In the run-up to the day, I was most panicked about not being panicked. I had the application deadline so early, that I knew what all the sellers needed and all their information so my planning and all the information I needed was collected and at my fingertips. The venueContinue reading “Black Brighton Market : The Launch”
Black Brighton Market has been something I have been working on in my mind for a good few years now, It was inspired from a previous project of mine which, financially and planning wise, was a lot simpler. When I initially came up with the idea of BBM I keptContinue reading “Black Brighton Market; Where it began & Where it is now.”
I know, I know, when will it end! NEVER!! I absolutely revel in challenging myself and learning new ways to create. I was asked by local up-and-coming artist and very close friend – Kymara – to make a Live Music Video. I was hired to start from the point ofContinue reading “The Making Of: Kymara’s Live Music Video / My First Music Video”
A few months ago, I was scrolling through Instagram, as per usual, and I kept coming across an advertisement for an exhibition prize. The page seemed authentic, didn’t seem too expensive and it looked to have a lot of coverage. As I clicked through to see more details – andContinue reading “Brixton Art Prize Shortlist Artist 2022”
It was a bit of a head-scratcher thinking of what to do for the second Create & Drink 2022. As much as materials like oil paints, acrylics, watercolours, colour pens and pencil are all very different in their result, I wanted each event to be so different from the last,Continue reading “Create & Drink – Tie Dye”
I have done many types of life modelling since I started in April 2019. A few months ago I was doing a meditative modelling class for Love Club in Brighton’s coffee shop Presuming Ed’s, it was a class I had not experienced before and I really enjoyed the meditation elementsContinue reading “Life Modelling for 12 Last Songs Exhibition by Quarantine”
If you’ve been following my extensive events and workshops, you will know, that before lockdown, I was running an arts and crafts class for adults called Create and Drink – the adult part being that I served bottomless wine. Each month I would do a different medium of art, usuallyContinue reading “Create and Drink – The Comeback!”
You might have seen on my earlier post that I’ve been delving into trying new crafts. After making my macrame plant hangers, I realised that a lot of my plants are in pots that drain excess water. I wanted to keep it simple and not have to fight my plantsContinue reading “Pottery with air-drying clay – Tips and Tricks”
I hope the end of your 2021 was a fruitful as mine. I ended the year with learning some new crafts, I know what you’re thinking… when will it end!? I got lots of plants as I’m sure most do, and it’s always long cleaning when you’ve got to liftContinue reading “Making Plant hangers with Macrame”
Let me start by stating, this is not a ‘How To’ post, I still can’t quite get my head around this particular practice, but what I can say, it’s so mind-blowing I had to share my experience with you. I’m also not going to sit here and copy and pasteContinue reading “Trying something new – Lithography at the Draw Studio”
Coming on for maybe a year ago, I was asked by my architecture graduate friend @mandashutler to be a part of their new project; ROARK. I fell in love with the name immediately – after being a huge fan of Ayn Rand’s ‘Fountain Head’, and wanted to collaborate once Manda told meContinue reading “Two books this year you say?”
So, we got the idea on paper, got it on the computer, made it look all nice, stuck it on the website looking all professional, but what now? Where did I take it from here? Putting it online was usually my final goal, but now it was time to aimContinue reading “HOLA FEA! At Brighton’s Feminist Book shop.”
Figure Drawing: A complete guide to drawing the human body By Jake Spicer (featuring ME… Jade Hylton).
Jake was the first person I worked with as a life model, it was the first consistent work I had once I had gone self-employed and that was now back in April 2019. It was not easy going self-employed, but the doors it opened for me, were ones I neverContinue reading “Figure Drawing: A complete guide to drawing the human body By Jake Spicer (featuring ME… Jade Hylton).”
Sussex Universities’ Festival of Ideas – Talking about Finding Home – with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Wasi Daniju and Tendai Lewis
Sharing personal journeys and insights from their respective crafts, the panellists explore what it means to bear witness, produce work and build communities at this current conjuncture, and offer ideas for collective ways of working, while resisting racism and oppression. They will examine survival strategies, giving advice and important foodContinue reading “Sussex Universities’ Festival of Ideas – Talking about Finding Home – with Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, Wasi Daniju and Tendai Lewis”
ALTERED is a pop-up exhibition showcasing work by emerging visual artists, celebrating local talent. Artists were invited, through an open call, to share ways in which they have experimented, modified or adapted their practices during lockdown restrictions. With little or no access to the usual studio, darkroom or workshop, eachContinue reading “ALTERED EXHIBITION”
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I need you…. I need your natural beauty, your scars, your stretch marks, your lines, your love. I need all of you, unashamedly.Would you be willing to be involved in a photo shoot with your beautiful baby / babies / toddlers? This may be feeding / holding / cuddling /Continue reading “Scouting for models (new parents, babies and toddlers) for Brookes Lounge”
Head over to the Life Model page to get Photo packs of elegant hand poses, head shots with my face painted in collaboration with artist Katy Painter, and close up body shots of beautiful curves and shadowed rolls in collaboration with artist Karen Oosterhoff.
Drawversity! Originally created for in real life classes, but due to covid, I have teamed up with Brighton Draw to do a paid photoshoot to try and help eliminate the class and culture barriers of life art and modelling. From working in the field for a few years now, andContinue reading “Scouting for BIPOC Models in Brighton & Hove”
“In episode four of the podcast I chat to my soul sister Jade Hylton, who’s helped me spiritually many times and – like all my guests – has inspired me through her commitment and dedication to her craft. It was a pleasure getting together to record this chat with herContinue reading “Trust Your Journey – The Nelson Navarro Podcast with me, Jade! Talking about being selfish.”
Always experimenting with different mediums and techniques to bring my imagination to reality, I decided I wanted to start a new portrait project painting celebrities of colour on big canvases. Using bold colours I switched between acrylic paint and paint pens (posca pens) to create eye-catching backgrounds, fine detailed clothesContinue reading “Coffee Art Project”
I’ve done quite a few photoshoots over the past few years and taking my camera out to BLM protests. With all of the BLM last year and overload of information about inequality, I found myself really seeing a very pinhole view of Black Lives. Even the new categories on t.vContinue reading “Black Joy Photography”
Experimenting with creating videos and music on phones. In collaboration with Sam Rogers and Dongjie Wei.
For my Birthday, which was in January, even though it was freezing out, I wanted to do something active and outdoors. I’d recently gobbled down the Task Master boxsets on All4 and loved the idea of recreating some of the tasks with my friends. I asked Sam, a fellow loverContinue reading “Experimenting with creating videos and music on phones. In collaboration with Sam Rogers and Dongjie Wei.”
If you’ve been following me on my creative journey, you might know I have done quite a bit of creative trade work with local musician, DJ, producer and radio presenter Nelson Navarro. Our first collaboration was when Nelson modelled for one of Black Brighton shoots. From that point he becameContinue reading “Making Music with Nelson Navarro and experimental video production”
I started blogging ten years ago when I was forced to start up a WordPress at university “All the articles you read and respond to, you will do so on your new blog” my professor told us when I was studying digital media design at Brighton uni. I always lovedContinue reading “Times Are Changing”
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