Creative Learning – Celebrating Outcomes

A Sense of Self exhibition poster at Letchworth Arts Centre
A Sense of Self exhibition poster at Letchworth Arts Centre

A group show exploring our ‘Sense of Self’. A culmination of an exciting and challenging Hertfordshire Creative Learning project with Lonsdale School in Stevenage – working with pupils and staff to reveal personal voices, creative exploration and independent choices. This exciting show brings together work from the talented individuals at Lonsdale together with Digswell Arts Trust artists, co-curated by pupils, myself and the wonderful Alex McIntyre.

If you are anywhere near, do pop in and see the results of our explorations.

For more information click here


Nele Azevedo – Zero Grau

Love this work! Makes me smile and frown at the same time!

Go check out the site… – Huyton Gallery Knowsley: For the Love of Books – Huyton Gallery Knowsley: For the Love of Books.

Also listed here… great to see work utilised in promotional copy.

Sometimes you just feel it and don’t know why!

Ok, so sometimes I see work and think… ‘that’s not me, not my style and the subject matter is not what floats my boat but…..’ yes, I am really enjoying this, and sometimes it’s great NOT to know why!

See what it does for you…

Sage Vaughn - Ruby Throats
Sage Vaughn – Ruby Throats
Sage Vaughn - The Judge
Sage Vaughn – The Judge
Sage Vaughn - Ring Cycle II
Sage Vaughn – Ring Cycle II

More delights to be found at the home of Sage Vaughn

Books, words and sharing inspirations

Of course, book sculpture, book arts, artist books or altered books have been around for a considerable time. I am inspired by many artists and having just been asked by a good friend to recommend some creative book viewing pleasure, I thought it would be good to share to a broader audience… so here are some of those artists that particularly delight me in this field sometimes with their concept, sometimes their amazing skill and craft and of course many with all those ingredients rolled into one!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do…

American Peoples - Brian Dettmer

The outrageously talented Brian Dettmer

Alice a mad tea party - Su Blackwell

The delightful, playful work of Su Blackwell 

Grand Larousse - Guy Laramee

Jaw dropping Guy Laramee

Anthologia (Devotion Series) - Jacqueline Rush Lee

The colourful feminine work of Jacqueline Rush Lee

Persuasion - Georgia Russell

The precision of Georgia Russell 

Untitled (yellow book) - Jill Sylvia

Patience and concept of Jill Sylvia

Beautiful Inside My Head Forever: Damien Hirst - Noriko Ambe

Intriguing Norike Ambe 

Traumgedanken (“Thoughts on dreams”) - Maria Fischer

Exquisite work of Maria Fischer

Whisplash - Meg Hitchcock

Intricate Meg Hitchcock

And more stop motion…

I’m am so fixated by stop motion at the moment, and wonder if I should be paying more attention to this… perhaps dusting the cobwebs away from the camera and re- investigate my own practice in this field should be explored… ahhh, if only time would allow right now (and of course ability)!

Check out this amazing work from the clever stable that is Aardman with the incredible sand artists from sandinyoureye

More Stop Motion

I always find a draw towards stop motion animation. It might be that I use this alot in my educational practice and the wonder and magic of seeing objects ‘come to life’ never  fails to be lost on the wonderful young people I work alongside. That kind of delight is infectious.

Just found this one… delicious if not a bitter sweet outcome.



New work – ‘A Sense of Self’

Ok, so I’ve been busy working with some amazing staff and pupils at a local special educational needs school exploring our ‘sense of self’? Really has been quite a journey which will culminate in a group show of pupils, staff and about 14 professional artists entitled ‘A sense of self’. I’m really looking forward to the show, a celebration of creative expression and diversity.

So here is a new work that I am submitting. It really has been interesting… when all my work essentially stems from personal experiences to focusing on oneself specifically, the dynamics of my practice shifted.