Draw: The Drawing Circus: Prologue →
brightondrawing: On the 27th May we’ll be holding our latest Grand Drawing Circus, ‘Prologue’. It is the first in a new series of theatrical life drawing events and plays through an elusive narrative, told through the poses of six models and accompanied by live music from the Drawchestra. The models will be set…
Gary Goodman speaking at ETC this week
This Tuesday Gary Goodman will be the artist of the month at ETC, giving a talk on his artistic practice and performing poetry for us between 7-9pm. Gary’s talk will be accompanied by the usual tea, coffee, wine and impeccable company that you can always expect at out ETC sessions. Hosted by Hester Berry and Jake Spicer, 7pm-9pm at New England House, Free.
Draw: The Drawing Circus returns →
brightondrawing: This November the Drawing Circus come to The Old Market with a retrospective of our favourite past Drawing Circus events. Mark the 3rd November 6pm-midnight in your diaries and donate towards the project / book tickets here. Further details…. THE DRAWING CIRCUS MANIFSTO The Drawing…
Rain and un-started projects
…is tonight’s theme. Rain outside; un-started projects littering the studio like little paper thought bubbles. I have draws full of these fleeting little jots of inspirations that have yet to become paintings, sketches for paintings or even completed drawings. I rather like them as they are, although I’d like to grow a few into something more. Each year I sort through my...
Last night I popped along to the private view of Tim Patrick’s exhibtion ‘Paintings of Light and Quiet’ at Gallery 40 in Brighton’s North Laine. It was a refreshing and inspiring evening’s viewing; compounding my reawakened love of paint. I wont spend too long expounding the many virtues of Tim’s work but instead would encourage everyone to get along there as...
A few months back Brighton indie songstress, life class attendee and friend Donna Fullman asked me to undertake some drawings for her upcoming album ‘Inner World’. We sat down for several sittings, playing around with still life sketches and portraits all rendered in very unpredictable ink. Fueled by coffee and danish pastries I drew this and Donna added letters; we’re rather...
My new website... →
My updated website is now live, click on the link above to take a look…
This time last year Daisy Jordan and crew put on...
Last Saturday we held our latest Drawing Circus even, Grimm Tales, at the Sallis Benney theater in Brighton. The event was a sell out and a huge success with over 100 people drawing on the day and a full troupe of models and musicians evoking the narratives of Grimm’s Fairytales in a series of musically accompanied tableaux. Photos from the event and details of our next drawing Circus are...
Grimm Tales review
Click on the image bellow to see a review of Grimm Tales from Mary O’Connor of the York University student paper…
They are playing Christmas music
in the shops. I thought that this was much too early, but it would seem we are but weeks away. Ive been rather swept up in things lately and have been off of the whole blogging thing. I’ll be back to it soon. In the mean time here is our shiney new website for Draw and the life drawing classes… www.draw-brighton.co.uk Fig 1. Draw logo (typeface by Colophon)
Corporeal: A Night of Drawing from the Human... →
brightondrawing: Fig 1. The Golden Ratio (Corporeal flyer front by The Entente) Each year, as part of the Brighton White Night festival we run a drawing event where we seek to push the boundaries of our figure drawing classes, in 2009 we ran ‘Drawn from the Deck’ at Komedia, in 2010 The Cabinets of…
I’m being a bit slow on the blogging front …Ive been working on a new Drawing Circus with the Life Drawing crew (Some info here) and have met some lovely new people including the multi-talented artist, model and aerialist Nomi Mcleod who has a rather lovely blog here: www.airandparchment.blogspot.com. Fig 1. The Drawing Circus II Ive also been working on plans for this...
Painting is dumb
Music and literature have always had more influence on the things that I want to paint and draw than visual work. Painters, printmakers, creators of tactile work make me want to draw, to make lines and marks, to revel in the manipulation of surfaces and to grapple with the how and the what of image making. But it is the poetry of verbal storytelling that gives me hunger for the why. Sometimes it...
Been a while
Haven’t written anything on here for a while; mostly been posting on the Life Drawing Blog of late. Ive been quite busy preparing for the next Drawing Circus, the Big Draw and White Night in October but I thought Id sit down and root through the drawings of the last few months. Here are a few life drawings, Rosie very patiently sat for them. Fig. 1 Rosie at Rinaldo’s I spent a...
Ive been getting a little painting done in the fair weather and the foul. Here some oil sketches of Emma and Caro. Fig 1. Emma Fig 2. Caroline
All made up
This weekend I’ve got work at the Made Up popup shop in London, it is at Arthur and Albert Studio, 50 Acton Mews, London E8. 10am-6pm today and 11am-4pm tomorrow.
Fig 1. Molotov Jukebox For anyone that doesn’t know Molotov Jukebox, the kings of Gystep this post will be a very necessary eduction. I first met Nat, lead singer and dynamo of the group when she life modeled for BLDS last year; her patience as a model is belied by the passionate energy of her personality and probably owes a lot to her stage and screen background (About a Boy, Harry...