s k e t c h b o o k s
Working In sketchbooks is an important part of my practice. For many years I have kept a visual diary in which I observe and record everyday.
Some pages are representational, whereas others are abstract, perhaps trying to capture colour, texture, line, pattern or emotion. These ‘journals’ are a very personal response to the everyday things that I encounter.
I use a variety of media, often using whatever is to hand. They contain drawings, paintings, collage, print, text, found items, textile samples, stitch and photographs.
Daily sketches can be seen on instagram.com/shelleyrhodesartist. All daily sketches with a date stamp from 01012021 can be bought from me directly for £25 plus £3 p&p - email for further information.
Alongside these, I work in other sketchbooks, developing, exploring and investigating an image or idea in greater depth. I use these 'workbooks' to clarify, evaluate, simplify and refine images, ideas, thoughts and designs prior to completing a finished piece of work.
Whenever I travel, I carry a sketchbook and a ‘little pack of materials’, so that she can record my journey.
"I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle. "
Frederick Franck, The Zen of Seeing.
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see www.instagram.com/shelleyrhodesartist for daily posts.