Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Discerning Eye ING art competition

This month a watercolor of mine of a girl (see below) came fourth in an international art competition run by the company Lascaux. This same work will be shown tomorrow as part of a group show which features six of my works on paper.

If you have the chance to see the show it runs from the 15th until the 25th of November. Selectors include the Independent newspaper art critic Charles Darwent. The Guardian newspaper art critic Skye Sherwin as well as Collectors Doris Lockhart and Gerlad Walker.

Too add some history. The heads of the girls were all made about four years ago in different parts of East London mostly. I made lots of drawings in cafes, bars or on the bus or train. It is a real challenge to draw people but more rewarding than taking a instant photograph. I don't know but I feel people know you are drawing them. Seems ridiculous to think but it might be that sense of being looked at.

I titled these works after the areas of London the drawings were made in: Dalston, Brixton, Whitechapel and Lewisham.

The small landscape was made from memory. I think trees, especially, in the Winter are fascinating.

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