Sunday, 6 November 2016

WORKSHOPS - The Big Draw

I've spent the past month delivering The Big Draw sessions in local schools in Scarborough in conjunction with Scarborough Museums Trust. I've been too busy to take any photos but these lovely images have been posted on Seamer and Irton Primary Schools website. What a lovely school of children! I've also enjoyed running sessions in Braeburn, St. Martins, Hartford Vale, Newby & Scalby and Hinderwell.


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

OUT & ABOUT - Arts Award Training

Spent the afternoon in York on a training day for the Arts Award - Discover and Explore level. Interesting day... need to book onto the bronze and silver levels next :-) The Home School Educators that I teach with Scarborough Museums Trust are very keen to start on these awards.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

WORKSHOP - Scarborough Library

A busy couple of workshops today in Scarborough Library and Scalby Library... Pity I didn't get a moment to take any photos! Great fun though and lots of brilliant feedback :-) 

Saturday, 8 October 2016


Enjoyed making some little clay model heads today with the Saturday 'Make It' Art Club with Scarborough Museums Trust.... Here are a couple of them, they were made with air drying clay so they can take them home and paint them with some acrylic paint

Friday, 30 September 2016

STUDIO - Webb-Ellis

Enjoyable to have the lovely Webb-Ellis in my studio recently testing out ideas for their forthcoming workshops. They are working on a couple of pilgrimages and a film in conjunction with Susan Hillier and the Nunnery Gallery and Crescent Arts. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

WORKSHOPS - Fossil Festival, Rotunda Museum

Had a fun weekend on the beach running workshops for the #yorksfossilfest Some amazing sand scupture creatures were created and we even had top paleontologist Dean Lomax building a replica of a plesiousaur fossil. I'm still recovering from sunburn and muscle ache!


Thursday, 8 September 2016


I'm loving these naked Trumps which have popped up in New York and a few other major US cities. 

The job of conceptualizing and creating the statues fell to a man who goes by the name “Ginger,” a Las Vegas-based artist. Ginger has said that he has a long history of designing monsters for haunted houses and horror movies. He spent up to 25 hours each week working on the statues since they were commissioned in April'. He used 300 pounds of clay and silicone to create the statues and said 'the candidate’s mouth ended up being his biggest sculpting challenge'

Sunday, 4 September 2016

OUT & ABOUT - Aura Photo (Kirlian)

Had my aura photo taken yesterday... #KirlianPhotography Very Exciting!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

OUT & ABOUT - Taxidermy Workshop

An interesting taxidermy demonstration today with Carl Church... Fascinating to know and watch the process of taxidermy although I think I maybe a bit too squeamish to go through the process myself... 

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

OUT & ABOUT - Norwegian Bands

Loving the colours of these Norwegian Marching bands I happened upon on the beach... you never know what you're going to come acroos on Scarborough beach!


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

OUT & ABOUT - Morris Dancers

I spied some of these Morris Dancers from my studio window.... Great colours and outfits...

Friday, 24 June 2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

EXHIBITION - Work Space Pressure

I have some of my work in an exhibition at the Art Exchange, University of Essex. This runs from 13th May until 11th June and features some of my work from the 'Qwerty' series - Retro Keyboard, Meltdown, Tactile Keyboard, and Qwerty Cuneiform Tablet are all on display along with works from another 8 artists.

Karen Thompson, 'Meltdown'

If you are in the area go and check it out... An interesting and diverse selection of work :-)

Monday, 9 May 2016

WORKSHOP - The Big Arty Ask

Had a lovely day running a workshop for Scarborough Museums Trust at the Big Arty Ask at the Old Parcels Office. A busy day making Bug badges with plastic vinyl, there was an amazing collection of SMT's natural history on display. 


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

EXHIBITION - Enchanted Forest

Just finished installing 'Enchanted Forest' in the community gallery at Scarborough Art Gallery, this is an exhibition of work created in workshops I have run with various groups for Scarborough Museums Trust. Home School Educators, the Saturday 'Make It' Art Club and various different School Groups all have work on display. The tree took a little engineering skill to construct :-)