Recent Fridays in the studio have been wonderful collage inspired days, raiding my colleague’s fabric box to explore a selection of linens, cottons and silks. These three material based mixed-media collages developed over the past few weeks and were finally mounted onto 300g paper yesterday. All are approximately A2 in size un-framed.
Our Dover Print & Drawing Club meetings (online via zoom since the 1st lock-down) are the perfect opportunity to relax amongst friends and create. There is no need to leave the house, hurry to a particular venue, or transport heavy materials; everything falls easily to hand within the comfort of the home studio.
Last Monday, after a full-on day, the evening club meeting presented an opportunity to chill for a while and explore shapes without any preconceived ideas. I usually cut collages with a medical scalpel, but this time I decided to just cut some paper with an ordinary pair of steel hand scissors, and see what might happen. Finding that I was enjoying the uneven line of each cut, I began layering the cut paper rather akin to a manual desktop form of Photoshop, moving shapes around before pausing some designs by holding the various elements in place with small strips removable tape. The four examples below had evolved in a similar manner, before settling upon their current form and paper finally fixed in place with permanent adhesive.
Excited to be taking part in the Brixton Urban Art event. This year it will be held virtually 3rd & 4th July instead of its usual location in Josephine Avenue, London SW2.
Urban Art 2021 – 3rd & 4th July
Due to the continuing uncertainty of COVID restrictions, Brixton’s annual street art fair will again go ‘virtual’ this year on the weekend 3rd & 4th July. However, don’t worry as we plan to be back at our usual venue in the beautiful tree lined Josephine Avenue in 2022. Meantime, please support our exhibitors in 2021 by viewing their galleries and buy some amazing art.
Our Virtual Art Fair
Urban Art is a great opportunity to buy work direct from our many loyal exhibitors and a chance to discover a wealth of creative skills, including Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Mixed Media and Street Art. Exhibitors range from the novice to the established and with prices to match this really is an event for all art lovers, whatever your budget.
For further details and to find out more about exhibiting visit: urbanart.co.uk
A selection of sketches from a new series ‘Out in the Garden’ using hand cut paper collage.
A few quick sketches that committed some ideas to paper have recently been influencing the layout and development of three new paper cut-out collages.
Relieved to receive 1st Pfizer BNT vaccine yesterday, but feel a bit off today, as if Covid fatigue has briefly returned to haunt me: c’est la vie. Medicinal compound, most efficacious in every case! Fortunately a day at home today, so a chance to experiment with some collage and Lily The Pink.