Colour for the Cold

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‘In the Studio with Litho Press and Life Drawings’ Inks on paper, 165 x 205mm

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Make some Mud 2017

Happy New Year!

In August last year I started making a new book. I have just finished it. It is called Sunk Sun and I have published it under a new name: Make Mud Press. Make Mud will be where I can make books how I know, with what I have.

Sunk Sun is an edition of 33 only. Signed and numbered. It has been letterpressed and lino printed and hand bound. It consists of two letterpress poems and four lino prints inside and one lino print on the cover. Each book is very different to the other. The covers are different, the inside paper is different. The printing is different.

By different, I mean, hand-made, hand-printed by me, a woman with hands trying to write, draw, print and bind a book by myself. This book was printed on our (Shed Press) Arab Treadle press, pictured below to the left of our Litho press.

I have learnt a lot and I am excited about continuing to make art books under Make Mud. Books are where I want to bring words and pictures together.

Sunk Sun will be available to purchase next Friday 20th of January from the bookartbookshop in Old Street, London. It will be priced at £50.

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‘Fertility with Her Eyes Shut’ Lino print 

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Contents page: one poem, three prints, one poem, one print

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Limited edition of 33 only

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‘Smoking in the dark’ – Lino print

Man in Red

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‘Man in Red’. I made this drawing with coloured pencil on paper, it is quite small at 300mm x 210mm.

Three exhibitions to see before 2017:

  1. The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition at The Royal Drawing School
  2. Catherine Goodman’s The Last House in the World at the Marlborough
  3. Rose Wylie’s Horse, Bird, Cat at David Zwirner

Thank you to everyone who joined me for our Open Studios afternoon, it was bloody lovely, and to Olivia Browne for organising the Postkarte exhibition, which is up until the 17th.

Woman, Moon, Man, Horse

I am drawing my hands off at the moment but have made time to salute the Super Moon with these Moon Women collage cards. They have nice titles like ‘Woman in a Dress as Tall as the Moon’. Available in all good bookshops! (Or, in fact, just one: The Open Road Bookshop).

Join us for some art and a disgustingly early mince pie this Sunday 20 November, 1-6pm at Bow Arts, 183 Bow Road, E3 2SJ. (Buzzer no.7)

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I also have two artworks in the Postkarte exhibition at the Wivenhoe Bookshop, 3-17 December.

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And one more thing, for us Londoners, a couple of my drawings will be on show at Various Guises EP launch next Thursday 24 November: https://www.facebook.com/events/169472236813387/

Thank you for reading.

Illustration

 

Here are some ink illustration artworks I made recently for a project. I love the deep blue and black together. I am always trying to bring this imaginative side together with my drawings from life. This is why I am making time to play at The Drawing School.  Come to our Open Studios on the 20th of November and see them in the flesh. A couple of exhibition recommendations for you too: Paula Rego at The Marlborough and Edward Ardizzone and Laura Carlin at The House of Illustration.

Mother and Daughter

It is September and I have started my post-graduate course at The Royal Drawing School. I have never drawn so much in my life. Yesterday I gave a presentation about my work and I showed artworks from my recent exhibition. Below are two. They are both narrow and long and vertical. We were discussing vertical thinking in our life drawing class on Wednesday, where I spent so long looking at light and dark that the naked woman in front of me became as solid as the space around her.

And whilst you’re here – we will be holding a little Christmas (too early to type this word) Open studios afternoon on Sunday 20 November, so please do join us.

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Mother and Daughter

 

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Two Women & ‘A Girl With Roses’