Hi, I'm a visual artist and in 2017 I have defined myself as an activist artist. This blog is an open space, where I will share my artwork: mixed media collages, sketches, and coloured pencil drawings.
Visual art is a new 'hobby' which started on 30th June 2015. I'd been thinking about taking up an art class but somehow hadn't managed to take the plunge until recently. Also, I was reluctant to join a college course, not wanting to take art that formal.
While searching to see whether there was a poetry group near where I live, I stumbled across the Fellowship of Professional & Amateur Artists. Having spoken to the well-established and well-known and respected John Frederick Black, whose artwork is very impressive, I took the plunge and went along to John's art studio called The Shed.
I'd recently written a poem called Still a Tree, using a photo of me sitting on a Banyan tree in Tenerife, taken in 1988, and within two hours, I produced my first 'piece' using coloured pencils! I wasn't sure at first, that is, about this new experience, but as time went on, I liked it even more. Here is the photo.
The two hours that I sat sketching/drawing seemed to fly by and this is the drawing I ended up with! It's a start, I thought, so since then I've gone on to draw a range of pieces, a couple of times a week, which you will see shared on the home page.
© Wadsworth Jarrell 'Revolutionary 1972' Private Collection On Saturday 22nd July, I took my family to the Tate Modern to see ...
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Creative Process: Prompted by a friend's birthday, my knowledge that she likes trees, plus my love of trees, it was time to draw o...