#textures #colour

These are taken from the set of a photo shoot I did in June with Rhys. An old house, in a DIY frenzy. These colours haven’t seen the light of day since 1940s

#emmabooker #CSAD2014 #painting

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From the Fine Art Degree show at Cardiff School of Art & Design earlier this month, this is Emma Booker’s work which caught my eye. The delicate textures and colour are influenced by anatomical subjects including internal organs. She creates something visceral, yet rooted in abstraction. Her works are on paper and were nailed to the wall. Sadly, this is the last year that Fine Art will be in the centre of Cardiff, at Howard Gardens - I think it’ll be moving to a purpose built studio in Llandaff.

#portrait

#oil painting

A friend introduced me to Akif Hakan Celebi’s amazing work last year. Interview: http://www.bakmagazine.com/interviews/2/akif-hakan-celebi http://www.hakanphotography.com

“Design is a function of connection. There is nothing more vulnerable than creativity, and what is art if it’s not love?”

Brené Brown, author of  Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, on creativity, vulnerability, and how to handle your critics.

Or, as Neil Gaiman memorably put it:

When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make good art. Cat exploded — make good art. Someone on the Internet thinks what you’re doing is stupid or evil or it’s all been done before — make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, eventually time will take the sting away, and that doesn’t even matter. Do what only you can do best: Make good art. 

Pair with Brown on the difference between empathy and sympathy and alesson in handling haters from Ben Franklin

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I took these photos when I was in London in January. On my way to the V&A to see Masters of Chinese Painting. What do you think of the Prada sunnies?

Beautiful colours, these old books. Autumnal colour palette. Reminds me of differently spiced chocolate. 

If you would like to use my photos for your mood boards etc. Please credit your source (marioncheung-artist), as I have taken all the photos on my tumblr myself unless otherwise stated. Thanks!

Some more images from my visit to Stokes Croft in Bristol, December last year. It’s rough around the edges, full of small independent shops which give the area character. Interesting place to visit!

These windows are fun for a dreary January. The feeling of general apathy is tangible, isn’t it. The finishing touches were being added yesterday. Loving the school theme as I am currently glued to BBC3’s: ‘Tough Young Teachers’. Read the review here, via The Guardian: http://bit.ly/1eZLL49 

See an episode via BBC iPlayer http://bbc.in/19TzHnC

Photos by Marion Cheung. 2014.

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http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/patrick-caulfield

Who says that you shouldn’t shoot into the sun?

A December walk on the beach, Dorset. In between Christmas & New Year. It didn’t feel light mid-winter. Quite spring-like due to the sun…