Fiona gave us all a fabulous energetic insight into her high energy approach to her Art.
Break the Rules, Paint then draw, embrace Collage into your works, limit your palette, go hard for an hour, then stop, then return ……..AND … Fiona’s RULE – DRAW SOMETHING EVERY DAY !
FIONA’S TOP TIPS TO CREATE A DRAWING HABIT.
- Draw Everyday
- Have your kit with you always
- Be easy on yourself, enjoy the journey
- Set a challenge – 100 days / every day in May
- Experiment / Play
- Always warm up – continuous line?
- Break the rules. Dare to fail.
Fiona lives within walking distance from the sea and with with her friendly dog Sunny in tow, continually records her daily contact with the natural world
“Stop waiting around for creative muse to strike, start work immediately” – David Hockney.
I am constantly looking for fresh adventures and new ways to express them in a painting. I live within walking distance from the sea and record my contact with the natural world every day with my dog Sunny. This regular connection with nature provides a constant source of imagery and inspirations. Drawing daily from life is an obsessive and crucial aspect of my art practice.
On my creative journey I need to push my materials and experiment with how to translate the essence of a scene onto paper, board or canvas. By drawing ‘en plein air’ I am able to record a moment, responding to the landscape, creating my own interpretation of the view that I see and feel.
The magic begins when I take these en plein air drawings into the studio . The landscapes evolve when I take from the drawings, working them into lush layered oil paintings on board. Through these colourful artworks you are taken to a place to connect with all of nature’s positivity and healing.
Recent artworks have been inspired by my explorations on the rock platforms and coastal waters around Australia. These new artworks are a combination of visited places from the present and experiences from my past. Responding to these textured lands through the exploration of colour shape and light.