For the last twenty years – after other adventures in fine art & antiques, railway stations and whilst raising two boys.
I’ve been drawing and making things since I was young with various female artist role models in my family. Having my own kids focused the mind and I have had some lucky opportunities.
Vivid, alive, bold.
Negotiate a path through what is normally quite a “busy” (full) space.
Landscape work – I prefer to start in location. Sketching and painting my way in to find a language to describe. Quick marks & hopefully expressive colour.
The window. Also my curiosities or found objects.
Radio 4 and/or daylight.
My ink dipper pen.
I have cycled the long way round to Greece.
First to say I’m quite a ditherer but often a walk can help clear the head. Or a rummage in charity shops, museum or gallery might help to trigger ideas.
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All images © Martin Shields