About this piece
The landscape of the Cambridgeshire fens is dominated by big skies, vast flat space, square fields, straight roads, and for miles and miles around Ely, the ‘ship of the fens’ Ely Cathedral can be spotted on the horizon with its distinctive shape, tiny against the enormous skies. The sunsets in this area can be spectacular.
Size: 1m x 1m
Medium: Oil on canvas
I live in Ely and enjoy drawing and painting as a means to relax from a professional career in the NHS. The joy of creativity has been life-long and only on the last few years have I had the opportunity to explore and develop my art further.
Life drawing with OuseLife has enabled me to bring together my profession as a physiotherapist with my passion as an artist in capturing the human form and spirit.
I’m inspired by Paul Cezanne and David Hockney and I love exploring and playing with colour, mark making and texture. I enjoy using graphite, chalk/charcoal, pastels, as well as oil and acrylic paint.
If I haven’t got a paintbrush in my hand, it’s likely there is a knitting needle or crochet hook instead. There is great joy to be had in creating something out of nothing, simple focused playing, allowing creativity to flow, the brain to settle and the heart to sing.