Saturday, 14 December 2013

Kerri Pratt : Urban Trace

I've been looking for local galleries to visit and had heard of the New Ashgate gallery in Farnham. I went for the first time a few weeks ago. There was a lot of work on display, but upstairs was a show by Kerri Pratt, and of all the work in the gallery, I found hers the most interesting. It reminded me a bit of the work of a friend of mine, Tessa Gray

Sunday, 17 November 2013

It's been a busy year

It sometimes feels like I've not achieved a lot this year, when I look at what I've done artistically. However I did complete a three month print studio internship at the beginning of the year and set up a studio at home. I made a print edition for an exhibition during the summer and I also made 50 wedding invitations, 50 orders of service and 50 thank you cards for my wedding. I've also visited quite a few gallery shows.

Lately things have finally calmed down. Getting married and falling pregnant this year have both taken a lot of my time. Now that everything wedding is over, I've been in my studio playing around with oil paints and mushrooms (more on that soon).

Here are some pictures from the year, as I notice I've posted very little about what I've done, mostly I've just posted show reviews.

My studio is all set up and it's lovely to sit at a desk and mess about

 Hops left over from wedding decor. No idea what to do with them, yet.

 Thank you cards for the wedding. Simple linocut, handprinted at home with waterbased lino ink.

More lino Thank You cards.

I started printing with blue and moved on to orange.

Wedding invites, Linoprinted hops

Recently I've been collecting pinecones and spraying them gold for Christmas decs. 

A linocut I made for a fellow Moomin fan as a Birthday present back in January.

Anyway, I am due to have a baby any day now, so will I actually get more artwork done next year? Who knows. I will try though. Maybe the first few weeks will not be very productive, but hopefully I will find a balance. 

For the next few hours/days before the baby arrives, I will be making prints and painting, so I hope to post some more things soon. I've had a good 2013, seen some great work, bought a couple of lovely prints, made some fun work and learnt a lot through reading and my internship. I've especially learnt a lot about Linocutting and hand printing. I still have a long way to go though. I hope everyone had a good 2013 and I wish you all the best for 2014!

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Friday, 11 October 2013


Just a few snaps of this years show. I couldn't stay long and so didn't get a note of all of the Artists, so feel free to comment if you know who's work any of this is.

Artist Unknown


 Letitia Northcott

Natalie Carr

Artist Unknown

Zoë Hawkins

Artist Unknown

Jane Diana Scott-Malden

Elise Darlow

Monday, 5 August 2013

Some extra photos from the WSA Degree Show 2013

Recently got a film developed and found a few more pictures from this years degree show. I will add the names and information for the artists where I know or can find it. If any information is wrong, out of date or missing, please let me know!

 Donna Vokes

Lydia Heath 

Tom Czarnota

Andy Reaney

 Camrin Schinkel

 Rebekka Turner

Hope Talbot

Sarah Potts

Melody Grossman


And here's a gratuitous shot of my fiancé enjoying the degree show refreshments. It was an enjoyable evening and I hope to go again next year and take more pictures.

As for now. I'm off to the Saatchi gallery this week to see the paper exhibition and will take lots of photos there. I will have more time on my hands soon so I'm looking for inspiration so I can get making.