Angela Brookford -Three favourite pages from my sketchbook

“Three sketchbook images taken from work done on a residency completed the autumn before lockdown  – a loosening up exercise playing with form and colour.  I may develop them into prints and then look at maybe moving onto a textile medium later.  Pure abstraction not using drawing from life as a starting point, which is […]

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‘Transformation’ Exhibition – Sketchbooks

The Research behind the work This week we feature the sketchbook behind the work of Susan Canfield. Susan began a sketchbook called Curious in which she added cut-outs and flaps to each page to engage the viewer in a curious manner.   This led to an idea based, very roughly, on the method used to […]

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In Search of Inspiration

Having just completed work for our forthcoming exhibition ‘Transformation’, I’m seeking inspiration for my next work with EAST.

Having just completed work for our forthcoming exhibition ‘Transformation’, I’m seeking inspiration for my next work with EAST.

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‘Transformation’ Exhibition – Sketchbooks

The Research behind the work This week we feature the sketchbook behind the work of Julie Topsfield. Julie’s research took her into the Art Nouveau period and its designers.  She particularly focused on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, René Jules Lalique and Antoni Gaudí, three leading artists whose styles she felt could be incorporated into […]

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Love Life

“To Love Life” is one of David Hockney’s favourite sayings. His stunning studies in his current exhibition, “The arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020” surely reflects this. Due to COVID restrictions I have only been able to view this virtually but even so the magnificence of the work jumps out from the screen. What a delight […]

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