In my hiatus I was in two exhibitions. The first was for Light night 13th of May, in my old studio Redwire. We had an open studio with visits from the general public, it was a lovely night and I met some interesting people.

The second exhibition, was the Contemporary Drawing exhibition in the Bohemia Space, from 28 May – 16 July 2011.

The piece which was chosen to go in was a portrait study of the virgin from Leonardo’s virgin on the rocks. It was an experiment, using line for tone. The reason behind me looking at old masters was because I hoped they would hold the answer for me, of how to translate tone, but in a way which does not go against my nature and my love for lines. I was greatly inspired by the exhibition of Old Master drawing at Lady Lever art gallery, port sunlight.

I shall show more of this type of work and how it has moved on, but that is for a another post.

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