Friday, 22 January 2010

work in progress...

I've been hiding away in my studio making a big mess in preparation for my exhibition in Osaka, Japan this April.
I've decided to paint on canvas to save cost on shipping (much lighter and less fragile than sending framed pictures), and it's tricky! The texture of the canvas is different to painting on card, and it's a lot more physical, and the paint doesn't go very far. I'm learning and making it up as I go along.
I'm really enjoying colour, and want to move away a little bit from the bright colour schemes I often use for my commissioned work.
For inspiration, I'm revisiting the stories I read as a child growing up in Japan by some of my favourite Japanese children' s authors, including Aman Kimiko and Miyazawa Kenji.
Still got a looooong way to go........


  1. Here beginning the magic, congratulations!!!


  2. Ganbatte! You are so amazing and inspirational. I wish I could go to your exhibition!

  3. Thank you Ale and Alissa for your kind words, it means a lot to me :)
    I wish I could go to the exhibition too...I will have to wait and see...