Saturday, January 21, 2017

Kashif Nadim Choudry comission by the Studio Group at Turner Contemporary.

The Studio Group at Turner Contemporary commissioned Kashif Nadim Choudry to make work for the Sunley Gallery. The exhibition is on till the 23rd April.











The installation called The Three Graces was made with the support and work of the Studio Group members and local artists and craftspeople.


I had a very tiny part cutting out some fabric for some of the flowers in one of our Blank Canvas sessions

"Kashif Nadim Chaudry (born 1976, Nottingham) uses elaborate textiles techniques to create sculptures and installations that explore themes of identity, religion and cultural heritage. The Three Graces is a large-scale installation of three richly decorative monumental figures inspired by triptychs in eastern and western culture." (from The Gallery website)




The installation wraps itself around the space with vine like plant forms, and other spherical forms, and horse skulls are brightly decorated with beads, threads and layers of fabric.





Friday, December 30, 2016

Margate Photography


I have been working on my photographs, selecting and re filing digitally with the aim of using more of them in my mixed media works in the coming year.


So I have also been looking at digital processes in order to see some with fresh eyes and to see further potential in some images.

I do enjoy turning an image into something quite different or changed to a degree, some of these images will have more work done to them. Using digital programs and by physically painting or collaging on top of them.


 






Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ramsgate Harbour illuminated boats.


Ramsgate Royal Harbour has become one of the Christmas highlights in Thanet, with more of the boats illuminated for the festival this year.

Lots of people are visiting and taking photographs  of the over 40 boats taking part and the press has been down interested in this more unusual Christmas event.


This annual event is now in its third year and is organized by the Royal Temple Yacht Club and Ramsgate Marina Association and runs till January.




Boats taking part will be judged for the best dressed competition in a number of categories.



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter Cheer exhibition at Bernie's Chocolate Bar

Marion Armstrong hanging her work with Triston looking on.

I have three paintings in the Winter exhibition at Bernie's Chocolate Bar in Margate.

Called Winter Cheer, there are seven artists showing work. Alan Longley, Megan Metcalf, Ruth Le Ber,  Marion Armstrong, Dosh Archer and  Triston Wallace.

Triston Wallace's photographs

The exhibition is on till the end of January. Bernie's facebook page here to check on opening times.

There are photographs, paintings, prints and illustrations on show and cards and prints for sale too.

I am showing three  Buddha head paintings, acrylic on canvas.

Alan Longley's work
Ruth Le Ber's sea themed pictures
Megan Metcalf's illustrations.

As part of out theme on Winter Cheer, we held a Its a Wrap event last Saturday,where we took lots of wrapping materials for people to bring any gifts that they wanted to wrap.


It was a free event with any donations to Thanet Families in Need.

We had fun and some have some donations for the charity too.


Dosh was reusing crisp packets as wrapping.



Some of our wrapping.