A Walk of Art, 2009

Following on from the success of Art on the Rocks in 2006 came A Walk of Art which once again culminated in an exhibition of process at Broomhill Art Hotel in September 2009. This time the area of focus was the landscape surrounding Exmoor in North Devon.

At various times throughout 2008 and 2009 I met and worked collaboratively with a number of other artists drawing inspiration from a variety of locations within the area.

Drawing on outside inspiration for subject matter gave me a refreshing break from my ongoing concerns enabling me to return to the disciplines of observational drawing, sketchbook work and photography. I also used the opportunity to experiment with and explore a much more traditional and figurative approach to painting resulting in the Creatures of Exmoor Dead and Alive Series.

There are plans to continue with this project looking at a different location within North Devon. The next exhibition is scheduled at Broomhill for 2011.

drawings

untitled
acrylic paint & charcoal on paper, 5x3.5 ft




untitled
charcoal on paper, 3x5 ft




untitled
charcoal on paper, 2x5 ft





collage

collage

shell collage 1
conte crayon, charcoal, cardboard, paper, 59x34"




collage

shell collage 2
conte crayon, charcoal, cardboard, paper, 33x23"




collage

"shell collage 3"
conte crayon, charcoal, cardboard, paper, 33x23"




collage

deconstructed shell
conte crayon, charcoal, cardboard, paper, 44x37"




collage

shell relief forms
cardboard constructions






paintings - creatures of exmoor dead or alive series

frog
shell
fish
skull
mouse
slug


all work: oil on canvas, 9x12"




documentation


Recording and gathering information from the landscape

process process
process process