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ART 380 Preparation for Year 3

“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry.” Thomas Mann Throughout the Summer of 2020, I started to think about what I wanted to create in year three. As we were in lockdown and because of my chronic asthma I was classified as vulnerable and so hadContinue reading “ART 380 Preparation for Year 3”


AIC215 “A Breakdown of Communications.” Final Thoughts and Reflections.

“Sometimes what we call tragedy, at least in the theatre, are really case histories. They’re based on the central figure, and things happen to that person, and they’re called tragedy because they’re extremely sad. But tragedy always has a glorious thing happen at the end of it. That’s what the catharsis is.” Derek Walcott ThisContinue reading “AIC215 “A Breakdown of Communications.” Final Thoughts and Reflections.”

My inspiration for “Descent of the Forest”

“Art is not what you see, but what others make you see.” Edgar Degas One of my first blogs was on the Metamorphosis Module. I wanted to explain what was lurking at the back of my head as inspiration for my piece. I called it “Descent of the Forest” as my work was inspired byContinue reading “My inspiration for “Descent of the Forest””

Looking Forward into Year 3

Bad artists copy. Good artists steal. Pablo Picasso I have (I think) completed all my requirements for this second year of my Applied Fine Art Degree. I have enjoyed all the different projects I have undertaken so far, including lifedrawing, painting in water colour, acrylics, oils, pastels soft and oil, building insallations and lino cutting.Continue reading “Looking Forward into Year 3”

AIC215 Sketch book relating to YSP and Hepworth Gallery.

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. “ Neil Gaiman These are images taken from my Sketch book. This selection is in responce to a visit to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Gallery. Henry Moore drew quite a few sketches of sheep. I think they areContinue reading “AIC215 Sketch book relating to YSP and Hepworth Gallery.”

AIC215 “Metamorphosis” Sketch book

“I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.” Georgia O’Keeffe The following are images from my Sketch book relating to the initial Metamorphosis Module. I do not intend to add much text in this as it has been covered in previous blogs,Continue reading “AIC215 “Metamorphosis” Sketch book”

ART265 Sketch and Note Books relating to 6ft Beacon painting of the Fish Quay.

“It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.” Vincent van Gogh As stated in the title, this is just a peek into my sketchbook and note book that I keep as I work on a project. All photos are my own work.