Marlene Dumas, Tate Modern. 14.2.15

What an utterly beautiful, provoking and extraordinary exhibition.  I don’t think I was prepared for the way I’d feel as soon as I walked through the door. I felt gripped, uplifted, joyous almost.  Here was someone painting in a way I completely understood in some deep, intuitive way.  Taking the darkness of the human experience…

23.2.15 Sketchbook work

I have been thinking since starting this course that my sketchbooks are hopeless. I spend a lot of time working on the set exercises and rarely feel able to work on my sketchbook to create anything interesting beyond what I need to do for each bit of coursework. Each time I pick up my sketchbook…

Thoughts so far 6.2.15

The more I draw, the more I run up against the question – what is drawing?  Where does it begin, where does it end?  If I use paint does it then become a painting, or is it all down to my intention, the way I approach each thing that qualifies each image as a drawing…