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Last updated on 9th January
I offer workshops to suit all levels of age and ability.
Creative workshops to suit your needs from childrens' parties to corporate business days.
A selection of my photographic fine art Gicleé prints, Mosaics, Batiks and other artworks can be viewed at my home by arrangement:
40 Watson Avenue
December is always a good time to reflect on the year as it draws to a close. As always, it's been a challenge to balance my time and energies, but I have managed to find time for some exciting new abstract works. Sales go a long way to encourage new works but it's mostly the sheer joy of losing myself in the creative process that I'm thankful for.
I first discovered Batik in 1989 and thirty years later it feels as though I've come full circle in terms of how I create and evaluate my work.
Earlier Batiks were mostly representational while I learned and developed my craft, but I also created a small number of abstract works too as I experimented with materials, techniques and ideas.
Some of these earlier works sold in exhibitions and opened doors to commissions and residencies.
It's clear that my percieved 'values' of what makes a piece of artwork successful has changed a lot since my early days.
The aim is still to hit the viewer hard between the eyes, but my abstract works are more about feelings .... created by my own experiences and realized and presented through the strange and unpredictable processes of creativity and technique.
Then, after my work is done it's up to the viewer to bring into play their own cognitive responses. - December 10th 2019