Week 1

Artist Research


Watched YouTube  – what a refreshing attitude to ideas, completely empty your head, beyond meditating, and wait for inspiration.

She considers modern work to be principally ideas.

Emotionally, music is the highest form of art.

She wants her work to appeal to other people.

She waits 3 days before making decisions about her work.

Pinterest  http://uk.pinterest.com/susanmilleruk/agnes-bernice-martin/


Recommended in tutorial.  She has recently graduated from Chelsea.  http://www.rachelwilberforce.com/



Work is based on Michel Foucault’s 1967 Heterotopia, the space round the edges/what isnt said as related to the ‘landscape’.

Particularly interested in the abolition of slavery.  Great great great grandfather was William Wilberforce who was instrumental in the abolition of slavery 200 years ago.


Pinterest http://uk.pinterest.com/susanmilleruk/rachel-wilberforce/

THERESE OULTON, English Born 1953

Recommended in tutorial.

Her work appears to encompass my current approach to covering up and reworking.


http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/paintings/therese-oulton-abstract-5348856-details.aspx  22 x 30 inches, oil on canvas.  Sold in 2010 for £1250

Pinterest. http://uk.pinterest.com/susanmilleruk/therese-oulton/

All artists updated to summary to help me place the m historically and by influence https://docs.google.com/a/oca-uk.com/spreadsheets/d/14ILGqTjirdtZ6UgUsJkmF21RrRP34mVlHaRXKGL-yTI/edit#gid=0

Chuck Close

Watched Big Think, artists in a Crisis.  Saw his exhibition at the White Cube.  Loved the simplicity/complexity of his work.

Marlene Dumas

Watched Studio and Sorte Milan 2012. Fascinating approach to watercolour on large scale paper.  Really resonated with me.

Sean Scully

Watched Power of Abstract Art.  The journey given, to be given.

I need to revisit these three artists when I am less bogged down with IT issues.

William Kentridge

Watch his charcoal animation process, reworking each shot on the same image.  Amazing process.


Reviewed all OCA staff.  Introduced to Hitsuzendō (筆禅道 “art of the brush”?), believed by Zen Buddhists to be a method of achieving samādhi (Japanese: samaai), which is a unification with the highest reality, which must breathe with the vitality of eternal experience.

Researched history of Pecha Kucha presentations.

Author: susanmilleruk

Watercolour painter living, working and loving Hastings and St Leonards on Sea. MA in Fine Art.

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