Thursday, 15 September 2011

Thursday, 26 May 2011

I am part of a lost generation...

I learnt how to make coleslaw the other day

I am part of a lost generation. I am lost. My friends are lost. What are we to do in this time? My dream job.....a full time artist....or work in a gallery....basically to be surrounded by art, circulating daily round my head. But, i am poor. I want to make big beautiful paintings, but i dont want to ruin my flat (my boyfriend will tell me off, i have only just got him to stop talking about the wax that i dripped all over the carpet) and my land lord will charge me!!! i dont know the right people in the right places. NoW!!!! I am not woe is just a little bit lost. And always have been. I made a big mistake at uni and didn't go in search for work experience through uni....i partied. and partied. and partied. I am a bit of a divy. But, this is something i am faced with more and more. I hope my beautiful wonderful friends don't mind me speaking of them, but we are a sort of a lost generation....Have and are we working hard enough to make our dreams come true? NO! we get drunk. And wake up and think, im lost. I want to document bits and bobs that I feel are magic in my eyes.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mini canvases of icons with little gems

Also some more little canvases......
So I am have started a painting of lovely Lesley. Its my first non human painting and I dont really know how I feel about it but I wanted to thank Lesley for hanging out with me. I feel a bit mental actually writing this but I think Iv got a fever and at the moment its making sense to me. Its not quite finished.

Its been a while...

Ohhhh it has been a while since making a note of nonsense on my blog. Since moving into my higgledipiggledy flat it has taking me a while to settle into beautiful Brighton life! I love Brighton. Officially. And what I love most are the seagulls!!!!! However, I haven't been pooed on yet so things may change if I do. I have one particular, special seagull that I have fallen in love with and her name is Lesley. She is wonderful! and i know its her as she has a limp. Yes, I have been a bit side tracked away from making art over the past months for lots of reasons but no longer!!!! I am starting again.  With lesley!

(Lesleys on the left)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Thank you to thre arty and drunk people of Brighton,London and Leicester

The exhibition turned out to be a magical success. Who knew that delightful Brighton would bring such wonderous people in!!! It was fun and full of bubbles!! My beautiful friends came along as well as the best family and new fantastic faces ( A delightful gentleman from a delightful book shop stood out) But, yes, was fantastic and thank you to all the special people that made it.

But this is not the end! First show down, Next one to go... (don't know if that makes sense. I have had too much bubbles tonight) New life and new start in a new flat and new studio/bedroom in new flat/room!

Next step...How to be a newly single artist living in a flat that is falling apart in the center of a city where i know very few people,


Thursday, 3 March 2011

EXHIBITION TIME-slap on your best boat race!

So people of the world of blog!!! Time has come to hang up my paintings and have a show!!!! I am incredibly nervous, but excited. As long as there are Bubbles in my glass i shall be fine!!! Let the arty people of Brighton flock to the Artist Residence Hotel for creative awakening!!! Or even just for a free drink! x

Friday, 25 February 2011

Its definitely not finished yet. I dont think so...well I dont know we shall see, considering the time i have left before the exhibition.
Whilst unwell over the fantabulous/crap valentines period, I was put in a position of not being able/not wanting to leave my hidden bunker that I work in to take photos of strange and wonderful faces. So i resorted to taking photos of my own face on my computer (weird,uncomfortable and very self indulgent!) BUT! I had to paint, so a self portrait it is. I do feel that sometimes my brain is a big fat mess!!! and wanted to kind of show this, a bit like my boys mind is very magical, they are very similar styles, yet totally different to me. Bit like my boy and I I feel. A nice mesh of colourful magic and mess.
Hello blog brains..I decided to try and paint an images of my boy. He has a very eccentric, magical brain. I love his camel eyes also! They are funny. and a little bit beautiful.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

A little edie face, this canvas is really small...which makes a change as i LOVE to paint big!!! However, living underground with not much space to make the canvases as BIG as i would like is the case whist doing the artist residence, I will settle! At least i can move them easier that the big ones!!! Its not ideal when its raining an they are hanging out the back of my mums car, resorting in a family argument in the street!!! I do love you mum and dad. But please buy a bigger car which will make it easier to move my big canvases. x
It is a bit sad that I always resort to painting her. Its so predictable but she was sooooo yummie!!!
My obsession got the better of me.....and I had to paint her

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Oh nan. I think I may have lost it with the hair!
Here, this does represent my nans mind. Mad.
I have wanted to create another painting like the queen. But, this time with an image of my nan. I liked the way the queen came out and the representation of meaning that I had in my mind when painting it. I wanted to create something similar with my nan but i want it to represent her in the way that i paint her.....i don't think i am making much sense?! But i know what I want to achieve, I don't think i have reached that yet with this painting....but I'm slowly learning not to over paint. However, I am starting to miss going mental with my paints! I will have to have a paint blow out soon!!!
I was thinking of selling these little postcards at the exhibition in little packs of five, so others can let their sexy boys and girls know that they make their belly flip on a daily basis!
Hello Blog!!! how are you blogging bloggers? I went back home to London town with a bad chest and my head hung low, feeling sorry for myself. I had spent valentines day in bed....ill!!! It was a sad day (especially for my boy who got the aggression that came with my non stop sneezing for 24hrs) i was miserable to be with! BUT!! inspired my moody mind! If i'm a witch to my gorgeous loving magical boyfriend all day because i'm feeling sorry for can I make him fall in love me and think i'm adorable again! WELL..... send him a little loving postcard. I left one on his pillow. And now he loves me again!! wooooooooo!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

A new piece that i started today, I wanted to do a piece on joes gran from when she had grown older... in her 90's! faaaabulous! I want to really careful with the colour i pick to represent particular things. And not to work into it to much! I want to concentrate on little details.
I do think that every mark i make does depend on how the person in the image affects me.

oooohhhh my nan. The eyes. 
I have been thinking about doing a few more in this style. I really like the gentleness of the face against the manicness of the crown...

Today my lovely friend alex left artist residence.....boooooooooooooo! BUT!...there is some good news..he took some close up pictures of my work close up...woooooooooo! Thank you alex. Im going to miss you. And your christmas cake. Come back soon to hand out with the starlings!!!

Monday, 7 February 2011

The beginning of joe's gran.

This is from an image taken from one of the most wonderful people i knows gran (She was AMAZING also!) I was lucky enough to meet her a few times and she really made me smile and feel warm inside on those occasions....i hope hope hope i grow old like her, she was fun!!! Joe has been really lovely and sent me some beautiful images of her in your young days in the 1920's! they are beauuuuuuuuuuuuuutiful and intend on using some of them for the exhibition. Just the history and the feeling of seeing this wonderful old lady grown over time in pictures was really magical and made my belly go funny(and get a bit emotional actually!) I love knowing the history of the people i paint, it helps me paint in a particular way for each individual i think. 
This is me trying not to OVERPAINT...which is what i always end up doing and ruining work. I have been thinking that i want to work like this for the exhibition, really concentrate on keeping it very simple. Try and not throw red paint at every image i paint!!!!  What a handsome chap he was.
ahhhhh, My little gallery shelf.
In the Artist residence gallery... some of the little romantic pieces....
Hello Elizabeth you little hipster...

Underground in my little studio......I am a mole
your my favourite monarch..x
Look at all the little monarchs hanging out in my room!!!!...