CHICHESTER ART TRAIL

We’ve done it!!  Alan and I have registered to be part of the Chichester Art Trail in 2018!  We have visited exhibitions many times in the past but this will be the first time either of us have been involved so please put the dates in your diaries (the first two weekends in May – 5th/6th/7th and 12th/13th and see if you can come along!

More details can be found here:Chichester Art Trail – we are looking forward to it!

I have decided to focus on my mixed media/collage pieces on paper and on my contemporary three dimensional work using found materials.  These are the three images submitted as part of the application process:

 

Alan will be displaying some of his Fine Art photographs – his work can be seen on

Alan Frost

Alan is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and works in monochrome taking inspiration from the local area and further afield within Great Britain.

So the game is on: first step is to have existing work mounted.  I will then live with these for a while before deciding which to frame.  Meantime, I want to devote my time to completing more work using my vast stock of found materials – I have many ideas to follow through … watch this space!

 

 

 

 

Why you should draw more and photograph less

One of my co-students from West Dean College kindly shared this link:

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which I think follows on so well from what I spoke about last time, in that it is about REALLY LOOKING when you are out and about in everyday life.  I would argue that being a photographer can also make you look but it depends what type of photographs you take.  My husband is an excellent photographer but tends to see the big picture of a beautiful landscape or interior

Sun and shadow on the reed beds, Fishbourne
I took this photograph of Reeds and burner at Fishbourne

whereas I will always notice the small things.

 

Found on the beach - Coffee Jar close up 2

The image above is actually a close up of a jar of coffee that had been abandoned on the beach.  I dare say most people would have just seen it as rubbish, but I was immediately drawn to the colour texture and marks made by the random seepage of water into the grounds.  It reminds me of the rust on the burner in the reeds above.