Thanks for looking round my art blog. This is a new venture for me, a way to round up years of work, and to show new pieces as I make them. I’ve made art for people, professionally and as gifts ever since art school in the late 80’s where I studied for a degree in theatre design. I’ve also done many, many different things with my time, but, whatever else I’ve been doing, making artworks has been a constant source of absorbing pleasure.
Below: Me in 1998, drawn by an artist in a random life class I was assigned to, who turned out to be the artist Mary Cossey as identified by a friend of mine who looked at this page and said ‘oh yes, I know who that’s by’ which was excellent, as I couldn’t precisely make out her signature. Her drawing skills are magic, and it was very kind of her to hand over this sketch to me just because I liked it. (It was my only foray into being a life model, for an article on Radio 4 where I was investigating ‘keeping still’. I did offer to take my clothes off, but they didn’t want me to, wasn’t sure if I should feel relieved or offended.)