Tuesday, 22 November 2011


not posted in a while so lets get some inspiration on the go...


and Mr Paul Noble currently has an exhibition at Gagosian Gallery, I wish I still lived in London so I could go... http://www.gagosian.com/exhibitions/2011-11-10_paul-noble/

also been watching a lot of surreal stop motion animation with Ben of late, first saw Jan Svankmajer's work at Watch Me Move and fell in love.

Watch some awesome stuff here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFUwX4-nsQU

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Degree Show News and Glasto Blues

Now I'm back from Glasto and I've had a bit of a break but its time to get back to work, and first things first- update blog! Here are some pictures of the work I put into my Degree show. Alongside my drawings I made a giant human-sized bird box to be used as an intimate gallery space to house one of my drawings. I love it so much I wish I could live in it :) Although I might have to soon if we don't find somewhere else to live! On another note, drum roll please..... I got a 2:1! and I sold a few pieces too so I'm a very happy bunny at the moment. Looking forward to making some new work soon. Peace out xxx

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Oh yesss.....

I also now have a few images up on the uni websites for the Degree Show
Here.. http://www.chelseadegreeshow.org/2011/category/fine-art/randless/

and here... http://showtime.arts.ac.uk/SarahRandles


Busy Bee!

Wow I have been so busy recently with all the uni goings on I haven't had a chance to put any new work on here for so long. Check this link out http://www.wickisland.co.uk/?p=342 for a little bit about where I was selling some of my canvas bags last weekend. Here's a pic of the ones I've got left...

There are also talks of me selling them at Dragonfly Festival in Sweden in August so thats exciting!
And here is a sneaky preview of some of the things I'll be putting in my show (probably).

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Artist Statement

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye it also includes the inner pictures of the soul."
- Edvard Munch

My current practice explores the relationships between humans, objects and the natural environment. By combining elements of nature with the human form I intend to translate to paper the way in which I see the world and the processes of my subconscious. I often draw from objects I find on walks through the park, collecting and selecting areas of interest and enlarging them to show the detail that would generally go unnoticed to the human eye. I then merge them with unidentified figures, dismissing elements of familiarity and replacing them with unfamiliar details from nature. I use an extremely fine technical pen to create precision and intricacy. Of late, my work has been heavily influenced by Surrealism, collaging elements of various images to create a fantasy world where humans and natural organisms are seen as one entity.

(More to follow)

Monday, 16 May 2011

A Wee Bit About My Exhibition on Sat

Go to Wick Island Blog to see a few words about mine and Dan's show written by the lovely Claire Beesley

Saturday, 7 May 2011

In Progressssss

New drawing im working on, for some reason it is taking me aaaaages. Got some more new things to pop on here, hopefully get round to it sooonnn x

Saturday, 23 April 2011


Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye it also includes the inner pictures of the soul."
- Edvard Munch

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Heironymus Bosch

The Garden of Earthly Delights
(This photo does not even begin to describe how beautifully detailed it is)

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Tales of Madrid

Yesterday I got back from a mini city break to Madrid, its such a beautiful city, and it was boiling hot too :) I went to the Reina Sofia and Prado Museum while I was there and saw some amazing work. My favourite find was the work of Hieronymus Bosch (which unfortunately seems to be the only work I didn't take any photos of- must google!) His work is so detailed and enchanting, I could have looked at it all day.
Obviously I also saw Guernica which was one of the main reasons why we went to Madrid and lots and lots of surrealism, I think I now finally appreciate Dali; in particular his Invisible Man which I have never seen before. I am really interested in surrealism at the moment and there was a lot of exciting stuff in the Reina Sofia.
Prado was also nice, a lot like Tate Britain but we but a little disappointed as Goya's drawings and prints were not on show as they were being moved to a bigger exhibition of his work :( We also visited  the Templo de Debod, an egyptian temple smack bang in the heart of Madrid, kinda weird place to have it but nevertheless it was really interesting and you could still see all the original hieroglyphics on the inside walls.
 In all, I saw some pretty inspiring stuff, even the architecture was beautiful. Today I plan to recover from the tiredness and amount of Sangria/Mojitos consumed and plan out some new drawings inspired by what I've seen over the past couple of days......... :)

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Experimenting with wood

I have recently purchased a pyrography kit and have been experimenting with drawing onto wood. I think this works well the nature of my drawings although MDF doesn't quite give the effect I would like. I am currently testing out different types of wood as I would like to include the grain into my work.
The 'thing' over his eye is one of the natural objects that I have collected on my travels. (I'm not quite sure what to call them so if anyone knows please let me know)

New Drawings

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Winnie Truong

'Drawn with pencil crayon on paper, Winnie Truong’s portraits are formed from the artist’s interest in suspending anonymous characters on a vacant surface to explore narratives of stasis, awkwardness, anxiety, ambivalence, ambiguity, discomfort, and aimlessness. The subjects of these portraits are severed from their natural habitats, as they are in popular fashion magazines and advertisements. Without its mise en scene, exaggerated hair replaces the narrative authority of pose, dress and environment, and complements the vague expressions of the human subject.

The relationship between large-scale labor-intensive mark making and the juvenile and amateur associations of pencil crayon on paper is a tension Truong continues to explore in her practice. As a series, this tete-a-tete-a-tete-a-tete of monumental heads in conversation with one another collaborates and elaborates on its own ideas of the beautiful and the beastly.' http://www.voltashow.com/Winnie-Truong.6616.0.html

What are you looking at?

I got very excited on Thursday when I went to dinner with Ben and Heena and saw this face staring back at me from the table. This reminds me of a drawing I have just done using pyrography...

Brenda Landon Pye 2011

This week I entered the Brenda Landon Pye 2011 portrait prize with this new drawing. Unfortunately I didn't win but it was a great exhibition to take part in. I will try and get some better pictures up of this drawing in the week because it has loads of detail and i'm quite happy with how it turned out.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Transitions Exhibition

The idea of this exhibition was to somehow 'translate' our practice. Considering that my usual work is very much about me, my thoughts and my subconscious I wanted to use this opportunity to delve into other people's minds. By using a personality test I had already tried on myself I got all of my friends and fellow exhibitors to draw me a tree, which I then would analyse using the test, the objective being that the way in which a person draws a tree, (e.g roots, branches) can define certain traits in their personality.
My initial idea was to display the results on the wall but when it came to it, it didn't look as impressive as I had imagined. I therefore came up with this idea, to show the work as an installation and to create an inviting atmosphere which had an 'in progress' feel. This also allowed the viewer to interact with the piece. I think this turned out to be quite successful and I was pleased that many people sat down to draw their own trees during the private view.
What I have learnt from doing this exhibition is that I have to take more time to think about how I would like my work to be viewed, and to consider this while I am actually making it. Hopefully this experience will inform my current practice in a positive way as I want to incorporate this way of working into future work.