Artwork for Marion Campbell
Autumn Tree after Paul Nash
Man and Land
The Old Docks, Gloucester
I describe my work as painting with glass. This allows me to bring a degree of abstraction to my subjects which I hope reveals their essence. My graphite drawings, by contrast, are very detailed and seek to interpret the nature of the subjects. Once a drawing is created I experiment with different methods printing on paper and glass.
Being creative takes me away from a busy schedule of running a gallery and helps me appreciate the work of other artists whom we represent. The past year particularly has taught me how vital being an artist is to our health and well-being.
My early practice was digitally based, creating images and interactive stories. Following a series of workshops with Nicky Hopwood, I became hooked on leaded, stained glass and much of my work is now in this medium. Nature is a strong influence and this has led to me taking up drawing, from which I have created sandblasted stained glass and perspex pieces.
I run workshops on an occasional basis, including transfer printing, digital and basic stained glass techniques.
M.A. in Digital Media. Workshops with Nicky Hopwood and Bill Robson in stained glass and print techniques at The Print Shed.
Various exhibitions at Apple Store Gallery and Herefordshire Open and Young Open at The Courtyard
Apple Store Gallery and website.