mixed media painting and drawings
Contemporary painter and drawer exploring natural forms and patterns found in nature. Working with pen and alcohol inks on Yupo paper.
Welcome to my Cambridge Open Art Studio page. The Russet Studio is my sanctuary on the outskirts of Cambridge where I create a range of contemporary art inspired by abstract art and the beauty, we find all around us in nature. I love to take woodland walks with my family and collect natural forms such as leaf skeletons, feathers, pods and different plant specimens. I frequently visiting the Zoology Museum in Cambridge and studying natural form structures closely to inspire my artwork.
I am a contemporary mixed media artist specialising in painting and drawing. I enjoy experimenting with ink, pen, collage, oils and acrylic. I work in a range of mediums, however, currently create fine art using pen and alcohol inks on Yupo paper. Often creating unique abstract outcomes which can be refined with a diverse range of drawing and painting processes. I find alcohol inks on Yupo paper enables me to create patterns and forms which can lead into exciting colour combinations. I take my inspiration from the shapes found in nature. I collect natural forms and use these to inspire realistic paintings and abstract patterns, often amalgamating these together to create bespoke artwork.
I studied Fine Art at Staffordshire University gaining a BA Honours in Fine Art. I majored in Installation art and Site Specific art. Upon graduating I trained as an Art teacher and went on to study an MA in Education Management and Leadership. I continue to teach.
I am currently exhibiting at the Alfred East Museum and Art gallery in Kettering, I recently exhibited in the Cambridge Open Arts exhibition and my art can be seen at the ‘To Portray or To Portrait’ online exhibition on the Rooftop Arts Centre in Corby website alongside many other artists. Please follow the link to see more http://www.rooftopartscentre.co.uk . As well as creating my own collection of art I also work on commission pieces. Please feel free to see these on my social media pages, alternatively visit The Russet Studio facebook page, https://facebook.com/Denise03261529 or contact me in person to make an appointment.
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Available Spaces for the COS in July at St John’s Church, Hills Road
This is a beautiful venue right in the heart of the COS and the Coleridge artist trail. The spacious exhibition area which is newly renovated, opens into a light courtyard with ample parking to the rear. New and experienced members welcome to join us in sharing this space.