Posts tagged artist
ARTY FARTY: HOW THIS YEAR'S TURNER PRIZE WENT ALL SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDLY

As a blogger you never know what delving into your inbox is going to hold each day. Opportunities can come thick and fast, and I was well chuffed (British way of saying 'very happy') that I got a press preview invite to experience the nominations for the highly contended Turner Prize. Basically, if you don't know what the Turner prize is (and I didn't until a few years back) it's basically a big f*cking deal in the British art world. Previous nominated artists have included Grayson Perry, Gilbert & George, Tracy Emin, Lucian Freud and Damien Hirst. But this year it had a difference: the Turner prize suddenly embraced social media. 

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PRIVATE VIEW OF OH! BY SOPHIE WARD AT THE HOUSE OF VANS

Don't you just love discovering up and coming artists? Recently I was introduced to Sophie Ward, another cool South London mama like me who happens to also be a pretty bomb artist. We went for sushi where my daughter tried to pull me out of seat every 2 mins and said it was 'boring'. Luckily, Sophie was lovely and down to earth and knew exactly about the trials and tribs of being a working mum, spending her nights up until the early hours painting to finish this series. What a hustler! Sophie's work is bright, vivid and drenched in the influenced of LA sun and surreal-ness. Perfect for a pissing down night out in London then!

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