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Another day in studio

Another day in studio

I just looked again at a photo from a few weeks ago of my most recent painting and felt slightly anxious. I am ‘dangerously’ close to obliterating too much of the nice, open white space on the painting’s surface. In fact, I hope I haven’t worked into it too much already. The earlier version now […]

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Big painting no.3, Reference material

Big painting no.3, Reference material

An aim for the end of my residency having been talked about a couple of months ago, I am now building up my 3rd large painting in a predicted series of 6, to hopefully be reached by September. These recent images here show some of the sketchbook ideas and ‘research’ towards this. As usual, the […]

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Hedge Train Thing

Hedge Train Thing

Thanks to David Penny for scaling up this drawing! Initially it was reduced in size from the original sketch, which gave it (and others like it) another character altogether. Now the character/ flavour has changed again, and these fairly quick sketches, from a mixture of observation and sub-conscious doodling, are being put onto a pedestal. […]

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New Year update.

New Year update.

1st January 2015 – Ah, it’s just a number. I don’t hold a massive amount of importance on new years, except that the months and seasons definitely do seem to affect us. January – a time of purification, or replenishing(?), or something like that. Or, for me, a time when I get little cuts at […]

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23/11/2014

23/11/2014

MDP Associates exhibition: Looking at the reflection of reality The eagerness of objects Mary Wintour, 2014 Launch: Thursday 4 December, 7-10pm | Exhibition continues until 13 December 2014 Federation House, 4th Floor Gallery, Manchester Looking at the reflection of reality is Mark Devereux Projects’ second annual associate members exhibition, showcasing the strength and diversity of […]

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12/11/14

12/11/14

12/11/14 After a bout of rearranging the studio space I was ready to pick up where I’d left off with the big, big watercolour on paper pntngs. Not sure if I prefer working on the floor or on the wall with these things. There’s something a bit exciting happening here – not sure what, yet. […]

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Scar Of The Valley, next stage

Scar Of The Valley, next stage

The title might change, but I used the word ‘scar’ after a comment that someone made about the work recently. Another layer develops The ‘controlled’ image partially obliterates the more ‘creative’ image. Then again, I wonder whether they are going to start influencing each other. I’m not totally sure about the large blue shape in […]

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