In my mind I had the cool detachment and sophistication of Euan Uglow’s still life paintings… what I painted was this oddity. Honestly, I don’t know quite what I was thinking, this just doesn’t work for me.
On the positive side of things, it’s probably the best I have painted this kind of cloth effect. Maybe it’ll grow on me. I doubt it.
Based near Cirencester in the Cotswolds, I mainly work in oils and charcoal using time honoured techniques.
A keen advocate of the practise of drawing from life (believing it to be crucial in developing the observational skills of the artist), I feel that the interaction between artist and subject is the defining essence in the creation of a piece of art.
Brownhound is the name of my web/graphic design business, which I have now stepped away from in order to concentrate on pursuing a career as a practising fine artist.
Having used the URL and email address for so long (and in honour of Sophie, the studio dog who inspired the name), I decided to stick with it as my point of contact. I'm glad you found me.