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Studio Update

I have the luxury of two months without commitments here, in the Studio. That means I can work on all my ongoing projects. Or none of them.
I intend to finish the JoJo script, make more cyanotypes, make regular trips to Rye Meadows 'to draw the volunteers), and develop an idea for a dark children's character. I might end up reading a lot and pottering in the garden. I'll post some of the results (drawing or pottering) here, on FaceBook and on Instagram.

Back to JoJo

The month-long Surrey Artists' Open Studios event ended last Sunday and it was a huge success. We had more than 200 visitors plus all our friends who came to our Private View!
We all sold artworks, prints and cards. Lots of cards! But I was most thrilled by the popularity of my lino prints, especially the Votes For Women print I made on the day of the Women's March on Sunday 10th June. I sold them all!



I must now get back to my graphic novel, Who Killed JoJo? I've neglected her for the last couple of months. She's up for another award, The Myriad Editions First Graphic Novel Award, on 5th July. Wish us luck.

Amazing Rubber Stamping Workshop!

Create your own, unique rubber stamps then print designs on cards and gifts. All materials and tools included. 16+ only.

Saturday 2nd June 1.30 - 4pm
Saturday 9th June 1.30 - 4pm
Saturday 16th June 11am - 1.30pm

To book click here or on the shop button above.

Open Studios!

I'm getting reading for the most exciting event of the year here in my studio. For three weekends in June I will be opening my workspace to the public. And this year it's not just me. I've invited three amazing local artists to join me: Tania Busschau, Gill Cann and Jill Goodchild.
Our artwork, as you can see, is very different in style and media, but I think we complement each other brilliantly. We'll all be here to chat with visitors, demonstrate our techniques and run workshops. And, of course, we will be selling stuff too.
We will be offering a FREE Drop-In-And-Draw activity on launch day, Saturday 2nd June and some great workshops through the month. Check out the Surrey Artists' Open Studios site for details.
My own workshops can be booked via my shop link above so do take a look and secure your place as numbers will be limited.
Check back here for updates as we get closer to the June launch.

Laydeez Day

This weekend I'm heading up to London for the Laydeez Do Comics Award event. I'm really excited that 'Who Killed Jo-jo?', my first long-form comic, is on the shortlist. I'm awfully chuffed to have been selected alongside such talented artists and it feels like an enormous stamp of approval for my 30-year plan to become a bona fide graphic novelist! Better late then never, eh?

If you are anywhere near London, do come over to the Free Word Centre tomorrow (24th March) where you will be able to read ALL the submitted comics as zines, and meet loads of amazing comics creators, male and female! It's free but you need to book.

Rye Meadows Update

The weather and a flurry of commissions has kept me away from Rye Meadows in the last few weeks but activity is increasing on site. This week the volunteers began hedge planting and I made two new concertina sketchbooks to document their work. I look forward to sharing more of my artwork as we move into spring.


The winter colour palette is very muted and subtle but beautiful none-the-less.


My two new homemade sketchbooks and a sketch from my photographs of the fence building back in December.

Rubber Stamping

We were only 4, because of the snow, but Saturday's rubber stamping workshop was a huge success. I invited friends to be my guinea pigs so I could test timings and smooth out technical details. The results were great.
Peter made his own logo stamps and printed them on a book bag, while Lisa and Dorothy created wonderful designs which we printed on kraft paper greetings cards.

I'll be running the smoothed-out version of the same workshop during Surrey Artist's Open Studios in June, so check back here for details in a month or two. More workshops are planned for the summer, too, including Cyanotype Printing on Fabric and Making Your Own Folding Hardcover Sketchbook.
Thank you Lisa Boyce for the photographs.