my attempt to stop procrastinating and start drawing!
Friday, 19 September 2008
View from the window
When I was a young enthusiastic art student I used to take my sketchbook everywhere and draw everthing - even things like rubbish in a bin and railway tracks! Nowadays I am a lot lazier, and when searching for a subject usually veer by default towards animals or people. I'm trying to get back that energy I used to have, and the passion to draw everything and anything. That's part of what this blog is about.
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!