During the pandemic I took a couple of years out just to play. I didn’t know what would happen to my work but it felt like a great thing to be doing – an antidote to what was happening elsewhere. One of the things I did was take a concertina sketchbook course*, which really changed the way I work and has led to the larger works I am doing now.
Working in a concertina sketchbook is addictive! Once you’ve filled up your first one, you’re on to the next and so on. I have loads! The great thing is that they are just for me, no-one else has to see them – I can do whatever I want, I can really let go.
That said, I am for the first time, going to let other people see my concertina sketchbooks. This Thursday, 9th March, I will be at Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport from 11-3 – showing my sketchbooks and also demo-ing how to make one and there will be some freebies to take away!
Yellow Edge Gallery – 107 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1LR
Yellow Edge is fantastic fine art gallery in Gosport, and very easy to find and to park! Stoke Road is a short walk / taxi ride from Gosport Ferry, up the High Street. The gallery is just before Waitrose on your left.
Bus Routes E1, E2, X5, 9 & 9A pass the gallery and there is ample free parking in the Jamaica Place south car park at the rear of the Gallery. FInd out more on their website yellowedgegallery.com.
Find out more about the work I have on exhibition from 3rd to 19th March here.
*Online course – I took a course with Karen Stamper called “Free up your sketchbook and grow” – fantastic – highly recommended.