Friday, 25 February 2011


Homage project - my starting point was the paintings of Edward Pond as seen in train carriages through the 1980's and 90's;

I took inspiration from his simple stencil-like images and applied it to some modern buildings in Brighton  such as the Amex building on Edward Street;

The cage like structure of this building began to stand out and led to some more abstract work;

and photos of the stencil I used.... 

...led onto some monoprints

Coming back to ceramics, the black and white cage painting started suggesting Portuguese tile patterns from the 1950-70's, an area of particular interest. I have traced the central area of the painting and next I will follow the lines with pin-pricks through which I will try to paunce some pigment directly onto damp glaze...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

new place

waking view, last dawn

Moving was predictably manic but the house we hoped to move to came through, less than 24 hours before we moved out of our old one - talk about cutting it fine.

new steps, first dusk

I am taking over an old garden office building and slowly unpacking my studio in its new location. Its a great space with amazing views which will either inspire me or make me waste my time by staring out into the distance;

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