Artwork for Irene Sanderson
Grey Mare 2
Odie & Phoenix
My works are mostly in ink and watercolour based on observations of my surroundings. I specialise in the techniques and methods of Far Eastern ink-painitng which I have studied over my working life for the past 50 years.
For me it is a way of life, observing and recording, rehearsing and creating and all the while learning.
I often use the materials and techniques of ink painting, a spare and eloquent form with its roots in China and Japan. This is at the core of my practice. I use waterbased inks and pigments and am showing a variety of images from shrines of Japan to studies of the domestic cat! See me at the venue with Bridget Drakeford, ready with my brushes and inks on hand to let you have a go on the papers of the Far East!
My practice extends from tiny illustrations to murals.
Freelance illustration for various publishers (Paul Norbury Publications, Ward Lock, Joellen Publications etc)
Tutor for Cumbria County Council; Higham Hall College; HF holidays; Tullie House Museum; Eden Arts; Creative Partnerships Cumbria; Brewery Arts Centre Kendal; Florence Arts Centre, Egremont
Workshops for art societies and schools
Studied under Mushin 無心先生, Shijō School (Maruyama-ha), Kyoto
Publication: The Teaching of Writing in Japan ISBN 0 7049 0478 0
Post-graduate student, Kyoto Municipal University of Fine Art
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Reading
Through the Locking Glass, Rheged Gallery, Penrith www.rheged.com
Netherby Hall, Exhibition in series of music / art collaborations with Noriko Ogawa norikoogawa.co.uk absoluteclassics.co.uk
Exhibiting artist with Eden Valley Artistic Network, Penrith edenvalleyartisticnetwork.co.uk
Cumbria Open 2020 Upfront Gallery, Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith www.up-front.com
Making Space (lead artist in ink painting for artists affected by mental health issues), Tullie House, Carlisle tulliehouse.co.uk
Summer Exhibition, The Lake Artists Society, Grasmere, Cumbria
Solo exhibition, Upfront Gallery, Hutton in the Forest, Penrith (Japan-UK Season of Culture)
Netherby Hall, Longtown, Cumbria netherbyhall.co.uk aboluteclassics.co.uk
Upfront Gallery Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith up-front.com
EVAN gallery, Penrith https://edenvalleyartisticnetwork.co.uk/