Portraits for NHS Heroes

The Portraits for NHS Heroes initiative was set up by artist Tom Croft, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The idea of the project was for artists to give back to our dedicated NHS workers and paint their portraits for free. Artists would then post their paintings on social media using the hashtag #portraitsfornhsheroes, soContinue reading “Portraits for NHS Heroes”

A Circular Painting

For this assignment I was tasked with creating a circular or oval painting of an area in my house, either from life or from a photograph, I also had to refer to the work I completed in previous exercises and artist research carried out. When thinking about what I wanted to produce for my assignment,Continue reading “A Circular Painting”

Circular Development

For this exercise I was tasked with experimenting and developing further the paintings I had created during Circular Paintings, by adding thicker layers of paint to the thinly painted works. Unmade bed For the unmade bed I only added slight touches of thick white acrylic paint to the creases and folds of the duvet andContinue reading “Circular Development”

Circular Experimentation

In this exercise I was tasked to make a very fluid painting of any subject in the home. Once dry I was then instructed to use a varnish either sprayed or painted and to reflect on how applying the varnish changes the painting and what effects can be made. For this exercise I decided toContinue reading “Circular Experimentation”

Circular Drawings

For this next exercise I was tasked with creating a series of three circular pencil drawings, using coloured pencils, of a scene in my house. I decided to continue to explore the images I used in the previous exercise Circular Paintings, the natural sponge, light shining on stair case, and unmade bed. Unmade Bed IContinue reading “Circular Drawings”

Reworking: Monotype Portraits

Following receipt of tutor feedback from my previous assignment Monotype Portraits, I decided not to rework the final paintings but did undertake some further research and experimentation. I particularly wanted to continue to learn about colour mixing as well as working with oil paints as I found it incredibly challenging when trying to create theContinue reading “Reworking: Monotype Portraits”

Corinna Till

Corinna Till is an artist living in London. Till studied at the Slade School of Fine Art where she gained her BA in Fine Art in 1998, and later went on to gain her MFA in 2004. My Open College of Arts tutor suggested that I research the works of Till following my submission ofContinue reading “Corinna Till”

Circular Paintings

For this exercise I was tasked to create five circular paintings using thinned down paint. I could either take a photograph of something inside my house and place a circular viewfinder on top of the image, or make a card viewfinder to hold up to an area inside my house to paint form. I decidedContinue reading “Circular Paintings”

Reworking: A Series of Paintings

This post isn’t about a reworking as such of the A Series of Paintings, however following receipt of feedback from my tutor it has spurred some further research and experimentation with painting media. I was direct to look at the following artists in particular: Pippa Gatty, Laura Collins, Alice Neel, Genieve Figgis, and Paula Rego. PippaContinue reading “Reworking: A Series of Paintings”

Annabel Dover

Annabel Dover was born in 1975 in Liverpool, and has a BA in Fine Art from Newcastle University, MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London, and a PGCE in Art and Design from University of Cambridge. Dover enjoys using a variety of media including photography, painting, drawing, video and cyanotype.There is a strong focusContinue reading “Annabel Dover”