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Ink on paper A2 paper
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I am a London-Shropshire based artist whose work explores the natural form using colour and line. Working with predominantly inks and pastels, I am fascinated in how a simple line can create structure and presence in a drawing. Inspired by my home and garden, I enjoy translating natural shapes into linear works that highlight the beauty and simplicity of their forms.
Previously a Geography student, and now a History of Art student at University College London, my interests have always been natural. My mother’s career as a gardener greatly interested me from a young age, and both my parents need to always have cut flowers in the house has been passed on to me. Especially during winter (and lockdown!), when it is harder to go out and draw, I have enjoyed creating “mock” garden spaces, surrounding myself with vases of flowers to practise my drawing.
Last spring, I rediscovered my love of line. For the first time in a long time I was able to watch the garden go through its lifecycle: Daffodils and Tulips, to Irises and Alliums, naming but a few. The Iris in particular is what brought me back to drawing. I fell in love with the simple yet beautiful ability line has to create movement and definition. I find my most powerful drawings are the ones where my hand simply floats over the paper, the line drawing itself. Working with ink allows a certain freedom that other mediums, for me, lack, and this is one of the reasons I enjoy working with it.
More recently, I have been working on a deeper and more complex exploration of the Iris and its form, aiming to achieve more elaborative structures. I use line to create light and shade by manipulating space. It is funny how one line can change the presence of a petal in an instance. This is one of the aspects about working with ink lines that I love: the Iris is changing and growing on the paper all the time.