Lockdown Self Portraits

When in lockdown on your own what do you do… Self portraits and clay studies!

Self portrait sculpture studies

Drawing in care homes

I have been running art sessions in care homes for the last 20 years. Before the pandemic completely ended my access to these homes i began a series of drawings based on the relationship between carer and patient. The patient/service user is often completely reliant on the carer to assist them in the most basic of needs such as eating or washing. Having witnessed this interaction for so long I felt compelled to visualise it in my minimalist approach trying to tell the complete story with as little detail as possible. Together with these drawings I plan to create sculptures from clay celebrating the role of the carer which I then hope to exhibit. This project feels even more poignant given the pandemic and how the carers have been even more essential.

Pastel Journal

Featured in an 8 page, center spread piece by Ken Gofton in the February 2017 edition.

Pastel Journal is the top art magazine devoted to the art of painting in pastel with each issue featuring pastel painting tips, featured works and interviews with international pastel artists.