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UPDATE 4TH MAY 2021
The pandemic has had an enormous impact on my studio work. Having more time to work, read, research, and walk, has allowed me to develop my work. The landscape panoramic drawings were an important phase in creating large charcoal drawings of the river. The Pandemic Period allowed me to return to making video film and to loosen up my drawing style, building on the Severn Series.
Having films selected for key shows made me more confident and I immersed myself in the river at two key points in every day. Low tide for riverbed rock rubbings and high tide for filming. Perfect.
I also returned to printmaking and explored ways of working (I have a post-grad diploma in printmaking). And connecting with various drawing projects loosened me up and I played and played with all of these processes.
I now have something to show for it, thanks to an Arts council England grant for professional development. You can see prints on this website and below are some recent drawings.
Prints are available for many of these drawings – contact me for information.
Soudley Ponds 60cm wide panoramic, chalk & charcoal on black pastel Fabriano photo by Pete Simpson
Below are two fairly large-scale works I have recently completed. A bit of information about each is below them.
Find out more about the book here.
Most of the originals are sold. Digital prints are available at custom sizes, do get in touch to discuss. All prints are professionally produced and of archive quality.
Photos of drawings by by Chris Rennie and Peter Simpson
Close ups, showing detail:
I’m delighted to say I have been awarded a Grants for the Arts to pursue the next stage – a publication – about the drawings, the River Severn and this fascinating landscape.
“What a fascinating and enriching exploration. The glimpse of your drawings makes me want to draw. Your text makes me want to walk to a river. The panoramic horizon makes me want to think far deeper and further than ordinarily.” Anthea Nicholson, author