18 Jan 2015

Beaty Heart - Banana Bread

Pattern in music videos must be a thing now. I'm gonna post music videos here whenever I come across patterns in them. Hope you enjoy XXX

17 Jan 2015

I made a cushion for my friend Mark Hearld's birthday. One side is applique and embroidery on printed Kente fabric and the other side is calico with butterflies drawn with fabric pens. It was fun to make!  

As a reaction against many bland patterns I see being produced here is a new pattern called "Revolt".

16 Dec 2014

This one is a bit of a higgledy-piggledy, postmodern, do what you like kinda pattern. No rules to break - which is where I like to reside with pattern making. 
I inverted the colours and tada! A much better looking pattern turned out. I  love it when that happens. It makes me feel cleverer than I actually am. 

Top pattern inverted
Bottom original made with felt tips yeh!

9 Jul 2014

Composer Nico Muhly mentioning an issue that has affected me lately. I spotted some of my ideas in the work of a fellow artist who follows me on social media. I suppose I'm divided about the issue. I'd be happier about it if I was getting paid or some sort of recognition for this pattern/ illustration lark- and this artist seems to have a higher profile than me (because I am basically unknown). Anyway here is to original ideas- I still believe in those! :)

Now for some FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some time in the near future I will be giving an artists talk about my work to college students as the artist Christopher P Wood got in touch to tell me he thinks my latest work is tremendous! So I'm just bragging! :)  Well it means so much to me for him to let me know this. It's nice to get some outside affirmation that thinks my work is relevant. I've always admired Chris as a painter who is unafraid to follow his own artistic vision. "Imaginative freedom" was the term Chris used to describe my work and that resonates with me as that is something I have always been striving for. Let freedom ring! Apologies for spelling transcendence wrong :)

The Escape Artist, oil on board

Transform, oil on canvas

Lovely Machinery, oil on canvas

Untitled, oil on canvas

Sixteen full moons for you, oil on canvas

Liberation: Care of the soul after Jan Patocka

Wild combinations, oil on canvas

Five reflections on water for you, oil on canvas

Structure and sensation, oil on canvas

Structure and sensation, oil on canvas

Untitled, acrylic and felt tip on paper

untitled, acrylic and felt tip on paper

Untitled, acrylic, water-colour and collage on board