Sunday, 20 June 2010
When I was a nipper we used to go on trips with the local play group to Scarborough. I remember the sea wall appearing absolutely massive. A couple of shirtless youths hopped over the wall straight into the choppy swell below and all I glimpsed of them after that was their huge panicky eyes and unusually vibrant hair! I'm not sure what happened to those boys, maybe the great whites got them..
Tuesday, 9 March 2010
I found this beautiful painting whilst searching for stories about Kelpies (Celtic urban myth about a water horse)
i love how the horse is bordering on cartoonish illustration and the surrounding pond is beautifully washed out and dreamlike.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
I really hope this wasn't a collectable before I painted over it with the rolling hills of Eenucorn wood.
Originally this was a painting of a stream meandering gently through a forest! I got it from a charity shop and then painted over it thinly, layer by layer with oils.
I loved how it already came with a back story and an identity and then I wrote my narrative over it.
It was like doing a secret collaboration (and a very cheap one at that!)
These eerie glass sculptures have really struck a chord with me. They are by a Korean artist and have that weird cutesy-ness that the far east is recognised for, but that's not what you immediately think when you see these sculptures. The cuteness is buried under a shed load of uneasiness and melancholy.
I'm kinda scared that one of these little ghostly girlys might haunt my sleep tonight but I would still love to have one sitting on my mantle piece!