Friday 21 September 2018

Thursday 13 September 2018

Portrait project

So here are the first little studies from last week.
 And Michelle
They are quite small ...A5. I liked the black background.

In the week I saw a beautiful music video by Tim Arnold. -Change Starring the late wonderful Lindsay Kemp.
(click the link below to see the video )
Tim Arnold - Change (Starring Lindsay Kemp)
 I loved Lindsey Kemp.  I saw flowers at the roundhouse at 14 and I have been enchanted ever since.
The Video is simple, pure.
This is the first layer of the painting I am making of Paul. (Also quite a small painting- 40 x 30 cm)I will let it go where it wants too. Perhaps it will be fluid, perhaps realistic... As we talk and I explore Paul's animated expression... it will be what it will be.

Wednesday 29 August 2018

New project for the Autumn

I just have to get back to the basics of painting. With no demands to sell or please the sitter or client. I need, need, need to be experimental....

So I put out an appeal for victims....oops....sitters on Facebook. Thanks to all those who messaged me back. Watch this space as the work develops over the coming year. 

                                                     Portrait of Blue; oil on canvas.

 Of course that will be alongside more formal work...(Any commissions most welcome!) 
Also I have finally finished updating my website. Please check it out and share!

Monday 28 May 2018

Along Your Street Exhibition 2018

Paintings just delivered to Cambridge for  Byard Art gallery





All 100cm x 100cm  oil on canvas

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Glimpses from the souk

 You may remember I was working on these smaller paintings. 
They are finished and now for sale Buckenham Galleries in Southwold.
Glimpses from the souk

Hanging carpets      40cm x 40cm   Oil on canvas with collage   £400

Tiled archways    40cm x 40cm     Oil on canvas with collage    £400

Light at the end of the alleyway   40cm x 40cm       Oil on canvas with collage   £400

Rugs and seated figure   30cm x 30cm       Oil on canvas with collage     £350

Two figures with cart   30cm x 30cm       Oil on canvas with collage     £350

Crammed shop    25cm x 25cm     Oil on canvas with collage     £300

Three seated figures   25cm x 25cm    Oil on canvas with collage      £300

Figure with yellow crate   20cm x 20cm       Oil on canvas with collage    £250

Yellow umbrellas    20cm x 20cm     Oil on canvas with collage      £250

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Demonstration of Drawing at the Beneath the Skin Exhibition 24th Feb 2018

Here is a quick flavor. thanks to John Pollard for the fab photos...and Carol Gant for the video. And of course, thanks to everyone who came along to participate.

Monday 19 February 2018

A conversation with Blue King and Annabel Mednick

You might find this interesting in relation to the demonstration Leo and I are doing this Saturday (24th February) 1.00pm for the Beneath the Skin at the waterfront gallery at the university of Suffolk

Friday 16 February 2018

Saturday 24th February 1.00 pm.Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich. Demonstration of drawing Leo Collins by Annabel Mednick

Beneath the Skin at the Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich. 
Exhibition continues till 28th 9.00 am - 4.00pm
Saturday 12.00-3.00pm
on Saturday 24th February 1.00 pm.
We would like to invite you to a Interactive demonstration  
of drawing  Leo Collins by Annabel Mednick
The call and response between the artist and the sitter is an exciting fluid experience and one that Leo and Annabel would like to share with others.

How is a person with a disability perceived when immortalized in stillness? How do you represent the external and internal self?

In the demonstration they talk together whilst Annabel sketches, changes and rubs the work and explores what is a true, or a sympathetic, or indeed a flattering image. The audience are also engaged as they ask for their opinions and directions. 

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Beneath The Skin at the Waterfront Gallery, 5th - 28th February 2018; Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm, Saturday, 12.00 - 3.00 pm

 Hooray, the exhibition is up and running. It's been a busy time.
We set up on 1st Feb, Carol Gant is in charge of the Waterfront gallery and it has been a pleasure working with her. She has made it all so easy for me.
At lunchtime Leo and myself had an interview with Jon Wright, for Suffolk radio.
Which was aired on Sunday February the 4th and you can hear a small clip if you click on the link below.

On the following Tuesday I had an interview with Andrew Clarke for the EADT and there was a huge spread on the Thursday in time for the launch of the exhibition.
(Click on the link below for the full article.)

The opening evening event was fantastic. We had a discussion first, introduced by the Dean of the school of arts and humanities, chaired by Stephanie Mackentyre... with a panel of Jon Furguson; an award winning photographer, Dr Alison Boggis; the course leader for Special educational needs and disability studies at the university, Hugh Whittall, Director of the Nuffield Council on Bio Ethics, Leo and Myself.

There must have been 80 people there.
We then went to look at the exhibition...where there were even more people.....
I was so thrilled. We have been working so long towards this, It was great to see it so well attended and enjoyed.
Leo and I are going to do a demonstration at the gallery on Saturday 24th at 1.00 pm
more details will follow, please do come along.

Here are a few snaps of the exhibition in situ.

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