Behind every artwork

Behind every intricate geometric composition is a guideline, repeated patterns and lots of patience. For a newbie a first glance at mandala’s may seem impossible to replicate, but truth is it’s the complete opposite. The rhythm that flows through my mandala art is simple, it’s rows and rows of 100 repeated patterns. So without further…

Living Coral

A little something to brighten up my year. In contrast to Pantone’s colour of 2018, ultra violet. A vibrant, mellow colour has taken its place. Embracing 2019 with warmth, Living Coral aka Pantone 16-1546 comes as an optimistic relief. The playful hue has cheerfully made its way on to my mood board. Evoking a desert…

The Art of giving and taking

Copying is a timeless art. Which is why I’d principally turn to museums with my sketch pad, in search for classical inspiration. Emulating traditional art by old masters is a tried and tested way of learning and developing new skills. Today, however, my sketch book looks different to the conventional, bounded blank pages. Instead its…

Going through memory lane

It’s coming to a month since we said goodbye to 2018. Here I’ve stitched together a 3 by 3 of my favourite artwork from last year. Feeling a little nostalgic, I took a walk down memory lane; spending some time looking over past posts, whilst planning for new content. Looking back, I wasn’t afraid of…

Opposites Attract

Setting aside the white backgrounds. I’ve opted to use black, for a series of white-outlined, vibrant coloured and intricately patterned mandalas. Drawing and colouring on black is a novelty. The mindful spiral paired up well with the elegant colour. It was appealing how the dark background didn’t let the light hues recede. Instead their vibrancy…

Art-committed

I’ve strayed away from my blog for far too long. Getting myself back on track, this week I made an early visit to the Victoria and Albert museum in South Kensington; for a spot of mint tea in their exquisite café and to enjoy their vast collection of treasured art. The tearoom as always wrapped…

Belated Halloween

It’s that time for bucket load of candy corns,Trick or treat stash’s, dressing up scarily cute or creepingly horrifying. Halloween may be over but I’m still in the mood for spooks and discounted chocolate. For the occasion I created three Halloween mandalas; a spider web, a bat cave and a crooked fence. Each very different…

Tate, Thames, Tea

Another week, another gallery. This week I was greeted by the large scale walls of an old power station, The Tate Modern. The prominent landmark is located in a prime photography hotspot, Southbank, a stone’s throw walk away from London Bridge station. The spacious gallery is brimming with inspiration, from its grey toned architecture to…

Her Theory

For the past few days I’ve busy working on two competition entries; the first theme homelessness and the second “I am a women, this is my legacy”. When I heard about the second competition, I was keen to enter it. My drawing board was overflowing with rough, sketched ideas. That I kept revising over and…

Courage Through Dawn

“Courage Through Dawn” is the title of an artwork I created, for an online open call; the theme Homeless. When I started brainstorming ideas, I drew people sitting directly in front of graffiti covered brick walls. However, before the ideas could even make it to the drawing board I had a change of heart. Instead…