Drawing is not just a visual exercise but a way of imparting your energy and emotions to the paper with very little hampering your ability to leave your mark – you can feel every line, every mark, every stroke.
I love all forms of creating art, but drawing materials never fail to inspire me to stretch and grow as an artist. They enable me to create freely and in the moment, to liberate me from the idea of perfection and to embrace unpredictability. They allow me to capture ideas quickly any time, any where – imagery that can then be worked up to more complete works of art in the studio. They help me overcome fear of making a mark in a way that other materials cannot.
So this course is about drawing – about making a mark…and then making another…and then another.
It is about getting to the table, or the easel and staying there because we don’t want to be anywhere else.
I have collected together many ideas from my time at art college — my sketchbooks and many techniques and ways of being expressive from my years since in order to help you discover ways of loosening up and being more expressive in your practice.