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Posted 16th July 2018 in blog

face off series

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I’ve been making these images for just over a year now. They started off as a bit of a laugh with one of my lovely insta chums @junkshopvenus, but I haven’t been able to stop making them when I come across the right image. Matching my face to those photos of people I find interesting. Read More

Posted 13th July 2018 in blog

a jolly good read

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I can’t remember why I picked up Michel Craig-Martins book, it hadn’t been recommended by anyone I knew or someone on Instagram but maybe it had been Amazon? Anyway, that’s kind of irrelevant. One day I didn’t have it and then I did. I loved it from the beginning. Sometimes these books can take a Read More

Posted 12th July 2018 in blog

enjoy the silence #2

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I love beginning a painting when I no idea where it’s going to go. When it becomes about the music around me, the paint, the colors and the energy. This emerged from the end of my brushes almost by osmosis which is a silly thing to say on the one hand but it really did Read More

This is going to be an image heavy post but this series has become quite large. I came across the best app on my phone a few years ago and had some of the best fun blending my digital drawings with the slow shutter photos I take at night. The app was made by a Read More

Posted 10th July 2018 in blog

inspirational quotes

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I was gifted a jar at Christmas from a friend that was filled with 365 inspirational quotes – one for every day of the year ahead. It was an idea that a class in her daughters school had come up with for a business project and when they sold them she knew it would interest Read More

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whats on the plinth

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I built a plinth for the studio and put it in the window to add things to it as they come to mind, as I find things, seasonal fluff and things I make. My pineapple was one of the first pieces I made. It was so silly but also so of the moment. Who’s not Read More

Posted 11th April 2018 in blog

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Does anyone else struggle to name their work? It’s like naming your kids. It comes with soooo much baggage. I’m the worst at making the decision. Sometimes they arrive with a name (like the kids) and other times they want to remain anonymous. Untitled. I like this as a word. It writes nicely and looks Read More

Posted 9th April 2018 in blog

art for arts sake

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I’d seen on pintrest a couple of years ago, a window full of coloured balloons and it stayed with me as something, if I ever had my own space, I would love to do. So, imagine my joy when the studio not only had one but two great windows at the front of it. Oh Read More

Posted 7th April 2018 in blog

somewhere to expand

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Start. It’s such an amazing thing to do. We all have to start somewhere and the beginning is usually a pretty awesome place for that journey of what may come to commence. To have the space in which to walk in to each day with nothing more requested of me but to make is such Read More

Posted 6th April 2018 in blog

the studio

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It’s been a while since I’ve graced these pages with any of my witterings. I’ve been kind of lost in the excitement of prepping a studio space and making new work. I have been posting updates on my Instagram pages – @nikicottonartist and @whatdoesanartistdoallday but I’ve been rather remiss in writing and posting here. So, Read More

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