Life as an Artist – Upper Back Pain

Hey hey....So anyone who knows me and my practice will know that I am someone that draws and prints. Recently, I have gotten to a point in my practice that I am super pleased about, because I am drawing daily in a more organic yet focused way. Back in London, I was working on my┬ápost… Continue reading Life as an Artist – Upper Back Pain

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Inktober 2017 – my approach, tips and materials

So for those of you who may be new to Inktober, it is a daily drawing challenge which was set up in 2009 by Jake Parker. It started out as a personal project of his, in which his aim was to improve his inking skills - but it has quickly spread to be a worldwide… Continue reading Inktober 2017 – my approach, tips and materials

apologies for the radio silence

I've been quiet over the last few weeks because the boyfriend and I have been looking for a place to rent in one of the most competitive rental markets in the world. I'll have to write a more detailed post about the process and our experience of it thus far, but what I will say… Continue reading apologies for the radio silence

things to see: Vancouver, Exhibitions

Hard to believe, but it's already October!! The sun is still trying it's best to carry on shining and is keeping the clouds and rain at bay for now, and of course a new month means a new set of exhibitions to check out. This month is a little quieter as far as arts-events-outside-of-a-gallery go,… Continue reading things to see: Vancouver, Exhibitions

Life in Canada on the IEC visa – the first few months

Before I get into the nitty gritty of what the last few months have been like, and what it's like settling in to life in a new country - I thought I'd just give those of you who are unfamiliar a rough outline of what the IEC visa is. The IEC (International Experience Canada) is… Continue reading Life in Canada on the IEC visa – the first few months

things to see: Vancouver, exhibitions

I'm super excited to be doing my first exhibition roundup in Canada! The art scene isn't quite as prolific, or should I say overwhelming here as in London, but London is a bit of a beast - and often there's so much to choose from that you always end up missing things. In Vancouver, however,… Continue reading things to see: Vancouver, exhibitions

Van Mural Fest 2017 – how we made our mark

This year marks the second ever Mural Festival in Vancouver, taking place from the 7th - 12th August around the Mount Pleasant and Strathcona areas of the city. There are tons of new murals going up, and it's a really exciting time for street art in the city - which has completely transformed the area… Continue reading Van Mural Fest 2017 – how we made our mark