UKCPS 15th Annual Exhibition 2016

Highly Commended UK Coloured Pencil Society 15th Annual Exhibition 2016

Sponsored by Derwent, Menier Gallery, London

Very pleased to receive an award of ‘Highly Commended’ at this years UKCPS Open Exhibition.  It was a big exhibition this year with a broad range of subject matter.  Congratulations to all those who took part.

I entered ‘Memory’s Scent’

This is a portrait of my daughter, the animator, illustrator and designer Gemma Green-Hope. Over the years I have drawn and painted my daughter many times. She has put up with me asking her to pose for me in many of my drawings and paintings, she is a continual inspiration to me.
In this drawing she is dressed in both of her deceased Grandmother’s clothes and is wearing some of their jewellery. She is smelling her maternal Grandmother’s favourite perfume ‘Chanel’. Owning these possessions, holding, smelling and feeling them, evoke strong and treasured memories which are of great comfort. I wanted this drawing to celebrate the enduring love and connection between a Granddaughter and her Grandmothers.