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OI – PUNK AS…………

I love going to gigs and I love taking photos so logically, for my next collection I plan to do a series of pictures based around the images I took at various concerts (some were taken pre mobile phones, when you had to smuggle a camera in hidden in your knickers)

I also found a beaten up, doodled on and “punk as” copy of 100 Nights at the Roxy on Ebay,  and reproduced the original Roxy advertising posters and put them on A2 perspex.

So with out further ado – heres my original Adam Ant poster – from the teenage bedroom wall years (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

These are one off pictures – so once its gone its gone xx

ADAM

Cherry Vanilla A2 perspex

CHERRY BOMB

Heartbrakers A2 perspex

HEARTBRAKERS

Iggy Pop in Amsterdam 2016 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

IGGY

Madonna’s g-string Edinburgh 2012 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

MADONNA

Nick Cave Munich 2013 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

NICKCAVE

Siouxsie and the Banshees Edinburgh Playhouse 1982 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

SIOUX

Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Slits A2 perspex

SIOUXSLITS

Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible Edinburgh 2014 (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £150 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

THE DAMNED

Wayne County A2 perspex

WAYNE COUNTRY

Jordan (mixed media on box board A4 – yacht varnished £250 via paypal – email vilebodies@hotmail.com for details)

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What do you think ………. ?

Coming soon, PIL with McGeoch, Ruts DC, more Damned, Siouxsie and Adam Ant

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SILENTLY SMUG

IMG_0627My exhibition finished a couple of weeks ago and I am delighted to say that more than half of the 60 images sold in the opening 3 hours.

Im currently working like a fiend to get 3 pictures (sneak preview of one above) together for the following show

Esbat Collective: City Primeval

17th – 28th June

Coburg House, 15 Coburg St, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET

 


Im having an exhibition ……

Very excited to announce that the Edinburgh Drawing School at 13a Great King Street Edinburgh are exhibiting 50 of my pieces.  Resins, woodcuts, painting, pastel, photography and neons at sensible, affordable prices

Opening on Saturday 16 April 2016 12-3pm and running till 14 May

Pop in and support me, it would mean a great deal.

poster


WANT TO COME UP AND SEE MY ETCHINGS?

Completed a drypoint etching course at the printmakers workshop using images from my flower painting course – heres the resultsIMG_3285IMG_3286

During the Easter break I used my watercolours at the Botanical Gardens for a first ever attemptIMG_3371

and now Im back at the Edinburgh Drawing School doing this ….IMG_3476IMG_3475charcoalflower

 


TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS

At the beginning of 2015 I dutifully started my monthly revolutions – much easier than resolutions as they can be changed as I see fit!

I decided to step right out of my comfort zone and explore new mediums and ideas – namely, flower painting classes and lino cutting.  Living life on the edge as always.

I joined a 10 week class at the Edinburgh Drawing School and its the most fun I’ve ever had on a Tuesday afternoon.  2.5 hours of observing and honing my drawing skills (haven’t done that since primary school) – I loved the course so much I enrolled for a second block, this time with the intention of using the printmakers workshop to produce a series of lino cuts.  Putting wood cutting on the back burner – not literally – as I discovered a linocut takes about 3 hours, a woodcut about 3 days and it hurts my thumb!

So, heres my sketches from the first 10 weeks – where Im going with them – well stay tuned!

driping thistlebleeding thistlecharcoal thistlepink thistlethistles and swirlswatercolour thistlethistle inkred thistlered and cream oil


soon minions, soon

Decided to take a break from woodcuts and work on a new installation piece.  Took myself off to Chambers Street Museum to catch the end of the Ming Dynasty show, not a fan of carpets and big wall hangings but I did come across these little beauties.

ming researchLittle clay figures of servant boys, happy with my observation I went home to ‘think’!!

Before I married  I went to my aunts house as she is my last surviving relative in Edinburgh to collect my old, new borrowed, blue items.  I chose a blue crystal brooch to attach to the handbag I’d made from my mums old wedding dress, whilst raking around the nick knacks I found a creepy rubber child’s doll – apparently it was my dads favourite toy as a little boy and it was coming home with me!

Two years later and I decided to make a clay copy of the doll, with the intention of casting in resin.  The doll dated back to 1900’s and I was concerned about its durability – no need, they were made to last.  I filled it with water to check for leaks, then filled the head and feet with resin and stuffed the body with cotton wool, the cheeky chappie looked a lot better.  I then covered it with 6 layers of latex and ordered myself a big box of moulding plaster off Ebay.

original and castlatex coatdry latex mould

Being a die hard fan of Antony Gormley’s ‘The Field’ and anything Flux related it made sense to create more than just one. 4 latex moulds and a very messy kitchen later

I love the way that each cast originally started from one object but the grain of plaster, the water content or the thickness of latex would decide on the finished pieces.

Some looked shy, some cocky, some short and some tall.  Each seemed to have their own little personality.IMG_0047IMG_0035IMG_0031IMG_0022IMG_0019IMG_0016

 

CLASS OF 1900

CLASS OF 1900

So I grouped them like a school class photo.

There are currently 45 figures – as always your thoughts and comments will be appreciated

 


FRIEZE-ING IN LONDON vs EDINBURGH ART FAIR

ART REVIEW certainly summed it all up “There’s certainly bling to be found inside the Frieze London tent this year, in large part courtesy of Gagosian’s display of Jeff Koons’s ginormo multimillion-pound shiny stainless steel sculptures (complete with their own security detail). But apart from Koons himself, cheerfully posing for the press in front of his creations, there has, like last year, been less buzz, less glitz, less glam, less free-flowing booze and fewer showbiz celebs.”
Sarah Wilson say – well … this Thursday is the opening of the Edinburgh Art Fair with even less glitz, glam and celebs than London but its closer and my art is there being represented by the Arusha Gallery.
15 affordable pieces from my new collection called “Faded Stars”, prints on wood, worked into with pencil, varnished and sanded back to look like old posters peeling off walls.  Idea knicked from work I saw at the PAD Art Fair in London.  Hope to see you there xx
LILLIAN GISHMARLENE DEITRICHMADELEINE CARROLLEVELYN LAYECLARK GABLEKATHERINE HEPBURNELSIE RANDOLPHlondon