Tag Archives: graffiti

Rap Hands

3 Jul

rap hands

Husb and I went out on Saturday night to the opening of an exhibition of graffiti inspired art at the excellent Cinema & Co in Swansea. There were also rap performers – Craze The Jack, Unity, Dope Biscuits and Rufus Mufasa and I took the opportunity to have a quick scribble while Craze The Jack performed. His hand movements were really fast and so was my pen. Not easy at all, but good practice.

 

My Part In Her Story

5 Mar

Herstory my part

I’ve been teasing you with snippets of a collaboration I’ve been working on with graffiti artist, Unity. We talked around some ideas and came up with the subject of Herstory to develop something for the International Women’s Day exhibition at Swansea’s Cinema & Co. We made a list of women who inspire our creativity and I researched them to come up with some visuals. Unity started the ball rolling by drawing the lettering and spraying the first layer of paint onto a large canvas and then it came over to me – Unity lives in the next city.

I had gone through a few different approaches to the images of these women – collaging, painting, screenprinting, but I finally decided to scribble them, well I would, wouldn’t I? I used mostly sanguine conté crayon with a little white here and there for highlights. I wanted them to emerge softly from the background rather than dominate the picture, because that’s how inspiration works for me. And now it’s gone back to Unity to finish. I’m really excited, I don’t know what to expect!

 

International Women’s Day at Cinema & Co, Swansea, March 8th, 18.00 – 20.30 – or later if we’re still rocking the bar! With 30 artists plus film, performance, music and a Pakistani pop-up kitchen. And Cake!

A Bigger Little Bit

4 Mar

panorama 1

I’m teasing you here, showing you a bigger little bit of my collaboration with graffiti artist Unity. It will be revealed on Thursday at the opening of “International Women’s Day: Swansea Creatives” at Swansea’s Cinema & Co.

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A Snippet Of Inspiration

3 Mar

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Another snippet of my collaboration with the artist Unity….about the women who have inspired our art …. something that will be revealed on International Women’s Day ……. see below …..

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Stretching My Creativity

2 Mar

Simone

 

It’s International Women’s Day in just under a week and I’m collaborating with the artist Unity on a new piece for the exhibition at Swansea’s Cinema & Co. The concept is based on those women who have influenced us creatively. The finished piece will be 1.5 x 1 metres and on canvas, which I’m not used to working on. I’ve been using conté crayons over the spray painted base laid down by Unity originally. We’re both pretty excited by our collaboration, it’s not something I normally do but it’s stretching my creativity and I think I’ll be up for more in future.

 

INVITE

 

Collaboration In Progress

24 Feb

Brix adjusted

Something that’s gestating, something that’s a collaboration with the artist Unity, something that will be revealed on International Women’s Day ……..

A Face Emerges….

14 Feb

Claudel

Here’s another snippet of the new artwork, a collaboration with graffiti artist Unity (Amelia Thomas). We’re doing it for the International Women’s Day exhibition in Swansea, opening on March the 8th at Cinema & Co. This image is based on a screen print I did of the French Impressionist sculptor, Camille Claudel……

Chalk And Cheese

12 Feb

frida canvas

 

I’m collaborating with fellow artist Unity aka Millimagic who works with graffiti style forms, influenced by hip hop culture. I have rarely collaborated on an artwork in the past and this, along with Unity’s cultural influences are new to me. Musically I’m a rock chick and I’d describe my style of art as fairly traditional, so we’re a bit like chalk and cheese. Here’s a little glimpse of something we’re working on for International Women’s Day. It will be launched at a new exhibition in Cinema & Co in Swansea on March the 12th. Watch this space ……

Graffiti Tunnel 2

27 Sep

Graff 2

Here’s the second drawing I did at Swansea’s graffiti tunnel a couple of days ago. I like it a bit better than the first one I did. I think the composition works but I still don’t like the effect of the charcoal and chalks on the brown paper. I should have used black paper, so it’s a return visit for me …… when it stops pouring with rain.

Graffiti Tunnel

26 Sep

Graff 1

I did some sketching en plein air at the graffiti tunnel off Swansea’s High Street. I used a brown paper sketchbook with compressed charcoal, chalk and soft pastels. I’m not happy with the sketch, it’s clumsy and tentative. I think I need to go back with some black paper to draw on.

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