There is now only one week to the start of Cambridge Open Studios 2015 and not unlike many of the 270 participating artists most preparations are either complete, well under way or, for one reason or another, experiencing slight panic. The turf has been laid, stepping stones set and room has been painted white covering splatters from regular moments of excitement; all that remains is to hang the finished pieces on Friday afternoon. I am very much looking forward to welcoming you to my new ‘100-year-old’ studio at the bottom of the garden.
Archives for June 2015
It is impossible to truly perceive depth of loss, emotion and despair until you are faced with the loss of a parent and in my case my father. Only 77 years young, a charismatic, larger than life human being who had a passion for politics, a Labour Councillor for South Cambs., a singer, actor, a producer for the BBC and above all a great father who’s total means of punishment was to talk me to death. He passed away unexpectedly on 23rd December 2014 from heart disease. It has thrown my world upside down particularly after having lost my little sister only 3 years ago from MS. Life, this world, has felt cold and empty without them, but I am grateful I have the love and warmth of my husband and my two sons. [Read more…]
I started working on this piece last year, but the direction is was taking left me dry, however, after a few months tucked away I found a new direction. As I write this post, Still Light of Dawn is still work in progress, but I envisage it’s completion early July. I am using oil and a glaze medium on a 90 x 90cm deep edge canvas. I felt tempera on this larger pieces would not be as effective, so opted for a smoother, less textured effect.