I am taking part in an online exhibition this year showing my recent work consisting of the paintings that I have done during lockdown. I have found it difficult this last year to produce any new etchings but I've enjoyed doing some different work, silver linings! I hope you enjoy something which is new for me, some of the paintings are from walks I've been on during lockdown. Its opened my eyes to the beautiful scenery walking through the woods or by the river.
If you'd like to see my etchings and other work you can see them on my website, just click on the link.
For as long as I can remember I have always loved drawing. I used to spend hours drawing with a pencil and pen and ink, painstakingly trying to show every detail. I then discovered etching, which I have concentrated on for about the last 20 years. I work at Oxford Printmakers, which is great as you meet other artists there and I enjoy the interaction. My etchings have always been about trying to evoke the feel and atmosphere of the place that inspires me. When drawing animals and birds I strive to capture their character, endeavouring to show the texture of their fur, feathers and other aspects which make them unique.
In recent times I have taken up painting in acrylics, one good thing about the lockdown has been the opportunity to work in another medium and discover new exciting things to do and I really love it! I have also explored digital drawing, I'm amazed at the scope it offers. My subject matter is very varied; there is a great variety to what I have been doing!
In the past I have exhibited my work at many venues, galleries and art fairs and will continue to do so in future times!