Author: Alice Morris

Sarah de Mattos

OCA tutor and assessor Bryan Eccleshall looks the work of BA (Hons) Painting student Sarah de Mattos. He examines her sketchbooks and the way she uses materials as a way of exploring marks. Sarah relates her work to other artists, merging this research and her research into materials in one succinct document.

Samuele Bastianello

OCA Tutor and Assessor Doug Burton looks at the work of Creative Arts Level 3 (HE6) student Samuele Bastianello. Samuele brings together his two subject areas of drawing and illustration in an original and focused way. His dynamic ideas have manifested in books, cards and newspapers which evoke a sociological questioning within ourselves.

Georgina Emmett

OCA tutor and assessor Bryan Eccleshall looks at the work of BA (Hons) Painting student Georgina Emmett. Bryan investigates how Georgina uses the shadows cast by trees as a compositional device. It reminds us that the shadows cast by objects are actually like objects themselves.

Rodoulla Anastasiou

OCA tutor and assessor Doug Burton looks at the work of BA (Hons) Painting student Rodoulla Anastasiou. Through her approach to media and observational drawing in her sketchbooks she explores ideas and subjects and the outcomes are imaginative and visually exciting.

Fiona Tracey

OCA tutor and assessor Bryan Eccleshall looks at the work of Fiona Tracey. He examines how she uses mindmaps of images drawn and collated to relate things together.

Averil Wootton

OCA tutor and Assessor Michele Whiting looks at the work of Painting 3 student Averil Wooton. Averil is not trying to hide the materiality of what she is working on, leaving the folds and the creases in the paper. She isn’t trying to make them anything other than what they are.

Denise McHale

OCA tutor and assessor Doug Burton looks at the work of Printmaking student Denise McHale. Doug highlights how she uses her workbooks – termed so because she’s brought together very different parts of her practice and critical understanding.

Lucy Courtney

Lucy is a student on Photography 1: Expressing Your Vision. As the main carer for her husband, who has alzheimers, she wanted to create a pictorial narrative of his deterioration without using his image.