Posted on April 2, 2019August 31, 2020 by adminFaces Faces are easy to draw when I want to make something but can’t think where to start. So a lot of these are variations on a theme but quite often they end up taking on a life of their own… Collage and mixed media with Indian beads and hand painted paper. The green Moroccan print on the right is the wrapper from a bar of cardamom chocolate given by a dear friend, so this always reminds me of her. The eye is Shakespeare’s, from a found exhibition flyer, for some reason that and the red lips reminded me of Miranda Richardson playing Elizabeth I in Blackadder. Do you see the likeness or is it just me?! Goddess. Playing with a stained glass window effect; I was so keen to see how this worked that you can see the pencil markings that I was too carried away to rub out! Now they are part of the piece. A wopbopaloobopalopbamboom! Hommage to the late great Little Richard. Tbh I did this a while back, but it seems fitting to retitle it in his memory. Collage with magazine cuttings, photograph and orange juice (just joking about that bit)The eyes are from a magazine profile of Gillian Anderson. They had a direct but thoughtful gaze that intrigued me; the rest of the image assembled around that.Collage with found newsprint, photograph, crayon and tissue paper.Detail from a larger, sprawler piece. Just playing, really. The eye is from a photograph series I made of old Greek votives.Collage and mixed media withIllustration for the fairy tale "The Seventh Swan", a version of the traditional story about seven brothers bewitched by an evil fairy, and their sister Elise. This was one of my first paper cut and paste experiments almost 20 years ago, hence the rather wrinkly page.Cut paper and tissue.Pink Carnival: Collage and mixed media with magazine cuttings, wrapping paper and tin foil.Suffragette tree huggerA response to the mass Sheffield tree felling in 2017. This was also made for a solo exhibition on the theme of trees and nature and now hangs in a lovely house opposite a green leafy park. Mixed media and biro.