Why You Should Go To Art School (Or Not…)

This week after three (four if you count foundation) years at art school - well, university, I received my final classification and lo and behold I got that illusive First Class Honours. I have to say it has not been breezy, not that I ever anticipated it would be, even though it's not medical science… Continue reading Why You Should Go To Art School (Or Not…)

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Beginnings

The start of this week saw my final hand in at university, it's felt a little bittersweet overall, now the initial relief has passed I'm starting to get a little restless. I have a few little goals in mind for the next few months and I'm hoping to expand my portfolio start to build a… Continue reading Beginnings

Plant Huntress

Here is a little preview of my current project, inspired by the life of Jeanne Baret. Ah, there goes a madwoman dreaming, From the stream to the lake and the river to the timid stars and fountains and flowers And the perennial freshness of the fields and souls, the waves with their roar From the… Continue reading Plant Huntress

Pressed

It's been quite the turn around this week. Pressed pretty much sums it up, pressed for time, pressed for money and pressed for ideas. Although with a few (many) late nights and a lot of coffee my work so far is on the up. I have been struggling with a few things in my main… Continue reading Pressed

Study Sketches

A massive downside to not having many days off work to go out and visit places is the struggle of getting research imagery. I have been using documentaries to draw from for days when I only have 6pm onwards to get work done. Fortunately I have a few adventures planned for my two days off… Continue reading Study Sketches

The Art of Balance

With my three (four if you count foundation) years of art school coming to an end I've been reflecting a lot on the realities of balancing a degree and a job. As with the majority of degree students I have worked alongside my studies throughout my time in education and looking back, to be honest… Continue reading The Art of Balance