Friday, 23 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
I like to consider the history behind places when walking through them or drawing them. Here at the summit of Haystacks was one of Wainwrights favourite places and his final resting place.
Alfred Wainwright wrote and illustrated 7 volumes of guides for the Lake District. The above quote was written in the closing paragraphs of his book, Memoirs of a Fell Wanderer, when Wainwright was in his Eighties and his eyesight and legs were failing.
Friday, 25 November 2011
'The Dog' at Cul De Chien (Ink on paper 18 x 27 cm)
'Le Toit' Cul de Chien (ink on paper 18 x 27 cm)
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
“Tessa Lyons, Large Scale Landscapes are moving and absorb you into them to the point that you forget there is other work in the room. Tessa’s work doesn’t just stand out because it is beautiful but also because it is so very different from any of the other illustration work at Brighton. Her subject of natural landscapes and her medium of charcoal produce images that are closer to fine art than the rest of the department’s work.”
Creative Review 30th June 2011
Grafik Mag, Bright Stars
“Tessa Lyons’ moody, monochrome large-scale drawings of moors and peaks offer a dark spin on the traditional landscape study.”
As this is a bit of a delayed blog i'm going to start back at the beginning of the year...here are a couple of photos from my degree show at Brighton. A friend of mine who is a carpenter framed the drawing in a beautiful custom made ash wood frame, he did a really fantastic job and i was really pleased with how it came out! I received the 'highly commended award' for my piece which was also nice.