Sunday, 16 January 2011


The work that I have submitted is a mixture of my current ongoing work from this year and my A level work from last year. I have chosen some of my favourite work and the pieces that I feel reflect my style, the way I work and my interests best.

Observational Drawings
Detailed pencil drawings, I love really delicate and fragile pencil drawings and in this case with the subject matter it reflects the textures of the skulls.

I use a lot of textured surfaces in my work, I think they give drawings and paintings a depth and make them more interesting.

Timed Life Drawings
10 minutes, Done in Biro

20 Minutes, Done in Conte' Crayons

Paintings from 'Life and Death' Project
Observational Ink paintings of various different animal skulls and a cast of a human skull.

Expressive skull paintings done in black acrylic using a pallet knife.

Sketchbook Pages

The shoes above I made out of pages from old books. They are presented along side one of the pages of research that I carried out to go with it. They are part of a paper garments assignment that I chose to base on the artist Jennifer Collier.

This is a sketchbook page from the current project that I am doing titled 'Human Behavior' which involes a range of portraits showing various different characters and emotions. This particular painting is in the style of Jenny Saville.

For as long as I can remember, I have been really passionate about art and I cannot see myself doing anything else. I don't think there is anything more exciting than being completely lost in a project and flooded with ideas. I love the satisfaction of admiring a finished painting when you have put so much time and effort into it. I love the way art gives you the freedom to let your imagination run wild. Aswell as art I have a huge interest in Music, Singing, playing guitar and Baking. I use these hobbies as an outlet from work and the pressures of everyday life.

I want to do this course because I want to extend my art knowledge and develop as an artist. I feel that this course would suits me because I want to be pushed outside my comfort zone and learn as much as I possibly can aswell as gaining more experience in the area. As a career I would like to become an art teacher so I think that this course will give me the right skills to progress and achieve my goal.

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