Art Residence in S.Ireland

Our 3 Artists collaboration, home page, put together proposals for a residency so that we could engage in a work intensive. We have been accepted in two places, Scotland and ireland. We chose Cill Railaig in Co. Kerry on the wild coast of Southern Ireland. We are putting together a publication, Vol 1 to give an overview of our project which is linked to The Extraction project.

The residency will be November 2019. Meanwhile we work from our studios independently and keep the collaborative projects on the hob, adding ingredients to the holy concoction when ripe and in season.

Iceland Lava

Iceland Lava

Process in studio

Process in studio

December and much has and is the happening;

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Wells, Somerset, England is an ancient settlement with a magnificent 13th Century cathedral. It is also home to a wide-vision art coalition that puts on a high calibre juried annual art show.

While visiting there i connected with Heather owner of The Heritage Courtyard Gallery. I currently have two paintings in her winter show, “Chill”. That will end January 14th 2019.

Archimedes’s Corridor, acrylics on panel, 15x19” (38x48cm)

Northern Prism  acrylics on panel, 15x19” (38x48cm)

Northern Prism acrylics on panel, 15x19” (38x48cm)

Award and first prize

I’m stoked, chuffed, elated! my Piece Shelf Crack won first prize, a nice recognition and monetary reward for my entry in the Earth Sciences category ( one of the areas of study included in the Bath University Science curriculum). Have to admit I was taken by complete surprise as the entries were competitive and exhilarating. I’ve always liked the concepts of a visual side of science. Artists can “play” and be inspired by scientific research yet they are free to inject complete fantasy and imagination to an idea and are not under the same pressure to prove an outcome of research yet the combination of each of the artist’s and scientist’s methods are fascinating and can inspire each other’s gateway into investigation.

While playing with water and Ink and using freezing methods, im curious to see what patterns will develop in the transition from water to ice. Using Black ink aids in the visibility of pattern. so the experiments begin….different papers and substrates…different inks…movements…varying freezing speeds….temps and duration? anything I can think of or read about that will offer diverse challenges!

When I have a selection of patterns i choose, rearrange, cut, layout and scan a believable land structure image. This is then digitally influenced and printed on various substrates. This series is printed on opaque white film for the translucent light effect.

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Art/Science

Last week I sent out an art-update announcing my participation in Visions Of Science, a juried show at The Bath Arts Edge Gallery, University of Bath, England. I’ll write a little more about the goings on here.

Bath University is known for its pedagogy in various fields of science. A few years ago a government grant was endowed to develop an art hub and gallery as a way to provide students of science to incorporate art discourse with scientific thought process and problem solving. Most likely there was a requirement to provide opportunities that would involve community therefore various programs of performance, classes, exhibitions and family art days are promoted to the public.

This year an inaugural juried exhibition was launched. Work submitted was required to relate to one of the departments of research in the University.

My two framed pieces, belonging to the Earth Sciences/Geology sector can be seen in the main gallery where the walls are painted a rich mulberry colour.

Check out the gallery for times and ending date.

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Floeberg 42 x 28” framed digital print from a collage.

Shelf Crack 42 x 28” framed digital print from a collage