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Saturday … at the Rising Sun

November 15, 2014

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When I began my journey as an artist about two years ago I was inspired by the book illustration of Peter Hay; with a remark something like ‘I could do  … ‘

For a while I did, I mean make prints out of erasers … not illustrate books exactly!  I soon realised I would need some sort of artistic instructions. Pete Hay, I think a Fine Artist and of some acclaim … I hadn’t picked up a paint brush since 1966.

So having found a dedicated teacher and attending various workshops I have spent the last year or so learning the theory of art and all types of print making.  While, it seemed I was going away from my original plan as book illustrator  (in a good way) ; I did continue to study the art of book illustration, jackets and design. I looked closely at the works of wood engravers and print-makers of the middle 19th century to middle 20th.

I would like to begin illustrating to use and develop my new found skills.

However this is easier said than done! My art did begin with Peter but it was more to do with the painful space in my ‘being’ that remained when motherhood was not a full-time option.  Being a new artist has been a comfortable alternative. Stepping out of the comfort zone and to show my finished work (if that were to happen) is a bit daunting.

I have shown my rather juvenile works in local shows but now I would like to expand a bit; today I am meeting with other illustrators and graphic artists where we can share knowledge and experiences.


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  1. November 15, 2014 11:33 am

    Art is at least in part about pushing limits. Go, you!

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