heather drawing

My art work is grounded in drawing and my preferred method of working is en plein air. Many of the subjects which inspire me have grown from close observation of the movement of light on subjects within close proximity of where I am living either permanently or as a visitor at any one time.

I am inspired fundamentally by landscape and love capturing the often fleeting effect of light on a daily familiar landscape or object seen in a sudden moment of intense observation.

My work of late has become more abstracted in its end result, as I try to say more with less, but is always based on the underlying strength of good drawing. I need to feel a sense of structure and balance in the compositional elements of my work, no matter how far from absolute figurative representation that work may evolve.

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