Exploring Art

In this section I shall periodically write down some thoughts about my art and how I am developing ideas for projects.

I shall be using the gallery called Inspiration to refer you to what has caught my attention while working on various projects. These will include photographs of pencil drawings and works which are very difficult to photograph, so please forgive me for the quality of these offerings!
23 September 2020

The portrait in watercolour is an interesting piece. As you know I love figurative work and am inspired by images that enable me to convey something beyond a copy. I feel I want to push further and get something other than replication of an image within my work. In this instance I felt there was an overlay of uncertainty and perhaps being out of her depth; not just a pretty picture. Image has today's date on it for your reference.

20 September 2020

This image of a Japanese figure just beckoned me to draw it. I thought I would experiment with a different colour and composition just to see what would happen. A quiet walk ....

I have added today's date to the image to which I am referring.

13 September 2020

I am delighted to be part of The National Centre for Crafts & Design Art Club online Exhibition (See Exhibitions Section for more details.) The place itself is well worth a visit. It’s a fantastic space and has thought-provoking and inspiring exhibitions.

The work that I chose to do for this exhibition was to encompass the theme Creative Healing. It is from this work that I share with you my inspiration from having done this work and thought about why I so enjoyed creating it. It was the quiet feeling of partnership that drew me into this image by Lisa Dales Photography. As I love to challenge myself I started straight in with the ink which is unforgiving if you make a mistake! See the result in Inspiration. I have put today's date on the image for reference.

5 September 2020

My website has changed format and I hope I shall be able to present me and my work in an informative way so I shall start with the following to set the scene!

I love generating movement in all my work be it literal or internal to the composition, and I am particularly enthralled by dancers. I love the challenge of creating thoughtful, thought-provoking and even beautiful work. Leonardo da Vinci’s work, particularly his drawings, have made a huge impression on me.