May 7, 2019 Graphite Workshop at Cambridge Botanical Garden

A lovely day drawing out in the Garden with 12 students. The workshop was for beginners through to the more advanced student using various graphite and colour pencils. Really lovely and very different sketches and drawings produced by all. Working mostly in the scented garden area. Absolutely lovely at this time of year.

I will be running a further drawing and painting sketch workshop in September at the Garden. More details can be found on the Cambridge University Botanical Garden website.

Exhibition - Pint of Science

I have contributed to the Pint Of Science event this year as an artist reflecting on a scientist's work in the Creative Reaction's - Cambridge exhibition. I was partnered with Dr. Jane Goodall, Arthritis UK Senior Research Fellow who gave me an insight into her research work on atherosclerotic plaque in the arteries. Dr Goodall showed me a number of microscopic cross sections of the heart with plaque buildup 'gruel', this led me to play with scale using old maps of Cambridge and marbling inks on vintage paper to get that 'organic' look to necrotic areas of the heart. Equally fascinating and horrifying to see actual heart disease. 

My art work was presented at the end of the excellent talk by Dr. Jane Goodall titled "A Gruelling Experience with Cardiovascular Disease".

The work is in the public exhibition on 19th May at St.Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge.