‘The Embodied Experience of Drawing’

This inspirational one day symposium was organised by Marie Taylor and Beth Heaney at Ocean Studios in Royal William Yard in Plymouth on 13 April 2018. Papers, posters, workshops and live performances explored relationships between the body and drawing, investigating issues around exhibiting performative works, audience and boundaries. Janette Kerr, action painter of powerful seascapes and […]

Life Drawing

Drawing from life models is so inspirational. It becomes a meditative process, as the line follows the body’s contours, recesses, folds and gestures. You become absorbed in the process, working urgently to reproduce the mood, the attitude, or movement of the model. Charcoal is the usual medium, but recently I have been experimenting with inks. […]

Experimental Drawing at Exeter Phoenix

In a workshop with Nicci Wonnacott we have been drawing without pre-conceptions, sometimes using both hands at once, or long sticks, pampas grass, sponges, ink, chalks, paint, thinking of music, and ‘drawing with the breath’. It is a meditative and rewarding experience, particularly the collaborative work where you feed from and into other people’s ideas […]

Devon Open Studios 10th – 25th September 2016

Devon Open Studios is showcasing the work of over 150 artists who are opening their doors to the public over a 3 week period. It is organised by Devon Artists Network and details can be found on their website. I am Venue 34 in Woodbury, Devon, open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the event. Drawing […]

The Nature of Drawing with Laurie Steen May 2015

This residential 5 day course at Coombe Farm Studios, Dittisham, Devon was run by the energetic and inspirational Laurie Steen whose beautiful drawings of trees appear mystical and etherial. We spent a busy week experimenting with materials and techniques, drawing without looking, shadow drawing, and observational drawing. I produced a scroll in charcoal based on […]