'The artist is always arranging things in the way to say to the the onlooker, "See, here it is. It's what you thought you knew, but it's different isn't it?" It's not the shock of the new, it's the shock of the familiar, arranged so that we can actually see it. Art can unlock dead lives and quicken the dead places.' Jeanette Winterson from Why be happy when you can be normal?
I am based in Macclesfield and have been involved in several local art events, including exhibiting for the Barnaby Festival. I also have strong links with the South West, particularly Cornwall, and am a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. I am also a trustee of Passionart, a Manchester-based organisation promoting faith-based art.
If you are interested in any of my work or just want to chat, please contact me on 07939 095 655 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A series of images from a book project entitled ‘Dismantle’.
Part of Newlyn Society of Artists, ‘Ex Libris’ exhibition, Penzance 2019.
Based upon a quote by Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei: “ We can discover new possibilities from the process of dismantling, transforming and recreating.”
Images from work being undertaken in the woods below The Roaches, Staffs. Paintings and collages are projected on to the surfaces of rocks and trees in the uneasy darkness of the nighttime.
Doxey Pool sits on top of the Roaches in the Peak District. These are slow exposure photographs of 'paintings', using white pigment in the dark, peaty pool, along with ink studies.
Lines of Sight
Lines of Sight is a joint exhibition between a poet, a filmmaker, and two visual artists. We have walked the ridge from Kerridge to Tegg’s Nose, and in the opposite direction several times, together and apart. The works have been created as a result of us reacting to the walk, to each other and to the landscape.
Collage & photography Mike Thorpe
3d work Erika Groeneveld
Words Ailsa Holland
Film Taffy Davies
Acrylic on various surfaces.
Lost Spaces 1
A selection of the photos and collages produced as part of the Lost Spaces project. Exploring the forgotten and discarded corners of towns.
Lost Spaces 2
Drypoint and collage. Part of the Lost Spaces project.
Tracing the patterns of shadows cast across a studio wall at ten minute intervals and producing images based upon the abstract images.
Plasterboard & paint
Acrylic on plaster board. Exploring space and composition.
Against the grain
These images depict an Easter installation in St Peter's Church, Macclesfield. It is a meditative journey through the Easter story with contemporary references in each 'station'.
These two images were part of a series experimenting with the effects of Indian ink and water.
The Brisons, from Porthnanven, Cornwall
This was painted outdoors on a cold, windy and drizzly April morning, as an exercise to produce an instant impression of the scenery looking out to the Brisons (two islands sitting off the coast) within a limited timeframe. Charcoal and black & white acrylic paint.
Where the river meets the sea
Outdoor painting looking inland from the North Cornish coastline. Graphite, acrylics, found materials.
These prints are part of a series of images based upon mushroom spore prints. The words are taken from a poem entitled ‘Mushrooms’ by Sylvia Plath.
This is part of a project done in conjunction with composer and violinist Jeanne-Pierre Rudolph called Amkila Muhmala (Lost Spaces). The main image was used for the cover of the CD. The music explored themes of neglected, lost city spaces. Photography/montage.