Drawing is about hope

From my workshop with wheels, I spend a lot of time searching for the right view. You can see my little van-shaped studio, and follow my latest work @bonnieannegibbons.

My favourite landscapes are a combination of looking at things from the floor, and then straight up into the sky - the ground leading into a great expanse of nothing. But if you look carefully, there’s lots to be found. This process of looking, allows yourself to become absorbed by the landscape through mark making. Trying to draw every blade of grass and every leaf in view is relaxing, and in searching for details, you discover so much more of the world outside your window.

 

For me, drawing is about hope. Plants are as pleased for the rain as they are for the sun, and a storm is beautiful because within grey skies there are hidden reds, yellows, blues, and all the colours.

 

I hope my drawings are happy-sad and hopeful.

In a previous life, I worked as a knitwear designer. My creations have been stocked by high-street chains and high-end fashion houses. These days, I’m more likely to be painting a naked body than making clothes to hide it.

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Like something you see?

 

Head over to my online shop for original artwork, limited edition giclee prints and cards. Please contact me to discuss commissions or for any other enquiries.

 
Exhibitions  

Summer Exhibition, Townhouse Spitalfields, London, 2021
This is Ealing, Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery, Ealing, London, 2021
Yet to Arrive, Cre8 Gallery, Hackney, London, 2013
Art & Design Foundation Show, Oxford Brookes School of Art, Oxford, 2012
Spring Exhibition, Cock Harbour Gallery, Evesham, Cotswolds, 2011 

Education

BA (hons) Fashion Design | Kingston School of Art | 2012-15

Art and Design Foundation | Oxford Brookes University | 2011-12