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  [huge_it_portfolio id="20"]   "I have tried to resolve the dualities of my existence by seeking a balance between objectivity and subjectivity"   Monday mornings, rucksack equipped, Mike gave huge importance and priority to his rendezvous with Didsbury Drawing. A vital lifeline to his week. Pencil and paint, lines and...

  [huge_it_portfolio id="6"]   "The immediacy of life drawing with the freedom to work without instruction"   Drawing from the Life Model is a contrast to my main creative interest which is working with fibres. Weaving and constructing a sculptural art work can take a considerable time in preparation and...

  [huge_it_portfolio id="8"]   "drawings are floating round in the ether and we capture them"   I started life drawing seriously when I was sixteen at school and I have continued ever since. I am sure the work I do as an illustrator has always been easier because of the...

  [huge_it_portfolio id="5"]   "Life drawing has become a sustained discipline"   I now think my arts practice began around the age of six, with the gift of a jumbo-sized set of many hued watercolour paints, followed by the first challenges of Junior School art projects.   A Textile Design degree at...

  [huge_it_portfolio id="15"]   "skin naked, the room fills with the sounds of charcoal and pencils"   To be part of Didsbury Drawing Art Group, a Life Drawing Art Group, for numerous years, which didn’t have a dominant art teacher or class style, was interesting, encouraging, and enjoyable for my...

[huge_it_portfolio id="1"]   "The practice of awareness through the action of drawing"   From my feet on the ground to the tips of my fingers, the pencil conducts movement, a sight/sound, a symphony.   Forever scribbling inadequately, impossibly as it awakes the senses of sight and touch, bringing together a greater...

  [huge_it_portfolio id="25"]   "gives total freedom of thought, an opening for new ideas"   The great advantage of the group is that of being completely untutored. This automatically gives total freedom of thought, an opening for new ideas, for trying and testing different mediums. All leading, hopefully, to developing...

  [huge_it_portfolio id="22"]   "Drawing is to me the action of destroying what has been created and to create from what has been destroyed"   Drawing is always the beginning in my impulsive way of painting. The lines, marks, stains help to establish an order in the process of creativity....

  [huge_it_portfolio id="2"]   "access to a wide variety of life models"   I thoroughly enjoyed the six years that I was able to be part of the Didsbury Drawing group. It is one of the few things that I regret leaving behind with my move to rural Devon.   The access...