Life Drawing is my passion. I love the challenge of curves, angles, texture and context. When I draw, I’m only thinking about mark making shapes and spaces. The complexity of a foot intrigues me, or that an ear is next to the elbow in a certain pose, of sometime it’s nostrils that really complete the image!
I love to draw on a huge scale. This probably stems from my earlier career as a scenic artist in the theatre where I had to paint on large ‘flats’ or canvasses.
I love the freedom and joy of making a life size sweep of charcoal on paper to capture the line from neck to toe. I’m hands on and exhuberant with marks. Knowing when to stop is an art.
I use dramatic coloured pastel, conte markers, charcoal and silk screen printing.
Art called me back after a gap of 30 years since I last picked up a piece of charcoal.
Wendy is a member of the Essex Network of Artists' Studios.