Royal West Academy Photography (mixed media) Show 2023

March 22nd UPDATE SOLD 
Heatwave has sold to a lady sculptor who is interested in the cyanotype process. I am really pleased the painting will be cherished. 

This is amazing! 

I was selected for the RWA photographic exhibition this year! 

They have not had a photographic show for 20 years! 

I love the Royal West Academy.  I have been visiting this stunning venue for the last fourteen years.  I actually discovered this through a trip organised through the Topsham Art group. I owe a lot of my motivation and inspiration to that local group. 

The very first time I showed any work was with the Topsham Art Group in their annual show back in 2009/10.  Back then Oscar (my oldest son) was a baby.  It was having Oscar that steered me on a course directly back into my painting. 

My Piece is a Cyanotype print that I made using the power of the sun. 
Last year I started experimenting with cyanotype and mixed media. 
This all came about when I took my children on a cyanotype printing course with a local artist Bridget Arnold. 

Bridget uses pure cyanotype to create stunning naturalistic images using plants. 

https://www.bridgetarnold.co.uk/

Bridget told me about a woman called Anna Atkins who used cyanotypes to record scientific specimens she found.  It is thought she could have been the fist ever female photographer. 

https://www.alternativephotography.com/cyanotype-history-john-herschels-invention/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Atkins

To produce the series of works I made to create Heatwave I used cyanotype, acrylic paint, acrylic inks and oil pastels.  

I have many ideas concerning the further use of this media in my work.  

 

 

 

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