With our fantastic dinosaur discoveries here on the Isle of Wight the wonders of our lovely north coast are often overlooked and neglected. Across this lesser publicised coast lies a variety of exiting prehistoric discoveries ready for any avid fossil hunter. From ancient Crocodilian teeth […]
How to challenge yourself by drawing a Huge sauropod vertebra life-size in colour!
the biggest (quite literally) scientific illustration I have worked on so far, have a look at how a drawing develops over time and how colour effects the drawing process.
The Past few months have been a strange period of mass adjustment and what they tell you in Art School is true… staying motivated may be difficult but for me finding the time has been harder. However, in spite of the lack of time left […]
Moving away from stacking directly on the shelf, I began using sand to support fragmented porcelain pieces. This placement allows for distance between the individual pieces meaning I can make my work larger whilst the negative spaaces still retain interest. I initially used a board […]
Just a short write up about some of the islands geology.
On the isle of wight we are exceptionally lucky with our geology due to the expanse of different time periods available to us. Fossiling areas range from a few thousand years old (the more northern side of the island), to one hundred and twenty-five million (which can be found on the south). From my Fossiling trips I now know where to look for specific times/ fossils, if i wish to find turtle or early mammal or even fish I will head to Bouldnor or Hamstead on the northwest of the island. For an earlier time period containing specimens such as dinosaur (Cretaceous) I will head to the southwest of the island such as Brook where dinosaur footprints can be found. A beach I often visit is Yaverland on the southeast, along this bay there is a wide range of periods (over fifty million years) exposed and varied environments (ranging from rivers and flood planes to deep sea).
St Catherines beach situated to the south point of the island, shows a specific slice of geology which makes the bay very fossiliferous, the ammonites from the Glauconitic Marl seen in my studio space are collected here.