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Views from the Getty

Getty Center Central Garden
This summer I was selected as a Gallery docent at the Getty Center in Los Angeles! It has been such a great experience going through training, meeting such wonderful people and getting to know the art work in more depth. ‘Docent’ is not a word we really use in the UK, but the role is similar to the one I held at Tate Gallery Liverpool whilst at university, as a ‘freelance artist’, facilitating workshops with visitors using close study, discussion and practical activities such as drawing.

It really is a great privilege to spend time each week up at the centre, The Meier-designed complex sometimes feels like some sort of utopian spaceship filled with treasures. I spend hours in the galleries with the works and exploring the campus discovering my favourite areas to sip coffee and study or gaze outwards at the cityscape below.

Next month we will start teaching school groups, encouraging them to look closely and engage with art, and have a positive experience of one of my favourite places in LA. I can’t wait!

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Viva Las Vegas!

Neon Graveyard
Neon Graveyard
Viva Las Vegas wedding site
Viva Las Vegas wedding site screenshot

An image from the endlessly inspiring Neon Boneyard, Las Vegas, Nevada. In the ever-shifting landscape of Sin City, this is the place where all good iconic signage goes to retire.

We discovered this unique museum filled with acres of casino history and typographic delights on a funny and fascinating guided tour in  2009. After deciding to have a wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas last year, the first thing we thought of was to hire the boneyard for a memorable  and fun wedding photo shoot.

I updated our wedding  site with some photos and video from the day.  Ah-huh huh

 

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architecture art Illustration

Citygraphs

Some graphic abstractions of the city, experimenting with line, flat colour, found textures and photographic elements

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Marrakech Sketch

India ink, coloured pencil, pastel, wash on watercolour cartridge