my attempt to stop procrastinating and start drawing!
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Just thought I'd show this sweet pic of my three little friends - this is how they were sleeping last night.
I'm sorry I havent posted for so long - it's due to the major distraction of having to pack up a house to fit into a boat. We are moving back to our narrowboat in August and having accumulated stuff from my late parents, husband, his parents and some great aunts, It's a huge job to try and sort it all out. Being of a sentimental nature doesn't help either! As a result I haven't done any drawing or painting recently - but I'm looking forward to resuming it when this is all done!
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!