After a great show at Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, I’ve got myself a brand new fine art website and a new blog. This blog is now archived. Please go to http://www.helencannfineart.co.uk instead.
I spent some time drawing in the anatomy room at Brighton Medical School at Sussex university the other day; I thought it could be a useful and inform my life drawings. This was organised by the Brighton Medical Student Art Society. The experience was quite a strange one. All bodies were treated with respect and cadaver heads were covered. Drawings were completed in silence and we were allowed to draw and observe sections of bodies and the internal organs of one main body shown here. I found drawing fairly difficult as I only had a rough idea about what I was looking at – probably a full on anatomy class would have been useful! In the end I found I was only comfortable drawing the main body rather than the body sections which seemed completely removed from being human in any way. The chemical smell was strong and disconcerting after a few hours too. Ultimately it was an incredibly interesting experience but I’m not sure how useful it is to my personal work right now…
A recent new painting in a series based around traditional stories in contemporary settings. I wanted to see how few symbols the viewer needed to read the image and relate to stories that are part of the Western culture. For some reason they seem to be featuring women who are waiting for something to happen…See the picture of sleeping beauty in an earlier post….
I’m busy during May, exhibiting one of these cosmetic posters at the Bead shop as part of the artists open houses auction trail. I’m also showing my happy family cards at the Bungeroosh Gallery, 25 Marine Sq, Brighton and have been chosen to exhibit in HOUSE open at the Regency Townhouse, Brunswick Sq, Brighton. If you want to take part in the auction, you can bid online at http://www.aoh.org.uk.