A Study of Reflections; Window Shopping, Florence
A casual holiday snap prompted this particular artistic challenge, produced using pure coloured pencil. I aimed to capture all the layers (from my view point in the street, to the boy; the myriad of window reflections; window display; the shopkeeper and packages at the very back of the shop), yet still retain the narrative quality of the scene. This was my first pure pencil work since childhood, and I was inspired to 'have a go' by the magazine articles I read last year concerning the Derwent and UKCPS (UK Coloured Pencil Society) Open Art Exhibitions. This drawing was selected and exhibited with the UKCPS's International Open Show in Birmingham, May 2014.
About the Artist
I have always loved art and as a child I would frequently be found drawing the trees in the garden. I first worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in London and Dorset for fifteen years. One of my favourite posts was illustrating natural-history display-boards in watercolour & ink for Dorset…View full profile