My artist friend Natalie Bennett and I are working together on some paintings. We are using the same source material to make individual paintings. I have just seen two of hers which are finished – mine are a long way off at the moment. It is interesting to see how we are similar in our approach and also different. The spice of life and all that!!
I have been working as a moderator for an examination board this week and so have not been in my studio since Tuesday – Oh dear. I really miss it when there is not enough time. I think that I must try at least to do some drawing each day even if there is no time to paint. My sketchbooks are there ready – so off I go.
I have been doing some lino prints over the last couple of days. Our Monday art group have an exhibition coming up in July at the Fishslab Gallery and our theme is ‘Fish-Lab’ so all things fishy are going to be on show. This is my interpretation of a cat-fish – more like a Cheshire-cat-fish really!!
I thought that I would write a little here about what I am doing. My subject matter is currently about my daughter Charlotte who is a performer and musician. She is in a show which is a modern day circus called Alice in Wasteland. It is a modern take on Alice in Wonderland but all about waste and ecology. It is this that is fuelling my painting at the moment. I have also begun to look at all performers and the masks that they wear, both literal and metaphorical, which in turn has led me to look at African masks and the ‘masks’ that we all wear in different situations in our daily lives.