Being Creative During Lockdown

We asked Alex, a member of our bar team, how she kept busy during her time in lockdown, and you’ll be blown away by her incredible talent. Find out more below…


At the beginning of lockdown, it was seemingly difficult to adjust to the sudden changes however; the time indoors gave me an opportunity to delve into my creative side by continuing with my portrait drawing. I began new projects as well as continuing old ones. 


My background has always been oil painting and black and white portrait drawing, and despite the beautiful weather over lockdown I still found the time to complete a few drawings and bask in the sun at the same time. One of the portraits, which I started and competed in lockdown, was my black and white drawing of Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker from the 2019 film The Joker, which is one of the best movies I’ve seen in the last 5 years.


I have always enjoyed creating portraits of famous actors and characters from films and TV programs. I am also currently working on a portrait of David Attenborough, and also a commission from a couple who got married last year in October which is a pencil drawing of one of their favourite wedding photos. Drawing was a therapeutic escape from boredom during lockdown, and it helped me to stay productive and to keep my mind occupied. Using a creative outlet also inspired me to create and build a new website with film and photography work from my university studies, which will be going public in the near future.    


My website, which I have been working on over lockdown, showcases my final year exhibition, which was held at Kingston school of art in 2018. The exhibition was an immersive experience containing sound, moving images and lighting. This was presented alongside other graduating artists work. The event welcomed the public and was an unforgettable experience.

Alex Brazier


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