Watch Tower, 2012 – Elizabeth Pawle.
“Even as a tiny child I loved to create things with my hands but I grew up to become a journalist and only began the shift towards a career in art in 2010, when I had a relief print hung in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. After my son was born in 2011, I started drawing again and today I work on a small scale, mainly in ink and pencil although I also love oil pastels.
Township, 2012 – Elizabeth Pawle.
“Township – I grew up in a village and I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of small communities and the way in which their inhabitants interact with one another. This drawing is completed in ink, pencil and pastels, and I love the contrast between the bold blue strokes and the clean ink and pencil lines.
Conference of Bears, 2011 – Elizabeth Pawle.
“I don’t know why bears appear so often in my work, but they fascinate me and with this drawing I wanted to create the atmosphere that would emerge from a collection of bears. The result is solemn but never fails to make me smile. I love collections of things – houses, animals, lines and marks – and this is often reflected in my work.
Badgers on a Thursday Evening, 2012 – Elizabeth Pawle.
“I spent part of my childhood at my grandparents’ hilltop home where badgers lived in every field. My parents would take me and my sister out at night to watch them and these were some of my happiest evenings. When I work with ink I always use a dip pen so for this illustration to come from nowhere and be recorded so quickly, one Sunday morning recently, is unusual, but I love it!
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