I love to create in many different media, exploring new techniques and challenges, some of which I take to some I don’t. From fine art to homespun crafts each and every facet holds a certain fascination for me and a whole host of new skills to try out and master.
For the most part I prefer to paint in oils, I love the consitency and drying time, enabling me to easily work and rework my paintings and blend hues without having to worry about it solidifying too quickly. I find it a very satisfying medium to use though it is not exclusive and I will often play around with both acryllics and watercolours for smaller pieces, studies and on the go work, for which watercolours are ideal.
Painting is and will always be my first love. On the whole my creations in this medium are abstract and very colourful…odes to pure energy, tones and marks if you will that always take on a life of their own. This is what makes it all worthwhile, really connecting with a piece until it becomes what it wants despite what I may or may not have originally planned for it.
As I stated in one of my early posts, my camera is my works best friend, but I don’t only use it to document my work. I also take photographs for inspiration, compositions and creating beautiful images within their own rights to either work from in the future or just enjoy as they are. I love the possibilities a camera presents and, thanks to the digital age, the instantaneous nature of using this medium. In college I was taught a certain love adn appreciation for old style photography, using real fil and learning to develop photographs by hand as well as discovering just what could be done with the darkroom equipment (such as the image to the left). The enjoyment it inspired in me is still going strong and a regular part of my artistic practice.
From candles to decorative jars, cards to jewellery and decorative items such as the Faery door in the picture on the right I make what I feel inspired to make on any given day using a whole range of materials.
Where possible I try my hardest to reuse and recycle many of my base materials. The candle holders I make are usually decorated jam jars I have cleaned out and many of the bottles I keep are old spirit and oil bottles which look great given a new lease of life as potion bottles or just pretty decorated ornaments.
These items are usually heavily inspired by my practices as a witch and Pagan, whether it be through their design, use or the idea behind them.