Life Art & Therapy in Highbury

I had been busy working on my play – Girl in Suitcase – in recent weeks, and left editing new interviews a bit last minute. I wanted to hear how they would flow with the material from March which was being reused, so naturally I gave each model’s interview a listen. Getting to Mum’s on […]

Lucy channelling ‘The Raft of the Medusa’

As Esther knows, I’ve long wanted to do a Spirited Bodies using ‘The Raft of the Medusa‘ as the inspiration point.  Reluctantly accepting reality, I know that this is not an appropriate re-enactment for inexperienced models, the poses involved are tough and hard to hold.  Tonight, I was modelling for Lucy Sullivan’s evening class at […]

Francis Wardale’s Artwork from Mortlake

I enjoy life drawing but this gives me the chance to draw people in more complex compositions than you get in a life class. I enjoy the challenge of trying to record the groupings of models with only a limited time. (Of course I make it difficult for myself by trying to include as many […]

It Seemed Incredibly Normal to Stand Around Unburdened by Clothes

“It’ll be ok, I told myself that morning, I’m sure Esther will reassure us, tell us what to do, she’ll make it all work. Then there was train trouble at King’s Cross and I ended up rushing in after they’d all started. So in the end my preparation was getting undressed and walking into a […]

Expectation & Collaboration – of a model & an artist

Feedback answers from Charlie who both modelled and photographed a) Did it live up to your expectations? Spirited Bodies 5 certainly did live up to my expectations, and in some ways exceeded them as well. It was lovely being a homogenous part of the group. I was somewhat unsure of my capability to hold a […]