Thursday, 13 August 2015


Since graduating from art school i have felt lost, what do i do with myself and where do i go from here.. so recently i have been editing photos so i can start setting up my website somewhere to keep my work. Its proving more difficult that i first thought but once it is done it will be worth it!

Apart from that i have been looking for some work, i am moving from the city of Aberdeen in October which is pretty sad as this is where my art school journey happened and i a leaving that behind but i'm off back home for a while till i sort out where my life is going. Lots of potential for future but need to get on track. Exciting times ahead i think :)


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Degree show week...

So we are now in to the degree show week, can't believe its been four years and now its jut about over, its a very daunting experience. People looking at your work and giving you feedback. Its great that people have the chance to look at the work and get the chance to ask questions about it. I have found it is very different to what i expected it to be like and sometimes feel i am putting people off when they are viewing the work because i am sat in my space awaiting any questions they may have.

Looking forward to the next few weeks of applying for some competitions, residencies and jobs. I will be starting on a website where i can upload all my work so people can find it all in the one place which will be very useful for myself and the viewers.

Overall art school has been a great experience and i have started to fins my artistic practice now that i have finalised my final year. It now time to take my experience in to the world of work and start to apply all that i have learned to the work i will continue to make over my time as an artist.

Thanks L.C.

Friday, 29 May 2015

Degree show

So degree show is getting close now... exactly 11 days until all work must be up and hand in for 4th year ends! Wow not much time at all.

Just now i am waiting at home (patiently) for a delivery of light box shelves for my degree show. These will hold multiple resin casts which i have been making over the last 2 months! I am very excited although nervous, my final prints are due to be delivered on Tuesday morning with the rest being delivered on Thursday so doesn't give me much time to hang the work but i am sure they will all look amazing!

Going to be busy painting my space over the weekend and beginning to prepare the space for hanging the work, i will need to decide on which fixtures will work the best for my images. Lots to be doing, best get on with it.


Friday, 17 April 2015

Resin casts...

So in the past few weeks i have been experimenting with resin. I potentially would like to make a mass amount of casts which are all different but have something in common. Going back to the idea of addiction.. resin being a strong chemical substance so was an easy choice to work with - although i will be experimenting with other substances too. I was recently researching in to how people (especially addicts) can live in "their own little world" this gave me ideas to create mini worlds from resin. By making these casts i can trap anything inside.

So far i have been experimenting with bottle tops (linking to alcoholics) and ink too. The results are quite beautiful but will need a lot of refining until i am happy with what i am producing, enough to put the work in amongst my degree show.

so apart from the resin casts, i have a sculpture in progress too.. will upload photos of that in development when it is further forward.

I'm enjoying these new mediums and doing something different while still sticking with my thematic research. I will be posting more in the run up to degree show. look out for more.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Often some of my best work comes from mistakes, or even photographing things that were not meant to be photographs. I recently was away for a few days break up to Braemar... while being away i visited Aviemore. Never having been there before i was taking pictures to remember my time there. When i looked back at my photographs i had took an image that i had no idea how it came to be, after looking more closely i realised it was an accident when i had moved my camera... just like a previous picture which i had taken a few years back. The colours and shapes were soft and subtle. A very gentle image which is abstracted, but also can be related to what it actually is when you look carefully - i think.

It made me realise that just like in life, everyone makes mistakes. They change us and make us who we are. I am feeling very philosophical at the moment.. (waiting on bad news) and in that moment where i am questioning life. This image sums up what i am feeling at the moment, hazy, weak and unsure.


Degree show preparation

So, we are now in to the easter break... this is giving me time to look at my ideas for the degree show, what i want to show and how they will sit together when presented in a space. It is an exciting time for us fourth years getting to show case our work from this year.

At the moment i have lots of ideas which are all good in theory, but need tested to see if they will definitely work. My degree show is shaping up to be a mix of mediums from photography - my main media for the show -  to sculpture.

Each different aspect plays a part in the thematic area which i have always kept my practice.
I have thought in depth about having leaflets or booklets about my work for people to take away with them, to remember me, to possibly contact me afterwards (it will include all my up to date contact details) and a summary of my work.

The little things are quite important in the show too, titles and space etc.

I am working on my proposal at the moment for the space i would like to exhibit in. I am looking for a large 3/4 wall space where i can have work which is parallel to each other giving different impressions of the work. My proposals includes drawings of the space and how i would envisage my degree show looking.

Busy time for us students at the moment, but will all be worth it in the end.


Friday, 6 March 2015

Today 06/03/15

So not been posting much since i set up my blog. Mainly because i was trying to get my dissertation out the way. Now its all printed, bound and submitted. woohoo! That is a big stress of my mind now and time to start focusing more on studio work, how i will present work for degree show - oh and before i forget what work i will actually be putting in, working through some problems to create what works best to showcase my art practice. Lots to think about now.

Had a group discussion this morning at uni about drawing and visualisation, it was really helpful and made me think more about degree show, what  need to do before hand and about the way in which i present my work for assessment.

Also today i went to a guest at grays - a lecture from an artist about her work and what she does. From the minute i seen the poster advertising the event i was instantly interested and wished it had been was before the dissertation hand in, she would have been a great example to put in to my dissertation. My dissertation was based on using Art as a coping mechanism. The guest at grays was about using art as therapy and how they cross over within artists practices. This was a point i raised in my dissertation, i thoroughly enjoyed the lecture by Bronwyn Platten it made me think about my future within the arts and how i would like to progress.

Overall a long, productive day.


Wednesday, 4 February 2015


So had a productive day at uni today, although i am still no closer to selecting a piece for my pre-degree show which is a week away. I'm not exactly worried about it, as i have work just not selected anything yet. I want something strong that everyone can connect with, the issue i am having recently is titling my work? so do you or don't you? I think it works well for some art, but not all. I have been trying to generate ideas for titles. Probably one of the hardest things about art, not that any of it is easy, because it is definitely not.

On another note i need to buy frames for some of my work and order a larger print so then i can select from each piece of work for the show. I will add some images in the next few days of work that i may put in to the pre-degree show.


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

First Post...

So here the first post of my blog. Never had a blog before, but it will be a great place to share my artwork, thoughts and any other interesting things i come across.

I am a 4th year Contemporary art practice student, specialising in photography.  My work primarily stays within the boundaries of photography but often i delve in to other areas within art. I am due to graduate after four year at Grays school of Art in Aberdeen.

I love creating art - for many reasons, and i am gutted that my time at art school is coming to an end. I shall be sharing some of my artwork on here for the run up to degree show, as well as general chat about artists and artwork. Hope you enjoy.