Monday, 15 January 2018

New Year = New bespoke work diary project!

First of all happy new year! Yes I know it's half way through January already but I've only just finished making my new year's diary / work planner. Every year I give myself the extra project if making my new book entirely from scratch, using collaged pieces of off-cuts & recent artwork colour test prints.
It's always intended to only take a few days... that time between Christmas and New Year that is still half holiday time... but every year my project starts creeping past new year's eve, than past the first week.... and into the second. Finally (usually mid-January) it's done and time to go get it spiral bound and ready to use!

So I'm pleased to have finally finished this year's diary, bang on time -mid Jan. (complete with bespoke charts, diagrams and tabbed sections for everything a creative art boss person could need! )

Here are a few 'in progress' shots of the collaging of the front and back covers. In reality there were about 50 shots I took throughout the 'work in progress' it slowly & gradually became the final image. But here I have selected just four of each..

Wishing you all a happy healthy and fruitful 2018!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

First lil foray into animation..... needs some work!

This is my first attempt at animating one of my artworks... so forgive the wibbly quality! 

This is the moving version of Wrapper Rapids..
Just had to portray the excitement of these organisms (evolved from discarded bubble gum wrappers) swimming upstream to spawn...
...I think I need a little more practice in this new arena of video editing, but watch this space.... I've got LOADS of exciting plans to come!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Boxbird Gallery Christmas Open House in Seaford

Today and tomorrow (2nd and 3rd Dec) it's the Boxbird Gallery Christmas Open House! Featuring arty gifty bargains galore... Including a range of my La Shuks artworks!

'This December pop over to sunny Seaford to experience a grotto bursting at the seams with beautiful affordable artwork by some of the UK's finest artists!
Explore prints, products & gift ideas starting from as little as £10 and make your Christmas gifts unique & every lasting this year. Or perhaps its time to breath some fresh air into your living room before the big day, treat your self to a new piece and bring your home to life.
We will be introducing new work by many of our artists including Dee Beale, Penelope Kenny & La Shucks. And welcoming new artists Charlie Sutclife & Anthony Peters to the Boxbird crew! There will also be some bargains to be had with offers only available in house during the show!!' Address: 48 Grosvenor Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 2BT. Open 10am-5pm.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

My photo summary of The Other Art Fair London, Oct 2017

A huge thank you to the The Other Art Fair and Saatchi Art for a fantastic fair at London's Brick Lane, October 5-8th 2017. This is a special event for artists, you really do feel as if the organsers have our best interests at heart. I was so pleased to be selected and involved!
Four thoroughly enjoyable full days meeting & chatting to fair visitors and other exhibiting artists, discussing all things arty... and beyond. I had friends from different eras of my life stop by, and even meet each other which was fantastic! of course I'd like to say a special thank you to all the lovely people who bought a piece of my work! Here's my little photo round up:
The entrance at the Truman Brewery - hand painted signage by ART+BELIEVE

Framed artworks waiting in their space-age packages.  Surveying my allocated exhibition space
Think I've been given the best space in the building... right next to the action, AKA the bar!
I also have a few pieces around the side here.
Just a millimeter to the left.
And we are ....OPEN!

Time for the private view party
            Chatting to lovely visitors from all corners of the globe.

Hmmm... Uhuh, uhuh, quite.
Arty talks over at The Saatchi Art lounge

And that's a wrap! 

You can find the full collection of La Shuks limited editions and originals available HERE
or send me an email with any questions, queries or even requests!

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Exhibiting at The Other Art Fair Oct 2017

I'm very happy to announce that I will be exhibiting at The Other Art Fair, in just over a week's time. I will have my own stand featuring some of my newest artworks!
Just putting the final prep into place... Contact me if you'd like free ticket!
Welcome to The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, the UK's favourite fair to meet and buy art direct from the very best emerging and undiscovered artists.

This October 2017, we return to East London's iconic Truman Brewery on 5-8 October 2017 to present 130 of the best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts. 

Celebrated for its unique visitor experience, The Other Art Fair’s 21st edition will continue to delight and inspire art lovers with a tightly curated and distinctive programme of fair features that will create a platform for the 'unexpected' at the fair.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Embellishing My Newest Arty Blooms

 My two newest artworks are finally completed!
Thistle & Fructose
.. with a little bit of hand embellishing to give a 'sugary' sparkle!
Can't wait to launch these at The Other Art Fair in London Oct 5-8.. details to follow soon...

Thistle & Fructose available HERE and Glucosynthesis is available HERE

Thursday, 24 August 2017

First Bloom of a New Series!

I'm back! Unintentionally, I seem to have just emerged from a 2 month work-hibernation / or 'boot camp' of sorts... not posting anything on social media, just working on a series of brand new artworks, taking the concept within the world of La Shuks art into a slightly different direction.
Thistle & Fructose is the first of these new works to emerge in full bloom!
Kind of completely different to my previous work, yet exactly the same (?!) in that, it features the same future earth, (long after human extinction) where nature itself has evolved from fusions of mutated rubbish/ trash, packaging and other bits of long lost meaning. But instead of landscapes... We're zooming right in to an extreme close up of a patch of foliage and the colourful floral sproutings that have blossomed eventually from the oddments and ephemera. 
Thistle & Fructose SHOP page   Dimensions 70cm x 70cm (27 x 27 inches) 

how Thistle & Fructose might look on a wall near you....

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Feature in Create! Magazine

I Iove the beautiful art magazine "Create!", which highlights and helps to promote emerging artists worldwide, so I'm very excited to be today's featured artist! I can't wait to get my hands on an actual physical copy.. just have to locate a shop in the UK that stocks it... Create! Magazine

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

What is La Shuks?

La Shuks is my art name, (human name Katie Mac). I create limited edition mixed media prints and silkscreens, as well as 3-dimensional pieces and one-of-a-kind originals.

There's a theme running through my work, as it explores an imagined evolution of the earth in the far distant future, once humans no longer exist. 
I love the contrast of using landscape photography, strong and grounded in real life, and then warping the scene into a fantasy alternate reality using the relics of long gone human days; logos, symbols, adverts and graffiti... left behind on earth, eventually evolving and gradually fusing and weaving into the natural elements, a kaleidescope of drawn details forming wind currents, rivers, waterfalls and a new evolution of species... it's future nature! 
Well, you never know, in a universe of infinite possibilities, maybe this is one of them?! 

Friday, 12 May 2017

Life's a Breeze Over Hazy Ridge

Doesn't it look cosy in there? 
As seen at the mighty Saatchi Gallery! My screen print Breeze Over Hazy Ridge is for sale! £95 including postage + packaging. (unframed) If you'd like to give one a good home, 
here's the link to SHOP Breeze Over Hazy Ridge.

close up: A breeze of repeat pattern advert ladies, sweeping over the hazy ridge

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Ooh my artwork is looming across the AAF's home page!

What a lovely shock to click on to the Affordable Art Fair's main home page and be unexpectedly hit by my own artwork "Sunset Rising" looming across the screen!

It was for a featured interview with Liberty Gallery... who I, along with some amazing artists will be showing with at the next Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead.
11-14 May 2017 Hampstead Heath, London NW3 1TH  

link to my print SUNSET RISING

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Double page feature in Create! Magazine

Very excited to be featured in the beautiful Create Magazine! Looking forward to getting my clutches on the physical copy in a few weeks!