I’m looking forward to the opening of UKCPS 10th Open International Annual Exhibition. I have two drawing on show, ‘Megabyte’ & ‘Meeting Herbert’. ‘Meeting Herbert’ is a portrait of a lovely gentleman that I used to meet on my walks. We always stopped to chat with each other and our interactions were full of good humour and fun. Sadly Herbert died earlier this year, but I hope I was able to capture his gentle nature and the twinkle in his eye.
‘Megabyte’ is a drawing of my daughter. Constructing the composition I found myself fascinated by our capacity as human beings, to consume and the fine line, where pleasure can become discomfort.
UKCPS is the United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society. I joined the society recently and hope to meet some of the other artists at the opening. There will be over 200 drawings exhibited at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH. I’ll be going to the private view on Sunday 18th September, then it’s open from 19th September – 1st October 2011. Also looking forward to visiting some galleries in London!