Description This is a reproduction of my original coloured pencil drawing. This peony was in a herbaceous border in late spring. The garden was ablaze with them but this was one of my favourites because of its form. I particularly enjoyed developing the colour field effect in the background of this drawing. This involves layering lots of different colours using an open hatching technique to produce an optical effect . Copyright: Katherine Tyrrell.
I have a longstanding commitment to the value of drawing and use of dry media and am particularly interested in the subtleties of colour. I'm stimulated by repetition and variation - by the shapes and patterns I find in the natural world, the structure of objects and places and the way in which light impacts on both colour and form. In relation to places, my preference is to work from life wherever possible and I very much enjoy working "en plein air" and in public places.
Critical acclaim of my artwork focuses on my drawing skills and my use of colour. I exhibit in the UK and overseas and with various national art societies and I have work in private collections in the UK, Australia and the USA.