Whenever I’ve got an occasion that requires a bit of dressing up I feel more or less legally obligated to make something myself rather than buy costumes or accessories. This is partly motivated by the fact that I don’t have money to spare, but mainly motivated by the fact I feel I should be creative […]
The latest immersive theatre adventure took me to Greenwich for The Spectators’ Guild’s wonderful performance of Thomas Otway’s Venice Preserv’d– a “fully realised immersive world” where you uncover “a tale of love, corruption, friendship, rebellion and betrayal.” The evening starts off with a festival. A team of gaudy, colourful and excited Venetians – with some somber […]
I’ve long been a fan of Clare Misselbrook’s work – she uses found materials to create stunning sculptures, and is a wonderfully talented painter. I’m also lucky enough to count her as one of my best friends, and I was thrilled when she let me know about her latest project — and even more thrilled […]
Here are some sketches from when my darling friend Clare dragged along for a life-drawing class at the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival– but this wasn’t just your average life drawing class. It was an incredible tribute to the female body and mind. The women posing in the group were a wonderful mix to […]
Recently I was able to put together a proposal regarding Easter in which I did a series of Egg illustrations using watercolour and ink. I also drew a beet root, and then generously used an eraser in Photoshop to give the eggs a faded and rustic appearance. Below are the results!
As part of a project exploring the great British tradition of Pantomime, I attended two different pantomimes and then drew sketches interpreting and exploring what I had seen. Here are the sketches from the excellent “Once Upon a Christmas.” You can read the review of the show here. The sketches are a mix of coloured […]
The latest theatre adventure took me to The New Wimbledon Theatre for their performance of Aladdin. Now, as somewhat of a foreigner to British shores, pantomime is not something that is overly familiar to me. I’ve been a couple of times, but I find the productions so bizarre and the entire concept to be very […]