It’s been a while since my last newsletter – time seems to slip away from me. I have been busy in the studio with art classes and creating some drawings.
Scribbling and doodling is something I have always done. As a primary school kid many hours were spend covering my notebooks with doodles and text, – not to mention colourful flowers, as this were the happy days of Flower Power.
I am not a portrait drawer or a still life drawer, – I just doodle, I have never taken this seriously and it was definitely not something I thought was worth sharing with others.
Imagine my surprise when I a few years back came across the definition of Zentangle, – a method of organising your doodling – you can read more here.
In my 2007 exhibition ‘Lines of Existence’ I had 3 of my ‘doodle drawings’ on show. They all sold, – but I didn’t take much notice and never displayed another.
That is about to change.
The last couple of months I have been drawing these intricate, stark contrasty images, but I do not follow the principle of Zentangle. I have done this for too long to adhere to any structure, and I do this mainly to keep my hands busy and ‘force’ my body to sit down, as I am always on the go otherwise.
The real reason for making these drawings is that I am again (together with the lovely Louise Brown) curating an exhibition at The Glen Innes Art Gallery.
‘Drawn by Inspiration’ is dedicated to the Art of Drawing and I am lucky enough to have 6 of my drawings in the show.
Gala Opening is on Saturday 31st of May at 4 pm – entry is free and everyone is welcome to come along for a look and to enjoy the light refreshments.
More information on The Glen Innes Art Gallery here.
Some of the drawings will be on display at the gallery, others will only be available from the Online Shop. You can have a closer look here.
Until next time ……
Mi la Cour