Out walking early this morning .
I love climbing its something I’ve had to fight for being scared of heights & never really trusting myself is not a good recipe for success but I’ve stuck with it & its paid off. I know I will never be brilliant at it but that’s not the point is it ! Women climbers are amazing they have a grace & strength different to men .
I’m gathering photos of climbs that have inspired women climbers, and from these I’m creating collages. I want to celebrate women climbers and encourage new women into climbing. ‘The Cobbler’, in Scotland &’ Dream of White Horses’ North Wales are the first two. I’m on my third which is Yosemite ( not finished yet ) I’m planning to create maybe 10 – 12 collages which I will exhibit around the country at climbing centres and galleries.
I’m calling it ‘The Gorgeous Project‘ and I already have my first place to exhibit at The Reach Climbing Centre, in Woolwich, south-east London. I have a rolling exhibition of work there, and The Gorgeous Project will fit right in.
Keep taking a peep at this spot for the next one !
The photographs that you see here are all of Gran the day was windy cold & grey, maybe a place where not much inspiration can be found ? But not for me, the birds were out on the mud flats the long views the sense of emptiness, clouds sweeping across the sky, this is where my project starts ‘ Marsh Woods & Rivers’ . My plan to spend time around the less inhabited places of the Rochester area, photographing, sketching & then collageing. This will then be put into The Richard Watts competition for 2016 ‘Lesser Known Rochester’ next port of call will be Cliffe Pools !
View or download details – Yoga and art holiday in Cyprus April 2016
Here is one of my collages of a New Zealand beech trees, this is a body of work created from my recent adventures. Trees lend themselves to collages which is kind off interesting as paper comes from them ! I’m consistently inspired by trees so this is going to be the beginning of another long love affair ! Watch this space for more collaged trees.
This is the photograph that I worked from.
There`s been a long gap in my news updates and that`s because I`ve been traveling in New Zealand ! What a country ! I collaged, sketched and photographed my way around the south island. I saw so many breath taking sights which etched themselves on my imagination. So now with magazines, canvas and glue I`m off to Suffolk for a collage festival all on my own ! To re-live magical moments and create new work for this summer !
My trip to Suffolk this spring was a fine week indeed early morning bike rides and watching Hares sitting and shaking there paws ! I laughter out loud, this is the first time for me and I was not dissappointed seeing them in the fur gave me such inspiration. So back at the studio I worked on Hare`s (see Latest work) But not a one for missing a opportunity I also created collages from North Wales and North Kent all these will be in exhibitions over the next few months in Kent. I cant wait to see them !
Cowslip is based on a small traditional organic farm (Launceston Cornwall) I went to a weekend workshop making pictures out of matreals with simple stiches, held by Janet Bolton. it was a lovely place to work lots of other women were there all walks of life with different skills.
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