Hello! It’s been an enjoyable process selecting work for ‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’, I find that the pictures remind me of the races quite vividly – just as photos do. This week’s preview highlights some of the racing itself, the teams, the time trials, the sprint for the line and the long and winding peloton. Have a great weekend, here are my drawings:
I’m a contemporary artist working in Leicestershire in the UK. I trained in Fine Art using different media including oils and acrylics, but my recent work is a return to my love of drawn media, especially pen, ink, watercolour and pastels. My theme is movement – My subjects are varied from landscape, animals, musicians, dancers and sport, especially cycling. The unifying feature of all these subjects is that they are constantly changing – even in a landscape there is movement everywhere! I capture the energy of elusive moments often starting with a quick pen and ink drawing. I write and publish my artworks on a blog called ‘Racing Lines’.
Hi someone else asked so might I follow up? Ignore me if you want. Do you work live in the field or from the television as it happens? I can’t imagine the mechanics of doing this in the field so guess it must be from the telly, but I’ve always wanted to know.
Yes, it’s from the TV, it’s impossible to see the views I draw from the crowds’ position at the sides. I’m short as well so even more of a challenge for me to see! I draw as the action happens and throw a lot away! I do record so I can play back but it’s never quite the same as working ‘live’ somehow. I’m always happy to answer questions, thank you for getting in touch, much appreciated!