Inspiration in Japan

Following a period of hiatus, I thought I would revisit some travel experiences and influences I’ve adapted into some of my drawings. These small works were inspired by a trip with the family to Japan, the models captured from fashion magazines collected along the way, all the time so sweet and well groomed, these lovelyContinue reading “Inspiration in Japan”

Interior and figure studies

Previous months have seen me painting utilising more traditional methods and using raw vibrant colours in acrylic on various papers, canvas, acrylic, watercolour over original graphite drawings Helping me along the way I’ve been referring back to my collection of life drawings as well as some of my favourite expressionist artists like Kirkner and Matisse

Portrait Drawing – Kate

Thinking about the composition of a drawing, what do you think makes an interesting portrait? I have been pleasantly surprised at the results of doing the quick 2-minute studies at the beginning of a portrait sitting, finding the need to focus deeper on the face and shape of the head with more accuracy, to drawContinue reading “Portrait Drawing – Kate”

Coloured Drawings

What do you think? On occassion I add colour to my large charcoal drawings using conte and coloured pastels, I’m interesested as to whether the large 40 minute portrait drawings (below) have been improved by the addition of colour compared with previous black and white drawings, or should I stick with the Black and White?

Flowers in her hair

An extension of painting figures in the landscape, many of my artworks explore the symbolism of flowers and the idea of internal growth visible on the outside of the body, twisting through the hair and taking over the body, expressing emotions, values and attitudes and the potential for behavioural change.

Mother and Child

Inspired by Klimt’s beautiful painting of a mother holding her child, this painting was commissioned as a Christmas gift from a husband to his wife. As I do not copy other artists work, it was negotiated that I would create a similarly stylised version of the original composition utilising my own techniques and materials. TheContinue reading “Mother and Child”