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Working beyond the canvas

It’s no secret to those who know me that I work in many different art disciplines. I paint in oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, ink. I draw with anything that’ll make a mark. Often I combine them. I drift between the ‘wet studio’ where I mainly work on easels, and my ‘dry studio’ which contains all the computer gubbins as well as my drawing desk.

These days I’m working solidly on a series of portraits in my wet studio and have been asked to illustrate a children’s book, which is taking place in the dry. I’m thrilled when I can simultaneously work on such radically different projects. My only complaint is my stereo doesn’t pipe into both rooms as I bounce between wet and dry. 😉