In November 2019 I tasked myself with completing a drawing a day. This was easier said than done however I was aware that I hadn’t practiced any proper drawing for a long time, as the drawings I usually undertake are more like painting maps. The challenge provided some ideas and solidified my practice. The plan Continue Reading
Since completing the donated commission for The Prince’s Trust in Spring 2019, I have been enjoying an experimental phase, including tech, equipment, colour theory, surface and texture, symbolism and shape. The complexity of the brief and the resulting detailed painting inspired me to pursue and explore further works such as this.
Nanny, 2019, oil on panel, 60x40cm. Another new painting drying on the wall, that will become part of the Exploring Motherhood series. The pink gradient over her portrait brings a traditional painting into the 21st century. This painting refers to past generations and how they might have experienced motherhood. We can look back with rose Continue Reading
Vanitas (a popular painting genre in 1600s) will be explored as one thread of the Motherhood series. Vanitas is usually a still life arrangement formed with specific items that symbolise various, often universally assigned concepts. For example a clock would symbolise time, a skull would symbolise death. Traditionally, a Vanitas or Momento Mori (Latin “Remember Continue Reading
“Our older children had a fantastic time learning about Frida Kahlo, Observational drawing and our younger children were fascinated with looking at facial features of themselves and others and exploring with a variety of mark making materials. Hannah was fantastic at adapting her approach and she was actively involved in the planning of the sessions Continue Reading