Tuesday, 28 February 2012
I enjoyed watching this documentary about David Hockney. His recent Royal Academy exhibition looks fantastic, i really want to go and see it. And i thought my landscape drawings were big :/
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
A friend of mine has started making short music films of bands and solo artists performing live in intimate house shows/random places. He wanted to use my Haystacks Lake District drawing as a backdrop to one of his films and i was more than happy to oblige. Last Monday they invaded our living room with their cameras, lights and action and we were treated to some truly beautiful guitar and banjo playing by Glenn Jones who is currently on tour from the US. His music can be found here
I look forward to seeing the film immensely!!
Saturday, 11 February 2012
I went back to Alton College the other week to do a talk about what i've been doing since i left there in 2006. It was strange to be back but good in a way to reflect on how my work has changed. Looking back at my older work, it was extremely colourful and messy and there was lots of it, with sketchpads full of mistakes and experimenting. Looking at my work now, it seems to me to be more refined yet sombre, someone once told me that my landscapes looked like they would swallow you up whole. I would like to get back to a freer way of working again but still retain an atmospheric edge to my work.
Sunday, 5 February 2012
It's Sunday and i've been watching TED talks all morning. These two talks from Sir Ken Robinson encapsulate how i feel about education and what i think it should be about. Learning should be initiated from individual's interests and passions, it's an organic progression that should lead us to fulfillment in what we do rather than a linear route to a well paid job. He articulates the ideas far better than i ever could so give them a watch.