Roanna Wells

Roanna Wells Overview Roanna Wells is a Sheffield, UK based fine-artist. “My practice is an intuitive expression of quiet order, subtle structure and collected detail, which is offset by a curiosity into the spontaneous and accidental marks or residues of nature, human interaction and the hand made process.” (Wells, nd a). Brushmark Series Some of … More Roanna Wells

Katie Sollohub

Katie Sollohub Overview Katie Sollohub is a Sussex based artist. Her inspiration for her drawings and paintings are the interior and exterior objects, spaces and places that are familiar: rooms, churches, gardens, which she captures in vibrant colours. She is drawn to the personal. She “explores the narrative components surrounding objects, memories, interior and exterior … More Katie Sollohub

Debbie Smyth

Debbie Smyth Overview “Debbie Smyth is textile artist most identifiable by her statement thread drawings; these playful yet sophisticated contemporary artworks are created by stretching a network of threads between accurately plotted pins” (Smyth, nd a). Her work takes the thread pictures of the 70’s into exciting new directions. HiConnect X Soho Myriad, 2015, detail. … More Debbie Smyth

Hilary Ellis

Hilary Ellis Overview Hillary Ellis has a BA in Fine Art and a MA in Printmaking. She works from her home studio in Kent, and exhibits in the UK and internationally (Ellis, nd a). Works Making links to my drawings and generating ideas for approaching work. How do I begin to choose works, when Ellis’ … More Hilary Ellis

Alison Carlier

Alison Carlier Overview Alison Carlier is a Dorking, UK, based artist who incorporates audio into her installations and drawing, and remarkably won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2014 for a purely audio ‘drawing (BBC, 2014), She is a Fine Art graduate of University of the Creative Arts (UCA). Works Making links to my drawings and … More Alison Carlier

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois Overview Parisian born Louise Bourgeois’ early career focussed on painting and printmaking, but turned to sculpture in the late 1940’s (MOMA, nd a). Over the following decades, her work was “alternating between forms, materials, and scale, and veering between figuration and abstraction became a basic part of Bourgeois’s vision, even while she continually … More Louise Bourgeois

Stage 1: Photographs

Stage 1 Record the collection. Photographs I wanted to start with as few objects as possible, so that the photographs were not cluttered. This made me really think about the essentials: sand, goggles, sarong. When I placed the objects, they needed something: a frame and a focus. I introduced the straw fan and the shell. … More Stage 1: Photographs

Stage 1: Gathering Materials

Tropical Tourist Stage 1 Select items that represent my chosen theme. Brainstorm A brainstormed list of the visual and tactile properties, materials and objects for this theme: Beach: golden sand, gritty, squeaky, hot sand, smooth shells, seaweed, footprints in the sand Ocean: turquoise, blue, reflective, lapping sound, waves, bubbles, wet sand, silver fish darting, shiny … More Stage 1: Gathering Materials