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Beneath The Bark
completing a three year course at North Devon College studying art and 3D design , I set up my workshop at my home at Brayford which lies on the edge of the Exmoor National Park. Being surrounded by the wild beauty of Exmoor and the rugged coastline of North Devon it is not hard to find inspiration.
idea for my coloured work evolved observing the colours in a wave just before it breaks on a beautiful clear blue summers day. The dyes I use are water based which I mix to create the finished piece. Items which I collect whilst out walking are taken back to my workshop to study texture and form which I then incorporate into my work, sometimes it may only be the centre shape of a flower which I then use for the final shape of my flowers as I like to keep them as simple and minimalist as possible.
work is mainly one off individual pieces and feel the variety within my chosen medium helps to keep a fresh and interesting approach.