Wednesday, 24 December 2014

More themes and contributions to C2C15

We had a exchange of books recently and have contributions from some new Open Studios members : Dan Obrien introduces himself, Nuala Whales loves landscapes and Walter Koch's theme quotations is tackled by Helen Peake.
Adeliza Mole presents various themes in her very personal style.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Cover to Cover 2015

In 2015, Cover to Cover is a bit different; the 42 participating artists are taking part on a sketchbook exchange that will last five months and will culminate on a joint publication. 
Each participating artist has chosen a theme for their sketchbook and collaborates with other eight to ten artist within their group. There are five groups in total.

After explaining their theme with a few "sketches" (there is no rules as to what constitutes a sketch but an intervention on a page), the artists exchange books with others in their group and work on each others themes, thus, thus, learning from each other and enriching their thought process.

Themes are varied, forty two in total and below you can see some of the artists interventions to date.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Roche Court - Sketching visit

The New Art Centre at Roche Court was a great venue for a sketching day.
We did a Group tour with their education department and learned loads of stories about the sculptures. Thank you Emma!

Laura Ford's bronzes have a misterious unsettling quality, The mixture of hyperrealism (finely textured bronze looking like plastic or fabric) and incongruence (friendly animals with children legs), makes a big impact.
 One of my favourites was also the carved stone plaque by the House of an Artist, sketched below
More sketches here and here

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Sketching at Douai Abbey

Sketching at Douai Abbey was fantastic. The space is magnificent and at one point the organist started practicing, filling the space with music. Magical.
The image below is a composite of the work of a few of us who went to Douai Abbey. it includes work by Hillary Arnold-Baker, Jane Vaidya, Chrys Healy, Pearl Hailstone and Isabel Carmona Andreu.