Open Exhibition Edition

Summer has truly arrived in the UK and it's really hard to stay inside and draw when the sun is shining.

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My Entry for the Cork Street Open Exhibition

Summer has truly arrived in the UK and it’s really hard to stay inside and draw when the sun is shining. But summer is also full of deadlines and opportunities to enter Open Exhibitions, of which I am a big fan.

The drawing above is one of two that I have drawn of Rochelle, you’ll have to wait for my May show to see the other one.

Rochelle was an easy choice for my entry to Cork Street as she is the daughter of the founder, Kathryn Roberts and she played a big part in ensuring the Exhibition’s success, particularly during it’s first few years.

I had heard so much about Rochelle before I met her, I felt like I knew her, but a special connection and a deeper understanding always develops between myself and my subject models once I start to draw them. In the case of Rochelle I wanted to capture her love for life that lies behind her subtle smile. Unfortunately, she won’t get to see her portrait hanging in London as she is working in the States, teaching horseback riding at a summer camp.

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