere Sculpture Garden in collaboration with artists. I include this work in my blog… Continue reading 3S6 Spring Exhibitions & shows

3S4 portraiture & figure work

self-portrait in sharpie pen and biro. Aim of the thread on portraiture. To help with observation and the development of characterisation in a figurative setting, I’m attending a 2 day class every month for the coming year. I will record progress and learning here; and while this activity is about skill building primarily, and builds… Continue reading 3S4 portraiture & figure work

3S aims

Aim 1 Explore and practice ways to bring together painterly emergence and figurative realism (the holy grail!). Develop my painting to be freer and more creative & lively and continue to find ways of integrating AR work with painting in relation to select folk horror thematics [aesthetics] Aim 2 Investigate the use of Maya, After… Continue reading 3S aims

3S2 Painting & the art of projecting oneself into a future.

The page has posts relating to general comments about the work in this term (Unit 3). Aims, ruminations and reflective reportage. 06/01/23 This blog entry focuses on painting development over Unit 3. I aim here to be more experimental in my approach. The theme for this study block is ‘aesthetics of emergence’. How can I… Continue reading 3S2 Painting & the art of projecting oneself into a future.

3S3 Shed developments

Points for focus, based on research. Aim to develop painting into something more committed, more contemporary yet still rocking the Folk Horror thematic. Key points of focus for this series of sprints Acid glazes, over grisaille Impossible geometries Paint effects that look like photoshop Collaged photoshop? Limited palette (blue/red eg) Composition schemas Ambition/commitment It’s been… Continue reading 3S3 Shed developments

3S7 Experimental figure

December 2022. Learning from the course with Martin Campos (a figurative artist from Philadelphia) 4 days at Raw Umber Studios. Mostly focused on thinking through composition. Learning Here’s a record of the work in three blocks mixing durations of studies. Green abstracted figure saw a tangible and more ‘felt’ shift in what I was doing… Continue reading 3S7 Experimental figure

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3S1 life room

26/11/22 St Ives Layering up drawings seems to produce the most interesting results. drawings from 17/12/22 – back to charcoal fundamentals, pleased with positioning of the figure in the last one. Some problems with proportions in one or the early one, top right. back in the life room 6/01/22. St Just. with a day life… Continue reading 3S1 life room