About the Artist
- Over ten years experience drawing
- Specialise in Colour pencil and graphite
- Diploma from London Art College
- Member of UK Coloured Pencil Society
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For those that would like to know a little more about me....
Drawing has been a hobby I have enjoyed from a very young age, it was always something that primary and high school teachers said I had a "talent" for. I have never believed that I am talented as drawing comes naturally to me and I am always working to perfect my skills, there is always something to improve on and always a goal to work towards. For me, practise and patience is the key to creating a great piece of art.
I find ancient cultures, particularly the Egyptian and Greek, very inspiring. The art that was created on walls and pottery many thousands of years ago, telling stories of people long forgotten about amazes me. A lot of my personal work is based on these cultures and the amazing things they achieved. I would hope that anyone who views my drawings, especially those of the Colosseum and/or Temples would be inspired to travel and see these iconic structures for themselves.
The world is fascinating and full of wonderful places, some of which I have been lucky enough to travel to. The river Nile, Venice, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Bruges and Athens are just a few of the places I have been. I have built an extensive library of reference photos over the last 8-9 years of travelling and these are what I use to create my larger more detailed drawings.
Colour pencil and graphite are my favourite mediums and I have recently taken to drawing with pen and ink. My LAC tutor advised me to buy a dip pen and although I was apprehensive at first I soon became addicted, dip pen and oil painting are fairly new to me but I continue to work with them both. The LAC Diploma course opened up new mediums to me and pushed me in directions I had never been so I was delighted to receive a Distinction in Painting and Drawing. Following on from this I will be completing a certificate course in Coloured Pencil.
My drawings range from city scapes to pet portraits, flowers and detailed works of iconic buildings