As gorilla-finding fever sweeps the island, organisers of Durrell's 'Go Wild' trail are urging islanders not to sit on the sculptures to avoid damaging their special artwork, after two had to be re-homed.
The trail launched a couple of weeks ago, with 40 life-size gorillas being placed around the island, and the team at Durrell say the response so far has been "incredible" with 70,000 'unlocks' of the gorillas on the app so far.
But they are urging some islanders to take more care, as despite the clear signage, some of the gorillas have been damaged as a result of people posing for photos while sitting on the back of the sculptures.
Apparently my ‘Groovy Gorilla’ is causing quite a stir! Quote from Bailiwick Express below…
The release of all of the gorillas have been a huge success!
I have had so many kind comments on both of my designs, an am enjoying watching people as they discover the sculptures.
I have been chosen to do 2 designs for the upcoming project ‘Go Wild Gorillas’ that Durrell and Wild in Art are organising. I am so excited to get started on my designs, but for now, you’ll just have to wait and see…
Myself and my friend Amy have been very busy for the past few months organising an all female art exhibition at the Jersey Arts Centre for International Woman's Day.
We felt compelled to curate an exhibition after finding this shocking statistic from The Guardian:
"While Tate appears to have a 30% cap on the collection of female artists, its allocation of annual budget is even worse, with as little as 13% spent on works by female artists in recent years. This perpetuates the dominance of male artists in the collections and suppresses the value of women’s work. It has been proven that Tate’s collections affect the art market."
This exhibition is the first of it's kind, and we feel that it is very important to celebrate the talent of local female creatives. There is a total of 21 artists from the Channel Islands that have come together for International Woman’s Day to display their work in the Berni Gallery. The wide range of styles and mediums that have been created especially for this exhibit has gone over and above our expectations; there is ceramics, fabric design, flame-worked glass, photography, metal work, painting, poetry, animation and illustration.
Last week we had our open evening for the exhibition, and we were shocked at the number of people that came to support us and all of the artists. There must have been over 300 people! On the night we also had incredible musicians celebrating with us.
This exhibition is a celebration of female art and will be open for the whole of March 2019.
Myself and a few other artists were gathered by the local charity Healing Waves to unleash our imagination on old surfboards in hopes to raise money for their amazing charity.
I decided to first create my design digitally, and then draw on my illustration after using Posca paint pens. Watch my video below for the full process!
Healing Waves help disabled children learn to surf, giving them freedom and confidence using water therapy. For my design I decided to channel this sense of freedom that HW clients have quoted to feel, by using bold colours and dramatic lines.
I also painted the 3 fins that came with the board and framed them to try and raise as much money as possible.
Go on over to Healing Waves website and check out all of the fantastic work they do: www.healingwaves.org.je
2018 has been a good year to me. My company started with a bang, fate (and hard work!) has brought me some great opportunities and I have met some inspiring local artists.
Now it’s coming up to a new year, I though it would be nice to look back at the illustrations I have created in 2018, so below I have picked my top 9.
Wishing you all the best for 2019!
Here’s wishing you all a very merry Christmas.
Here is my illustration showing my ‘Ideal Christmas’ for the Bailiwick Express to show you all what I’m up to on Christmas Day. Basically I’m just drawing in my sketchbook by the fire, with my dog and a cup of tea. Nothing is more perfect to me than that!
There’s a few other artists who also illustrated their ideal Christmas, to see what they came up with click on the link: https://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/artists-festive-designs/#.XCP1ic_7Txo
I had a pop-up stall at the ‘Simply Christmas’ market this year and what a great time i had!
It was so nice to meet all the other local artists with stalls, even though we were all freezing we still had fun!
Thank you to all of you out there who supported and promoted local businesses and purchased my products. I can’t wait for next year’s market, and all the festive fun it brings.
This weekend I will have a pop-up stall at local artist Jane James indoor Christmas Fair in their new gallery space at 20 Commercial Buildings, St Helier (next to Normans).
There will be over 25 stalls offering lots of handmade gifts by local artisans and crafters. There will be a wonderful Christmas feel with lots of decorations, free mulled wine and mince pies. The perfect place to buy a unique Christmas present.
I hope to see you there!
Myself and a few other local artists were in the Jersey Evening Post promoting our combined exhibition at Jane James new gallery space. Below is the article.
Myself and my friend Amy are currently working together to organise an all female art exhibition. We decided that the perfect way to showcase female artists would be to hold an all-female exhibition, and to open it to all female creatives in the Channel Islands, regardless of their discipline. To find out more, read about it in our article with the Bailiwick Express (link below).
I have a pop-up shop currently going on at the Fish Market in St. Helier Jersey.
Today is officially the first day of autumn, and i couldn’t be happier. I love the beautiful, dramatic change in nature, i love the colours, i love the fashion, and i love snuggling up with a cup of tea and a good movie!
Here is my autumnal illustration to celebrate my favourite season!
If you want to read all about how Kre-eyt got started, here is a link to an interview with Shillington College.
Kre-eytis a new online store selling prints created by some of the world's most exciting artists, ranging from illustrators and designers through to tattooists from all over the globe.
I am lucky to be part of this amazing group of artists. Go over and check out their website!
I am so thrilled at how successful my exhibition went over the 10 days it was open during the Skipton Open Studios. Not only did I sell some of my work, but I met lots of new creatives from around the island.
At first I was apprehensive about displaying my digital work for the first time, but I was worrying for nothing! I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to start promoting yourself, as a creative locally, to join in with Skipton Open Studios, and all of the other events that Art House Jersey puts on.
Here is my exhibition space during the Skipton Open Studios.