Here are a few images from our drawing meet-up in Nottingham earlier in the summer. Things have been busy here with the Thailand trip and the next Spain trip in just over 2 weeks. Images and news about these trips coming soon. But in the meantime this was our day in Nottingham!
Loving these prints inspired by the Gdansk trip from Kate McCormick. Great to see developmental work from the drawing holidays, and to see the location drawing taken into different media and contexts. They're beautifully atmospheric and haunting. Can't wait to see more!
Thanks to everyone who came to the meet-up in London on Saturday! We had 12 guests in total and the weather held out, just! The drawing session was productive and varied with some good results from everybody.
Thanks to those of you I hadn't met and, of course, those of you who have booked trips in the past or who are coming away with us later in the year. Great to have some children along too! Thanks Suzy for bringing your boys!
Next meet-up is on October 13th. Come and join us! Share the love!
Just a few drawings from the May 2019 Gdansk trip featuring work by David Tregidgo, Darren Cleary, Francine Lorriman, Kate McCormick and Kathy Olsson.
Continuing our policy of being carbon neutral, we've off-set the flight carbon for the Gdansk trip, as usual, with the WLT. The money will go towards carbon balancing projects in Vietnam, Guatemala, Paraguay and Ecuador.
In May I went on a Drawing Holiday to Berlin with Drawing Escapes , led by the wonderful and experienced Tutor Martyn Blundell. Martyn has a wealth of experience in leading drawing workshops from his career in lecturing at many different Universities including Central St Martins and Nottingham Trent.
Drawing on holiday in a new environment was an exciting and challenging experience. I was more sensitive and open to new sights, sensations and sounds that translated into my drawing with a heightened curiosity to the human form. Inspired by the architecture of Berlin I was interested in line and form within my drawing. I was introduced to new approaches to looking and drawing that has translated into my artistic practice with how I respond to capturing light.
I discovered new Artworks at the Magic Bean Gallery from Artist Seungmo Park. His work is engaged with the evanescent properties of seeing and sensing, and the transitory nature of perception.
I was very moved visiting Berlin, with its rich and poignant history. The arresting sculpture that marks where the Berlin Wall stood, and the coffin like concrete of the memorial to the murdered Jews. The simplicity and rawness of the material gives voice to the harrowing echoes of the past.
Just a selection of these lovely ticket drawings made by Shannon Ward after she returned from the Berlin trip last year. I've always liked drawings of information graphics, computer screens etc.. they're softer, more human versions of their digital origins.
Here is some developmental drawing using some digital manipulation of work made on the trip to Riga. Very simple but very stylish and economical. Lovely use of limited colour in combination with carefully placed line and blocks of textured surface. Very cool.
Here's a lovely embroidery by Kathy Olsson made from a drawing from the secret destination trip to Lithuania last month. Great to see developmental work from a working drawing. Might just have to do a specific embroidery trip in the future.. maybe Spain for this one. Watch this space!
I’m organising a drawing afternoon in Nottingham on the 23rd February. We meet at 2pm. at Cobden Chambers if the weather is ok or in the Malt Cross if it’s cold and wet. Message me if you want to join us!