Charcoal, carbon and pastel on Fontaine paper
30 x 40 cm
The Lodge by the Park is a new drawing offered as part of the Artist Support Pledge. The recent snowfall in Norfolk has inspired me to draw again as I love the monochromatic effect snow has on the landscape, which in turn lends itself to drawing more than painting for me. This drawing is of a small country lane in the village where I live, it leads to a slope well used for sledging in the village when there is snow. I was taken by the road leading you on and the tracks in the snow.
ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE is a culture and economy in support of artists and makers established and led by artist Matthew Burrows on 16th March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now a global movement of connected communities committed to an equitable and sustainable economy for artist and makers of all countries, media and ethnicities.
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Every time an artist reaches £1,000 of sales, they pledge to buy £200 of work from other artist(s).