New direction

I’ve decided on a new direction with my paintings. The idea is to place them into shapes contained within my cans and other bits of rubbish featured on my prints. It will be a much more graphic approach to tie both ideas together as currently it feels as if I have two projects on the go. Prints will feature large simple abstract shapes that will contain my paintings.

Image source: My designs have been placed on a model used in a collection by Marni

Paper to fabric

It has been a bit of a struggle trying to get my paintings onto silk, particularly because the reactive dye printer keeps packing up. However, today I’ve managed to get a few samples done (A3 size) to get an idea of scale. I’m really looking forward to getting these blown up to A1 or bigger. Stay tuned!

>>Watch my paintings being printed here!<<

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A sample of one of my paintings onto Silk Satin

Cross Dyeing Devore

I’ve got a new obsession: cross dyeing devore. I’ve been trying so many different colour combinations with silk/viscose fabric. It’s been a bit of a challenge as some dyes don’t work, but some have worked amazingly! I’ll be making my favourites into samples next week so stay tuned!

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Some samples of cross dyeing devore

Plastic sleeves for palettes

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Whilst I’ve been painting my large A1 pieces, I’ve been using plastic sleeves for palettes. The result was layers of paint and transparent areas.

An exhibition at the V & A in 2012 inspired me to hang these sleeves and photograph them in a particular way. This exhibition (pictured below) was a collaboration of Fashion Designer, Jonathon Saunders and Artist, Jess Flood-Paddock.

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thumbnail_collusion_saunders_paddockSource: Britain Creates (2012) Final work: ‘Life'[Online] Available from: http://www.britaincreates.com/presentation.aspx?pid=12 Accessed 02/02/2017