Wednesday, 13 July 2011


In july 2010 I entered a student competition to win the chance to exhibit any piece of artwork into an exhibition at the Mall Galleries London. I created this wallhanging for the competition and won the chance to exhibit.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


For the final synoptic project of the double design award a level i decided to have a go at textile design. I decided to design the textiles for an existing dress pattern with the main inspirations being Alexander Mcqueen and traditional japanese art and design. For my research i visited the Japanese department of the V&A. I experimented with textile design techniques, including ancient japanese tie dye methods called Shibori. The final outcome was a linen and chiffon dress.

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Life Drawing!

I took a series of life drawing classes at the end of 2010/beginning of 2011.

Friday, 1 July 2011


The first project of the second year of the fine art course was based around the brief Personal Development. After briefly addressing the subject of the human figure in the first year, i decided to base this project on the human figure. I was inspired by artist Egon Schiele because of the emaciated appearance of his figures. I wanted my work to be purely about the figure and not about personality so i always focused on the body rather than the face of the figures that i worked with. Towards the end of this project i began to focus on hands as i was inspired by the stylised way Schiele drew hands.

Thursday, 30 June 2011


The second project I completed in the first year of the course was based around the theme of "Windows and Doors." Luckily at the beginning of this project i travelled to Berlin for a few days and was hugely inspired by the wonderful city so the project was entirely based around the photographs i had taken whilst there. My main inspirations throughout the project were Alfred Stieglitz, Adrian Ghenie, Dada and Peter Blake.

Alfred Stieglitz' work inspired me to do these.

These are a few scans from my sketchbook.

My final pieces for this project were...

I received an A overall for the year in 2010.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011


So I completed a two year art and design double award a level which began in September 2009.

The idea of the double award is to learn skills in all areas of art and design which allows the student to choose and lead self run projects. It allows a lot of freedom but i felt that the time limits for each project didn't allow to learn new skills properly, however it did allow me to scratch the surface of a lot of areas within the industry.


The main self led project in the first year of the course was a brief called "Change" and i had the freedom to create anything to do with the word, this includes research, desi

gning and production. I chose to research into the changes in fashion between the decades of 1910 and 2010 as i was interested in the fashion design and textiles used which make up a trend associated with each decade, and also what social or economical factors effected fashion. I conducted extensive research into each decade and designers who's work has influenced fashion over the past century, I chose to research Lanvin, Coco Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Rick Owens. The final designs were based around the idea of the materials and shapes of the first fifty years mixed with the last fifty years. This led me to design an elaborate dress inspired by victorian fashion made out of futuristic materials such as plastic and paper. I also designed a 60's sack dress using recycled fabrics that to me looked very old fashioned and pre 1960s.

These are scans from my sketchbook. I sourced the images for the illustrations from a Vogue book which chapters every year since 1900. I also sourced information from the V&A to research past fashion designs. The union jack is an example of screen printing in the style Vivienne Westwoods work in the punk era. The bottom picture is one final design.

The Final Peice
Dress one

Dress two

Overall I received AA for the Double Art and Design Award in 2010.