Sunday, 30 September 2012

Private View

Visiting the 'Best of the Best' Exhibitions Private View evening was an interesting and different experience, being the first exhibition to feature my work which I have not had full creative control over and assembled myself.
Curated by Jayne Falconer, the small exhibition showcases the Best work from across the 2012 ADT Degree Show. As well as my prints, the exhibition also features some of my visual studies and supporting conceptual work:

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Paradise Lost

Recently I was was lucky enough to purchase some utterly beautiful prints of Gustave Dore etchings. The prints, which date from a 1890 edition of 'Paradise Lost' are fine examples of Dore's etchings and are beautifully delicate pieces of art which I have admired for many years. The prints naturally show some minor wear and aging (after all they are 123 years old!), but I look forward greatly to enjoying them every day. Evidently my passion for all things print remains unstoppable still!

'Best of the Best' Exhibition

Im very pleased report that select pieces from my collection are currently on display at the 'Best of the Best 2012' Exhibition at the University of Derby's Markeaton Street campus.
The exhibition is currently running from Monday 17th September until Tuesday 25th October (Monday to Friday), with a special Private View on 3rd October.

The exhibition is open to the public with free entry. It is a showcase of specially selected Art, Design and Technology Graduates work.

Please feel free to visit the exhibition. For more information on how to get there:

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Natural History Museum - Architecture

One unexpected feature which struck me upon my visit to the Natural History Museum was its utterly stunning architecture of both the interior and exterior of the building.

The buildings visual impact was immense and boasted excess at virtually every turn. The exhibits of bones and specimens are so impressive its easy to overlook the grand background against which they are displayed. So I felt it fitting to pay homage to the grand feat of design, the beautiful Victorian Waterhouse building which houses these marvels!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

The Darwin Centre

Having never visited the Natural History Museum before I was presented with a fantastic opportunity to visit during a day trip to London. With nature being a long held fascination and passion of mine it is certainly a long overdue visit!

 The section of the Museum which I found most interesting was the newly constructed  cocoon like Darwin Centre, which housed thousands of specimens of Flora and Fauna from around the globe. The beautifully fragile insects were utterly beautiful and remain a firm favourite of mine for both photographing and drawing (as can be seen below.

 If you are interested in visiting the Darwin Centre, which is a fantastic experience for all the family visit the Natural History Museum website for more information: