April 2021

Visiting new places for inspiration and thinking about the nature of drawing.

For me, drawing is multifaceted. One aspect of its nature is its capacity in the work of making - complex, challenging, with interesting problems to solve. There is a compelling relationship between research and ideas and the sensory, tactile action of drawing, to uncover new and unexpected responses and conversations. After a third lockdown, it has been such a joy to visit and experience new places this month, for inspiration and to gather material.

Other aspects are around drawing's fundamental, universal and accessible nature. Through the handling of material, drawing opens up multiple positive responses, from the stimulation gained by doing something creative, to the sense of calm drawing brings that is essential for wellbeing. I'm passionate about the benefits of drawing and I'm keen to share these positive aspects through drawing sessions.