Alton Abbey 5

Alton Abbey 5

An interesting thought James. Have read your blog, sorry somehow I could not eave a message on it. I understand your comments re prayer and creativity somehow being linked. I am not in the least prayerful, for want of a better adjective, but i do somehow feel better , and more at peace when i am drawing or painting.. . So is it a mental thing or is it physical and the calm state induced because being at rest , and doing something one enjoys induces well being...

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Ink drawing: I spent a great deal of time in the chapel with the Brothers, This was drawn from memory: Contemplative prayer and drawing and painting are linked. something I'm trying to explore in my blog

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james hair

I'm an amateur artist. not entirely self-taught as I attended portrait classes for some years. There I learned how to look carefully. There's not much opportunity for posed portraiture now, but as an avid observer and sketcher I try to capture moments, movements, postures , scenery, atmospheres…

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