I will be exhibiting my work in Benzie, MMU, Manchester School of Arts on the 3rd floor from the 10th-21st June 2017
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
I have been working with Jenny walker documenting the London Road, Firestation (LRFS) for my final Unit X project. This has been a fantastic opportunity to investigate the location and discover stories from the archives at Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum in Rochdale. The building is currently in a transitional moment as it has been abandoned for over 30 years and will be undergoing a major redevelopment this summer.During this project I have used both pen and camera as a sketchbook to capture this moment.
I have created a 30 page photobook of LRFS see link below
Friday, 21 April 2017
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Saturday, 8 April 2017
Looking through archives and coming across pictures of what the control room looked like. A dark wooden furnished room with the latest technology and beautiful intricate panelled ceilings.
My interpretation of the control room at LRFS
Now a neglected, empty room with little sign of what use to be there.
Monday, 3 April 2017
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Fineliner & digitally added colour - Photoshop
Illustration based on the first fireman's breathing equipment, which supplied fresh air inside a smoked filled building. Initially firefighters main aim was to save property not lives 'life was cheap."
Friday, 24 February 2017
A series of drawings looking outside the windows from the London Road, firestation
Window views from the gymnasium at LRFS overlooking Piccadilly station, Monroes and the NCP carpark
FinelinerWindow view from flats in LRFS of the side street views from LRFS
Window views from the gymnasium at LRFS
Fineliner & digitally added colour- Photoshop
Window view from flats in LRFS overlooking Piccadilly station
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Saturday, 11 February 2017
digitally added colour on Photoshop
Fineliner and watercolour
Fineliner and promarker
A representation of what Oxford Road will look like in 2 years time, high rise buildings - Circle Square, reference from artist interpretation.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Embracing the cold, windy, wet weather of Manchester I decided to draw outside on location until it got difficult to add a mark to the paper.
Waiting in the reception area at the co-op building to go to Pomona Island
Workshop collaboration at Insitu Architectural Salvage with MMU students and ArtEZ
Manchester Olympic Parade 17/10/16
A drawing of the Manchester Olympic Parade, trying to capture the moment before it poured down with heavy rain, in true manchester spirit, celebrating the victory of the Olympians at Rio 2016.
Fine liner drawing on location, digitally added flat colour on photoshop
Outside Exchange square
Sunday, 11 September 2016
Saturday, 10 September 2016
An afternoon drawing at London Road's Firestation - "We are made here" event where many artists, designers and makers showcased their work.
A fantastic opportunity to illustrate using Ajoto aluminium pen which was very smooth, free flowing and lightweight to sketch with. Alongside with promoting Ajoto Pen I got to promote my artwork and illustrating style.
Here are some quick sketches I did at the event:
This event was a brilliant place to network, meet designers,promote artwork also buy prints and products.