Rebecca Ward

  I first encountered the work of Rebecca Ward at Duro Olowu’s 2016 “Making and Unmaking” exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre. Her painting “Stilted,” shown left, was on display there, and it immediately fascinated me. The use of line and composition is simple yet effective – somehow it is possible to tell a lot…

Finished painting, wall, and Artist Statement

ARTIST STATEMENT: My work is a psychedelic and surreal wash of varied, bright yet contrasting colour. I used acrylic paint, because acrylic is much easier to spread quickly and easily, to create large areas of seamless colour. I painted it on a board rather than a canvas because sometimes the small criss-cross patterns of the…

Creative Writing workshop

The creative writing workshop was a fantastic experience. It was especially good for me as I study English Lit, so it enabled me to indulge in my love for writing. It was a really inspiring session because I have always wanted to be able to write creatively, but have always struggled – this session helped…

Painting, part III

One of the first decisions I made about my painting was the size of my board. I went with quite a large one, 110x90cm to be exact, because the crux of my text is that the piece needs to have impact, and a large board is often a good place to start with this aim….

Painting, part II

EXPERIMENTATION Before starting my painting, I devoted a few hours of studio time to experimenting with media, concepts and the size of my board. Media is of course really important to consider, so I decided to try and simply get the feel of certain types of media. Below is an experiment I did with oil…

Painting, part I

Before I began to paint, I decided to gather some imagery together to use as a mood board. I read the text I was given over and over while listening to Pink Floyd, which helped me think of relevant and exciting images to inspire my painting. I found some of these images on Google and…

Imaginary Artwork – Writing

I was really excited when I received this assignment. The brief was to imagine an artwork that does not yet exist, and describe it in 150-300 words. These texts would eventually be randomly and anonymously given to someone else to inspire an actual artwork. I immediately knew this was going to be a fascinating project…

Manifesto project, part II – making

For the manifesto project, me and my classmate Tilly decided to follow on from what I was doing for my political print project. We continued with the “anti-Trump” theme, and our manifesto was essentially a piece that called him out on some of his most stupid and problematic remarks. The square, hand-drawn style of it…

Manifesto project, part I – Initial ideas

For the manifesto project, I collaborated with my classmate Tilly. We found that a fantastic text to read in preparation for the project was Harriet Baker’s “10 Game-changing art manifestos” (1). It is a fantastic guide to different visual styles, different writing styles and content that are used in artistic manifestos. It was fascinating to…