my attempt to stop procrastinating and start drawing!
Friday, 2 January 2009
Happy New Year!
I have eaten and drunk so much and lazed about so much over Christmas that it's a relief to start work again. Happy new year to anybody passing by - thanks for visiting! The bottom sketches were done while eating florentines and watching Jane Eyre on New Year's Day, the top one was done this afternoon showing Christmas cards and wonky clock (sorry about that!). I've decided to add tone into my ink drawings and to try and draw things I wouldn't normally do. It's only laziness (and fear) that stops me I think!
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!