Raising the funds through my artwork in order to pursue an MA at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts in Shoreditch, and kick-start my artwork business with an aim to encourage multicultural dialogue through arts projects.
About me and the project
Hi, I'm Lizzie Hobbs, an artist and student based in London, and I draw freehand patterns inspired by other cultures. I'm in my final year at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and am hoping to pursue my passion for the arts with an MA.
I have been offered a place at the Prince's School of Traditional Arts for their two-year MA course which teaches the practical skills of traditional arts from Asia and the Middle East. I believe that artwork is a powerful method for communication, and I address social issues through symbolism in my pieces to get people talking, thinking outside the box, and debating. I also draw purely decorative pieces, and base my designs on textiles, architecture, and landscapes from Asian and Middle Eastern cultures.
However, the fees for the course and living costs are rather hefty, and so I need your help in being able to study the course and then enter the art world full-time. In doing so, I will be able to develop my art practice and contribute to society in order to benefit others - any change, however small, is worthwhile!
I hope this is your cup of tea....
As a HUGE THANK YOU for donating money, I have some lovely goodies lined up for you! These include:
Hand-made chocolate - eat my art inspiration!
A patterned slab of chocolate made specially for you by Taylor-Wilde Chocolatier based in Cromford village, Derbyshire.
My book about patterns, featuring images of my artwork, travel photography, and pieces of writing. The book is softback, measures 8" square, and will be hand-signed.
Limited Edition Print
If you opt for a limited edition print, you will receive this lovely freehand pattern which is inspired by designs found in India. The pattern measures 12" in diameter which you will be able to mount and frame to your own tastes and requirements.
Here are examples of previous commissions for wall murals, which includes Stepney City Farm's Classroom, and the student bar at SOAS, University of London. I draw them freehand directly onto walls, to create a pattern which suits its environment and people.