Have the last few months in isolation changed your way of painting,
thinking and communicating?
I have never felt more strongly that there is just not
enough time in the day to get everything I want to, done! I am isolating with
my mum and dad, my boyfriend, my sister and her husband and their 20-month-old
daughter. So I have been rushed off my feet! As someone who usually spends my
whole day alone, it is nice to have some company, but I am definitely less
productive. In a way it seems like a strange time to be creating, with all the
horrors going on in the world. I love how creativity seems to have bonded us
all together, like the class for TOAST for example. We never would have had time to fit
something like this in, back in our usual busy lives. So, in answer to the
question, I don’t feel totally changed, but it has been refreshing for me to be
able to reset a bit and take a step back from my usual busy life.
Can you tell us a little about the virtual class you are
holding for TOAST?
The class is an abstract portraiture class, where we will be
drawing from a mirror at the beginning, seeking out the lines and contours in
your face. We will then move onto drawings without the mirror, the work slowly
becoming more abstract as we move away from reality. I would encourage the use of colour, but anyone can come to the class with just a pencil, and colour can be added in at a later date. I will be focusing on the same colour palette
as the TOAST SS20 collection. So expect lovely pastel and spring colours.