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Melancholy Strings (triptych: third image) Drawing

Kirsty O'Leary-Leeson

United Kingdom

Drawing, Pencil on Wood

Size: 11.8 W x 39.4 H x 0.4 D in

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wood, gesso, pencil this is the third image in the set, for some reason it won't let me upload the image of them set out together, check out my website

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Drawing:Pencil on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:11.8 W x 39.4 H x 0.4 D in

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Visit my website Originally I trained as an illustrator and worked in publishing, however in 2009 after having spent some time raising more children than is really sensible I decided to escape from the Playground Mafia and I returned to Art college to study Fine Art. I graduated with a First Class degree in 2011 from Norwich University of the Arts. Since then I have exhibited widely across the UK, and have work in public and private collections here and internationally, my work is now far better travelled than I am. I have been a finalist in the International Saatchi Drawing Showdown, featured in series 2 of the BBC 2 Programme 'Show Me the Monet' and was Visual Art Trader's Artist of the Month, they wrote of my work: "The senses of emotional uncertainty, of time evaporating and of forgotten memories in Kirsty's drawings are made all the more powerful by the beautiful and precise execution of the images." Although I still paint with my illustration and portraiture work, my Fine Art body of work is based around drawing. Artist Statement "Landscape is a portrait of the soul" I explore the spaces we exist in, both physical and psychological. I use the landscape which surrounds me as a metaphor for my inner life of imagination and emotion. The material and immaterial are not separate but are reliant on each other to create meaning in our lived reality. Drawing dominates my practice at present as the media most compliments and mirrors my subject matter, which is expressing facets of our existence. In drawing there is a relation with the provisional and unfinished, it exists in a state of suspense so connecting it with the lived life experience. Drawing records the unfolding of an event, not the fixed reality of an object. It is a dialogue between our thoughts and our experience of the real; it has always been aligned with thinking and ideas, it has as much to do with reflection as with observation. I draw what I know and experience not just what I see. These are not drawings from life, but drawings of life; drawing the relation between the visible and the invisible. The fragmentary nature of the images reflects that although we live a linear existence, what we currently experience is altered by memories and expectations, our present being created by these absent moments.

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