Monday, February 29, 2016

Made in Margate

I am pleased to be part of a new group, Made in Margate, that includes all sorts of creative people,   We have set up the group to share opportunities, work together on events and exhibitions and get to know other local creative people. We hope to have an events mailing list and welcome new members to join us.

Our first exhibition is part of the Big Kent Weekend and opens on Friday 11th March 6-8pm and continues on Saturday 12th and Sunday13th 12-6pm.

The exhibition will be in the Viking Gallery, Cliftonville Ave. Margate and we will be on hand to talk to people about Made in Margate and our work.

There will be a free prize draw to win pieces of art and following the popularity of adult colouring books we also have a colour and draw activity for everyone to take part in.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Drawing with Light

I went to a very interesting workshop on Saturday at the Sidney Cooper gallery in Canterbury.

Lead by Matt Rowe we explored the idea of sketching or drawing with light using a camera with a long exposure to capture the light and movement.

We first worked with the theme of trees, using charcoal to draw tree shapes in 30seconds. Not a lot of time you realise when trying to do it.

Then it was envisioning how the drawing would work using light from torches and El wire.
I chose a magenta and green filter for the torches and a piece of blue El wire that was hung up and then moved during the long exposure.

The idea was of the trunk of the tree, drawn with the green and magenta light from the torches and with the blue as foliage on top.

It was very enjoyable and I can see possibilities for future work.