HolyOther

Willenhall, United Kingdom

Born in London and based in the Midlands, UK, and hoping someone finds my scribblings and likes what they see… / Most works are pen...

Not sure what to write here, but I guess a potted history is appropriate.

I was born in Hackney, London, and did most of my growing up there and in the greener parts of Wiltshire. I’ve been drawing and making since I was tiny. I remember drawing cartoons when I was 7 or 8, but having found my ancient schoolbooks, I can see my roots as a geek too, as many mention Spiderman and Superman…

I have enjoyed experiencing many techniques and styles of art over the course of my adult life. I love museums and galleries, and explore them at every opportunity, and I currently volunteer for two galleries local to me. I get a chance to talk about art and history all day with total strangers, which is fun! I have earned one degree in jewellery and metalwork design, and although I have run my own business in jewellery design, but for various reasons I have been away from my first passion for far too long.

In 2010, I decided to study for a BA (Hons) in art history through the Open University and reopened my eyes to what I’d lost. At the same time I gave birth to my daughter – which was always going to be busy! But a little while ago an old drawing (Cogs #2 on my portfolio) started to get comments, and I’d started drawing again.

Now I’m starting to get that old urge to draw again and have decided to share it here on Redbubble. I’m never likely to be a ‘professional’ artists (unlike some of the amazing artists I’ve encountered here so far!) but I hope people like what they see here, and I hope to chat about my stuff and the work of others here.

In addition to working on my art, I have now achieved a Masters Degree in Art History and am working towards starting a PhD – I’m hoping that this will give me the opportunity to understand art and the undercurrents of the art world in greater depth, as well as allow me the opportunity to talk to a a new generation of art lovers about where we are and how we’re getting there.

I mostly work in pen and ink, black and white suits me best, it seems. I started drawing cogs and patterns on notebooks years ago, and it seemed to me to be something my mind put together without effort. The results seemed to appeal too, so I kept on! I’m enjoying playing with the format and producing a variation on repeating forms and so on. Maybe it reveals something about my state of mind. Maybe not. ;-)

I enjoy reading comments and critique on my work, and hope that any visitors to my page want to comment/guide me.

  • Joined: December 2012

Journal

Crawling back.

Wow, it’s been another long time since I’ve posted/shared anything here – or indeed anywhere. / Unfortunately, over the course of last year, the demons in my head got the upper hand in the fight, and I’m now back on antidepressants and looking for some help again. / I’d lost a lot of joy over the past few years, but when it became a struggle to even scribble a patter…
Posted 6 months – 2 comments

Working on a painting.

I’ve been working on a watercolour painting in my free moments over the last few weeks. Not yet sure if it’ll be good enough to share on here, but I’d like to see what you think. / It’s nowhere near finished yet. / I’m also working on another large drawing, which I intend to submit for a competition in a few weeks. Hoping I’ll start feeling like an artist soon!
Posted about 1 year – 2 comments

Busy busy busy!

Wow, it’s been a while since I had a good amount of time to devote to Redbubble and sharing my work. There’s been a lot of events and things in the process, but it’s all exciting. / After three years (It was meant to be two, but thanks to Brexit, things went slightly askew!) I have finally earned my Masters Degree in Art History! Hopefully this will open up new avenues for explo…
Posted about 1 year – Leave a comment

After the storm...

So, I have been away from RB for faaar too long. / I have finally completed my Mres studies and handed in my dissertation, so I’ll be devoting my time to creating or looking for work. / I have just posted a new image (With yet another awful title!) that I have been working on in free minutes over the last few months. / I hope you like it.
Posted almost 2 years – Leave a comment
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