In recent years my work has become increasingly performative in the manner in which it is made. Yet during those years, my body’s capacity for me to move or control it has become exponentially reduced. Irreversible changes present challenges with interesting outcomes. These changes have not been caused by any one distinctive physical disability, butContinue reading “Body erodes, memory erases & covid erupts”
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Written during Covid – re-reading some of my thoughts at the time
A few people I know have been revisiting the early days of the pandemic. Some have long Covid. It was a time when my body and my mind went for many walks. Some things I wrote down. I’m struck how this text and response to a computer game raised the rural idyll. The impact hasContinue reading “Written during Covid – re-reading some of my thoughts at the time”
Watermarks – by Meadow Arts. My show ends on 28th February.
Watermark exhibition presented by Meadow Arts – various venues
Watermark is an exhibition dedicated to those around the world who are affected by flooding, rising sea levels and loss of habitat. From January to June 2023 Meadow Arts, in partnership with five Worcester organisations, will explore water and flooding through a multi-site exhibition across the city. Watermark will reveal how artists have responded toContinue reading “Watermark exhibition presented by Meadow Arts – various venues”
Studio practice Part 1 – stop, reflect and review
I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction of my work and I need to stop, reflect and review. Last week I went to a friends house and saw my big drawing of Soudley Ponds, chalk on black paper, on her wall. It looked amazing. And I asked myself why I have stopped doing theseContinue reading “Studio practice Part 1 – stop, reflect and review”
Heatwave drawings and films – of fire and flood
Wikipedia The 2022 United Kingdom heatwaves were part of several heatwaves across Europe and North Africa. The United Kingdom experienced three heatwaves; the first was for three days in June, the second for three days in July, and the third for six days in August. These were periods of unusually hot weather caused by risingContinue reading “Heatwave drawings and films – of fire and flood”
The Looking Classes are back! Drawing and exploring….
It’s been quite a while since I ran any art classes and many people have asked when I will do it again. So here we go.cI have put together a programme that offers a range of drawing experiences, both indoors and outdoors. cYou can see the details of times and venues on the dedicated workshopContinue reading “The Looking Classes are back! Drawing and exploring….”
Hello world! The birds and wifi have reconnected me!
Two weeks ago I moved into a new home. Same village, different house, from a tiny pretty house with views of the Severn, to an unattractive (outside) house with double the amount of light and space and a studio at the bottom of the garden. Since lugging my life belongings across the threshold, I haveContinue reading “Hello world! The birds and wifi have reconnected me!”
Bev ‘D’… Artist film gets selected!
Extract from composer Andrew Heath’s newsletter. Sign up here! Below is a pic of Andrew and I taken on Friday at Severn Worlding are SVA Gallery, John Street, Stroud. I also have a show in Newnham on Severn in SevernsidePress Guest house, as part of farOpen Studios. Checkout exhibitions page for opening times. Visit farOpenContinue reading “Bev ‘D’… Artist film gets selected!”