Wednesday, 31 August 2016

matt mcdermott

matt mcdermott's lovely treatment of rilke's gravity's law

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

maximo laura

get some colour in your life this morning and check out the tapestries of maximo laura. i'm not a stranger to a bit of tapestry but these are genuinely dazzling.

Monday, 29 August 2016

graham dunning

make magazine comes up with the goods yet again with graham dunning's manual techno. i love things i just couldn't do if i had all the resources and time i could wish for and this is one of those. proper sound art!!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Thursday, 25 August 2016

lee albert hill

back to paint and canvas. i'm not quite sure how lee albert hill arrives at his images but it's a geometric abstraction that i like

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

susan hotchkiss

i like an abstract painting. of that's there's no doubt. always have, always will. not that i've got anything against representative painting tho it took me a long while to get into and appreciate it. just that  abstract imagery caught me young and i've been looking at it and making it ever since.

and susan hotchkiss captures everything that i like. colour, composition, stretching the form. i can't believe i haven't come across her before or that this work isn't a familiar name. so i'll nail my colours to the mast on this one. it's about material. it's about craft, it's about gender.

if these were made of paint rather than fibre; if these were fine art rather than technique associated with craft; if these had been done by a man i can't help but feel they'd be higher profile.

and i'm loving the skills i'm seeing in these

Monday, 22 August 2016

sarah gillespie

came across sarah gillespie by random the other day. these rpints and drawings are just dazzling. if you do one thing this week take some time out and browse thru these images if, in any way, they're up your street.

Friday, 19 August 2016

peter davis

i've painted a couple of pictures trying to capture what it's like living or growing up on an island but not even come close to peter davis. these are sublime images. he;s currently exhibiting in the bonhoga gallery in shetland.

Thursday, 18 August 2016


i have fond memories of watching this away back in the day. haven't watched it since and entirely forgot steven soderberg directed it. i must watch it gain. so here it is.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

sarah gillespie

some really beautiful prints of invertebrates from sarah gillespie. landscapes are equally well executed. get a cup of tea and have a proper browse....

Monday, 15 August 2016

nigel bird

loving this from nigel bird. you just can't go wrong with paper and ink!

Friday, 12 August 2016

amelia langford

and then you come across someone you have to think would be compulsively drawing no matter what. am loving the work of amelia langford, esp the way she transitions from black and white to colour use

Thursday, 11 August 2016

julia gukova

back in the day there used to be a polish movie poster shop i liked to visit, it's gone now but what i remember about it was that the images were so different from what i was used to. so, looking at what's on here and seeing as i'm rereading cathrynne valente's excellent deathless, here i am dipping a toe into russian illustration via julia gukova. what's interesting is how themes are developed - this one's from the wizard of oz. definitely check out her take on alice in wonderland

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

thomas muller

it's always unwise to assume what you're doing isn't being done by someone else. i'm a big fan of line drawing and loving thomas muller's work (be awae if you're looking for it - there is a german footballer of the same name).  it's great to see what someone else does with a similar technique.

Monday, 8 August 2016

linoryjki - inks

not all inks are the same. here's a handy wee intro to inks - i'm really taken with linoryjki so check out the others in the series if you like this one. good chance to practice polish!

Friday, 5 August 2016

the antipodes project

things i'm almost bound to like. collaborative work - check. nutty drawing project - absolutely! chwck out detail of these via juxtapoz

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

mona robles

there's always going to be a place for a godzilla interpretation in my house so here's mona robles with godzilla vs king ghidorah. she does all manner of stuff and i'm particularly taken, in these days of pokemon go, of her take on those - if only there was a conversion option in the game!

Monday, 1 August 2016

plaster of paris printing

in the not too distant future the nights'll be drawing in and it'll be time to get the printing tools out. i've got some pop lying about after a tiling project and came across this - an unusual printing project i think i'll have a go at