Artwork description:

A pastel drawing of a harvest mouse on a twig.

My approach to a drawing is to use pastels to lightly paint a loose impression of the subject on the paper surface. I then spend many hours creating and embellishing the details with a combination of pastel pencils and coloured pencils.

The challenge with each piece is to let the viewer see something of the life behind the image. To do this, I try to capture the play of light in the eyes and the sense of movement in the body.
It constantly amazes me how slightly differing patterns of pencil marks can convey an animal’s emotion.

The subject must “come to life” before I am satisfied and can call it complete.

Shipping Note: Due to the current global situation, international shipping rates and times have been significantly effected. While I will endeavour to post artworks promptly, Australia Post advises there may still be delays to some countries.

Materials used:

Pan pastels and pastel pencils on Pastelmat.


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Out on a Limb (2020)


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This artwork is sold by Debra Spence from Australia

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