my attempt to stop procrastinating and start drawing!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
I'm sorry everyone for the sparse nature of my blog - the reason why I dont have a picture of myself or a blogroll or links to anything is that I'm way behind in the browser stakes - I should be using Firefox but apparently cant download it until I upgrade my operating system. Given my paranoia about changing things when for my work everything is going quite smoothly, it may take some time for me to sort this out. However there are loads of blogs that I admire and visit regularly and I would really like to add them to a blogroll, and one day I will...
My name is Angie Wood and I live on a narrowboat on the beautiful Oxford canal.
A long time ago in the eighties I studied Art and Design at Goldsmiths College and went on to be a paste up artist and then a graphic designer. I’ve never stopped painting and drawing though – I painted pet and animal portraits for a while and over the past two years have begun creating small oil paintings of vintage objects, textiles and flowers. I collect items from fleamarkets to paint and my little narrowboat is getting fuller all the time! I’m particularly delighted by colourful patterns on textiles and ceramics and I also love painting reflective surfaces. I’m usually attracted to items from the early part of the twentieth century, which bring back memories of my great aunts’ and grandmother’s cosy houses. My artistic aim is to pay homage to the things I paint by observing them as closely as I can, and to create something beautiful that will hopefully make people as happy as I was when I was making it!