This spring I spent a few days on a kind of art retreat in Dungeness, staying in one of the original cottages at the tip of the ness, and focussing on simply walking, looking, experiencing, seeing what made my whiskers twitch, and then drawing, writing and photographing.
Here's a selection to show you some of the things that have stuck with me most and have been inspiring some new work that I will share with you in the next post.
The scattering of self-built houses and sheds
Trackways across the shingle
Debris equally and equivalently scattered with irregular shapes and fascinating finishes
the everpresent hum of power station looming above it all
My next event is a bit of a new adventure; the Wealden Literary Festival. I was invited to partipate and it sounds like a lovely event so I'm packing my tent and heading to Woodchurch! See you there perhaps?
This was a good day! Some of my work went off to Battle to be shown in the Cornershop gallery there for the first time. It's great to have a new stockist in the local area and Battle's always good for a visit (there's also a tea room in a timber framed building that stocks my favourite type of tea!). As you can see from the snap taken whilst I was un-packing it's mainly tableware plus some extras to add some wow to the table.
Do stop in for a visit if you are the area, youan fintheir details here.