Wednesday, 4 February 2015

A few photos from the photoshoots from the NPS art residency

Here are a few photographs from the art residency at NPS. They were quite exciting images and hope there are more to come. I use them predominantly for composition, to then work into etching and drawing but a few of these will be used for digital collage and layering.








Monday, 2 February 2015

Miniature exhibition at New Pacific Studio in New Zealand

Its been one of the most wonderful months of my life here in New Zealand. I have learnt so many things about myself and who I want to be as an artist. It has inspired me, given me hope and also shown me new ways of thinking. I feel excited to pursue new adventures and seek new goals and new themes in my work! Here are a few photos of the work I created...









Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Inspired by Beth

Beth and I have been literally soaking up the inspiration around us here in New Zealand. From Christchurch to Wellington, Auckland and sweet little Masterton, we have been thrilled and joyed by the ideas around us!

Here are a few things I have been working on...


Drawings of Beth:





Photos of Beth:




Monday, 12 January 2015

Art Residency at Mt Bruce, New Zealand 2015

Currently I am on an art residency at Mt Bruce which is about a couple hours north of Wellington in New Zealand. Its beautiful here, the flowers are out and the calves and the mothers are roaming in the fields. We have visited little water holes, abandoned old bridges and dipped our feet into fresh water streams. To say the least, it has been a journey of beauty and inspiration. 

Here are a few photographs of my journey thus far of my studio corner...










Sunday, 11 January 2015

Locket of the heart

This is the final snaps of the locket I made in 2014 for the jewellery submission. I am very happy with the final results and I thought that these forest photos would most compliment the conceptual reasoning behind the work!











The processes of making my ecclesiastic inspired window locket

For my main project in 2014 for jewellery, I made a locket in the shape of a cathedral window. It took several months, working in amongst and along side various other projects. It it one of the most challenging and delicate processes I have ever undertaken but also the most beautiful and satisfying. The only thing I regret really in this project, was getting it gold plated. It has been made in brass, which still looks nice but doesn't have quite the richness of gold! I guess, in the end, nothing really lasts forever anyway!