Drawing and making marks on paper is such a fundamental part of being an artist. I think it's the most important part, even if your final art form is far removed from the messy studio space of a painter or printmaker. Drawing leads the way to understanding an artist's reasons for making, it assists in sorting through ideas and solidifies final compositions. An artist needs drawing like oxygen to truly start producing worthwhile art.
Drawing lines; light and dark, soft and hard together on paper using pencils, ink, pastel, watercolour, oil stick etc can, once melded together in the hand's of a practising artist, yield the most amazing results. Abstract or figurative, drawing for drawing's sake can never be taken for granted.
Coming up next in the gallery, is Drawing Fine which presents this to an audience who is willing to embrace Drawing in all its finery. Starting on Wednesday 1 April, the gallery will be open from 10am and no silly April Fool's jokes will be required to enter.
The exhibition will run until 18 April 2015.
~ Ahn Wells