The Nature of Drawing with Laurie Steen: a residential course at Coombe Farm Studios near Dittisham in beautiful rural Devon. Experimental drawing exploring different subjects, media and techniques.
Our oceans are being plundered. Stocks of some popular fish in British waters have fallen to 6% of the level they were 120 years ago (Marine Conservation Society 2010). The global fishing fleet is 2-3 times larger than that which the oceans can sustainably support. In other words people are taking more fish out of […]
24th -27th July 2014 St Olaves is a cool, contemplative space in the centre of a bustling city. This is an exciting site-specific exhibition by 6 artists working in very different ways.
I believe these tracks on Shelley Beach at Exmouth were made by the common whelk. Superimposed on the undulations in the sand created by the fast running outgoing tide they provided a challenge for the plaster cast. The result is shown below. The frilled edges are reminiscent of the foam at the edge of a […]
So much of my work is inspired by the sea: its power, beauty, waves and tides, erosion, time and change. The fluidity of wet porcelain clay in particular lends itself to creating shell-like structures and wave forms. It reminds me of the spume from the edge of a wind-swept wave or the foam as a […]
I have published a photobook inspired by my love of water and the sea entitled ‘Reflections on Water’. All the photographs were taken in the beautiful county of Devon where I live. You can see the first few pages through this link: http://www.blurb.com/b/5370369–reflections-on-water I hope you enjoy it!
‘Crab’ W/C A3 This glorious crab looked almost alive, although cooked and sitting on my worktop. I used artists’ quality watercolours and Daler Rowney Aquarelle paper. The highlights helped to create the form and made him look wet. This was one of a series of sea food from my local fishmonger. ‘Two Mackerel’ W/C, painted […]