Work on the newly christened “K-Art” continues the chassis is now complete and woodwork added and painted at present trying to figure out how to work in a canopy! And completing the attachable puppet theatre mode!
To date i am in the final stages of completing the M.F.A. Art Society and Publics course. This course has helped me define my art practice by allowing me time to develop a deeper level of understanding of myself and consequently what drives my art practice.This has been at times both challenging and enjoyable.
The outcome of this learning, is that it is no longer enough for me to have people/ public interact with my paintings and drawings, although i hope this will continue,i feel a need to have more interaction with people, to this end i plan to, and have already put my creative thinking and research skills into facilitating community engagement projects, with an emphasis on projects which encourage the creative interaction with nature, by utilising natures resources to learn from and produce new skills and artwork. All of which have been proved to have a beneficial effect the physical and mental well-being of us all.
My art practice is changing to more of a social and public engagement excercise with current practices running art activities for the social prescribing initiative, and involving myself with initial the planning stages of the development of a new council funded community garden project which is literally on my back door step, and the third part of my current practice is the design and build project of a handcart i plan to use in a variety of ways to help disseminate my art practice.
HURRAY!!!!!!!1The work has started diggers are in grading and taking topsoil of site
Another flute workshop booked Dundee botainic gardens 2018
and landart day Dundee botanic gardens 2018
Another workshop booked for flute making.2017
Went on sketching trip today enjoying the nice weather, ended up with another of my planned bridge composition all done on site with charcoal .
This one is the second bridge over the Burn from Forfar Rd towards Fintry It will be another oil painting in the same format as the rest. 2ft x 1ft.
I am planning a series of 6 or 7 painting of bridges over the Dighty Burn I have. started painting two of these and have another three sketches to make,will post the progress of these as and when I develop them.
This the first one of Happyhillock bridge
At present its all very busy at the studios preparing for the degree shows in May. I am working a large scale oil painting see below for section of the painting
I have recently put a proposal into a garden project in St Maddoes near Glencarse for a sculptural piece. here are my first concept sketches.
i am currently working on very large-scale painting 7ft x8ft of giant hogweeed.
This is what has been taking up most of my time recently the background and base layer of the plant will be air brushed, with details added by conventional painting in acrylics.
latest update on Hogweed painting
following recent feedback i have decided to re-do paper edges of this image so all change next post eeeek!!!
next weeks work
20/11/16 Today,s frosty Weather was good news to me for taking photos, these are my attempts to translate the small glimpses of clear bright light shining through autumn leaves and the cold blues of ice and frost into reasonable pictures and are where the inspiration for my paintings comes from.
After recording, tracking and photographing otter sign in the Dighty Water I have recieved e-mail from “!I Record ” National Biodiversity Network gateway have finally verified my ottter record. 03/12/16.