The Final Stretch of Access & A Fellow Artist Exhibiting for Oxfordshire Artweeks.

We’re well and truly into the final furlong of my Access Course. When it’s all said and done, I will write a post about my experience with the course. For now though,  I am working on (another) fairly personal piece; it revolves around family history and ways you can present it. A lot of my work for the last year has had a personal thread in it; I’m not sure if this is something that will continue into my degree or whether I just needed to get it out of my system!

WP_20160413_10_08_07_RichRory to the Doctor: “Do you even lift, bro?”*

I’m wondering if it’s customary to feel slight panic and wonder whether I’ve bitten off more than I can chew with what I have planned! I’ve always had a bit of a “go big or go home” attitude to my work, which caused me a fair bit of frustration as a teenager and I couldn’t work out how to make my idea come alive quite as I’d envisioned. Fortunately I have thought my final piece through, I have a to-do list and a 3d model of it.

Today is going to involve some experimenting, I am going to try marbling with my inks with the aim of creating some endpapers for a book. Other ideas for endpapers involve repeat patterns, and maybe a map. I still have some stories to collect for the books, but my family have been wonderfully forthcoming with their memories so far. If all goes to plan, I’ll be able to present them with something lovely at the end of this.

Roll on June 20th!

*A wire house comprised of cupboard door designs I created for the Buildings project. The Doctor and Rory are for scale, and possibly humour purposes.


Oxfordshire ArtWeeks at Naomi’s Cafe Bar


In the mean time, I’d like to let you all know that Ella Hendy [Facebook | Website] will be at Naomi’s Cafe Bar for Oxfordshire ArtWeeks. If you are in the local area, please come down and visit daily 11am – 6pm (8pm on Thursday) from 21 – 30 May. Oxfordshire ArtWeeks is an amazing venture, every year the county comes alive with a staggering amount and variety of art, and it is a brilliant way of supporting local artists and finding a bit more about what goes on in creating their work.

Ella’s work is wonderful and can often be found gracing the windows of Banbury’s shops and cafes. She also has a piece hung at the Jam Factory in Oxford currently, in an exhibition that is well worth a look if you’re passing that way.

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