Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Birds through water

Monday, 16 October 2017

new studio
new blue wall

ink drawing: from 'Birds Through Water'

Pools of azurite water have formed, reflecting the vault of Heaven.
Flocks of birds are flying through water – dipping beneath the surface
and rising into the roof-space.

beautiful light in my new studio - there have been some resplendant autumn days

re working sections of an old painting

Friday, 22 September 2017

Lapis and gold leaf on cartridge

1:1; 1:2, 1:3
Lapis Lazuli and 24ct gold leaf
on board

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

my work in the 'Curation as Disruption' show
stars 1:1, stars 1:3, stars 1:9

Nick Norton also in the show displaying Library Interventions images.

thanks to Ann Barrass for this pic of  the curator of 
'Curation as Disruption' show at LCA
Fab show last night

Thanks to Sharon Bainbridge for this pic: co curators Cat and Matt

thanks to Sharon Bainbridge for this shot, me and Nick - the back of our heads 

thanks to Annabeth Robinson for this shot: me (blue hair) and nick together . 

underpainting in red

trying out arrangements of the paintings


sketch in gold acrylic

under painting in red


completed in 24 ct gold
fragmented stars 1:1

Monday, 17 July 2017

the Stars series. 
each piece starts with hardwood ply
muslin, 12 layers of gesso. 

stars 1:1 and stars 1:9

stars 1:3 - underpainting

gilded in 24 ct gold

Stars 1:1

our 17th wedding anniversary
17 june 2017 - 17 years

detail of stars 1:9

stars 1:9
                                     Interpretation and response to: Ēriks Ešenvalds – Stars.

Stars - Erik Esenvalds

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Exhibition | Ann O’Donnell: Modernist Jeweller Opening night Thurs 11 May 5-7pm + public lecture Thurs 25 May 1-3pm leeds college of art Blenhiem Walk  curated by Sam Broadhead and Frances norton

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Francis and Clare icon finished just in time for the Maltfriscan COM 2016.

stage 4 of the painting 

stage 5 of the painting adding the whites