"The Flower entices and threatens, it's heady perfume masking the sweet scent of death."
I love working with this model. Older women are often invisible in our society. She is an elder and voluptuous and larger-than-life and covered with tattoos. Some of them are carnivorous plants. In this drawing I wanted to show both her and one of her tattooed pitcher plants.
I like to recycle materials, especially papers and mounting boards and I prepared this piece with an ink wash, sponged randomly across it before I began to draw.
I draw from life weekly at Swansea Print Workshop, working with professional artists and models. This underpins my artistic practice and inspires me to develop the images into other genres - printmaking, mixed media, painting and intuitive drawing. Models do it for all sorts of reasons, but they all have one thing in common, they love art and engage with art by inspiring artists.
Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens, ink wash, black and white conté crayon onto mounting (matte) board