Raised Beds curation

The opening of the Raised Beds event was a great experience with over 200 people attending and sampling the college-supplied wine. It was fascinating to see the work together for the first time and the feedback was fantastic. I think the public saw an interesting comparison with the Gilman work next door and many found […]

Raised Beds opening event

The opening event at the Nottingham College/Djanogly art gallery joint exhibition was a pleasure to be a part of. 28 fine art students were given the opportunity to exhibit in a major public space which a unique opportunity and thanks go to our tutor Tom Hackett for masterminding the event with the gallery. More than […]

Short sketches sometimes just work

A recent trip to London left me with 30 minutes to wait at St Pancras station so I sat underneath Paul Daly 2007 statue, Meeting Place and attempted a sketch. The foreshortening was very challenging but I blocked in the main shapes and build up the forms from there. As I started shading it just […]

Raised beds – Interrogating the Domestic

Raised Beds was a unique collaboration between Djanogly Art Gallery and FDA students at Nottingham College and was a response to the Harold Gilman exhibition currently on show in the main gallery. I chose to try my hand at painting, specifically acrylic. I’ve never really painted before so it was a steep learning curve, particularly […]

Objects & actions

The first module on the Fine Art degree at Nottingham Collage was called Objects and Actions. After much research, experimentation and evaluation I produced a series of five diptychs. I really enjoyed the process of creating an object then placing it in the urban environment to create an abstract narrative. The individual photographs are below […]

Commission for Nottingham College

I was delighted to be offered a commission to draw the Adams Building for a retiring college governor. I had never worked on architectural drawings before so it was a perspective challenge but I was very pleased with the result which I created using fine liner (0.1 – 1mm). The perspective was challenging, mostly because […]