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Here are some of my sketch book drawings.

These relate to my my investigation into colour and presenting the life of trees.

Here are a series of bark rubbings, worked into with conte pencil and ink pen. These are produced outside and depend upon finding the right tree, the area on the tree and adding colour, if any, depending whether there is light or shade that I wish to show. It makes me feel as one with nature and that is important so that the feel of the tree comes across to the viewer.

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The coloured drawings and paintings are to show that there is so much colour in nature.
My inspiration comes from woodland landscapes, the way the light filters though the branches, the dark areas of damp leaves and the sadness of fallen trees. I try to show that the impersonal and sometimes disregarded things, like a fallen branch or uprooted tree have a personal meaning which will affect people in many different ways. The use of the joined up line is enclosing my thoughts and emotions as if catching that moment of thought in time.

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