Monday, October 24, 2016

FIBRESPACE theme for 2016/17

The new FIBRESPACE THEME is " DABULOUS" ( dabbling in the fabulous)  and we also have the addition of ... sisu ya taito (persistence, resilience and skill ) the latter being offered by our visitors from Lapland.

There is also the added requirement that the piece needs to fit into a suitcase and resemble the page of a book, magazine or journal.

FIBRESPACE is moving into new territory with a collaboration with artists from Lapland.

The group is also preparing to use the internet more often as platform for sharing the work of its artists and so I will use this blog to describe my process for the piece I develop. 

Without giving too much away, as my thoughts grapple with new ideas, I have begun the process of developing my own fabric designs that I will have printed and available for use in my piece.

These "patch work" designs build on a previous experiment using the iPad to create design blocks.

I used Procreate to create some simple , repetitive designs  then imported the images into my Photoshop program and experimented with changing the hue so that I have a range of complimentary designs to use.

I have also taken this a step further by reducing the size of the blocks and again changing the hue to give even greater variety but still keeping everything within the "AUTUMN" colour spectrum.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Finding Time for ART

2016 Is off to a great start at THE PLATFORM gallery with interested visitors and quite a few sales. 

It has been interesting to note the change of pace at the gallery. I have been involved in more administration and development of the gallery space as well as talking to more people as they come through the gallery as well as supporting people to hold events in the gallery and this has taken away some of my "producing time".

This year's work has been an eclectic mix but there should be a few interesting pieces ready for the official opening of the gallery in April.

Monday, January 4, 2016


THE PLATFORM gallery is now established and I have a wonderful opportunity to display my work, alongside pieces by other local artists, in a new and exciting venue.