From the first, life sized, crayon portrait of a nursery school classmate, drawn on the dining room wall aged three; I have loved drawing, painting and creating! The natural world continually inspires me. My practice includes a lot of observational drawing and painting, much of this 'en plein air' on location. I paint mainly in watercolours and acrylics but occasionally in oils. I make monoprints, some from drawings and some printing directly from natural materials such as leaves.
I am so thankful for the sheer joy of making art: whether journeying in a sketchbook, being able to lose myself in a painting, being surprised by the wonderful chance occurrences of the materials, sitting on the beach trying to capture the sky, or distilling memories and observations.
instagram: @joopsrowlandson email: link to Etsy shop: Painting and printmaking inspired by the natural by ArtElephant