Lockdown Drawing/Writing #4

During lockdown, my brother has made a series of drawings that I have been inspired to write short fiction pieces from. I will be posting them, and the corresponding writing here over the next few weeks. Matt writes about the drawings: ” I don’t give them titles very often, I usually just date them sort … Continue reading Lockdown Drawing/Writing #4

Lockdown Drawing/Writing #3

During lockdown, my brother has made a series of drawings that I have been inspired to write short fiction pieces from. I will be posting them, and the corresponding writing here over the next few weeks. Matt writes about the drawings: ” I don’t give them titles very often, I usually just date them sort … Continue reading Lockdown Drawing/Writing #3

Upcoming Exhibition and Workshop

Georgina Peach and I are running an Expressive Drawing Workshop on Sunday 22nd as part of the fabulous madeinroath festival - see here for details. Expect scrunched up paper, paint flicking, drawing with eyes closed, and other fun ways of drawing/not-drawing.   "Expressive, or automatic drawing was used by the Surrealists to express the subconscious … Continue reading Upcoming Exhibition and Workshop

Making a Mark: The Art of Automatism

Automatic drawing or painting can be described as “expressing the subconscious” using any technique that eliminates conscious control and replaces it with chance. The basic techniques originate from spiritualism, practiced by artists such as Georgiana Houghton and Hilma Af Klint, both of whom have recently had their work exhibited in a revival of interest and … Continue reading Making a Mark: The Art of Automatism