I don’t do landscapes!
Posted 1 year ago and submitted by Pete Underhill | Share link: http://illo.cc/93298

With the pandemic preventing me from attending events and public spaces to encounter interesting people to paint, I needed to work with what I had to hand.

When we are able, my wife Dawn and I spend a lot of time outdoors and we both have a genuine fondness for ancient woodland. While I will spend my time with pen and sketchbook, Dawn uses her camera to capture and celebrate the location.

One such location is Padley Gorge, a deep, narrow valley in Derbyshire’s Peak District.

During lockdown, and my shortage of subjects for portraiture, my thoughts turned to Dawn’s photography as a source of inspiration. After discussing a few images, we agreed on three of Dawn’s photographs which would pose an interesting challenge for me to paint.

I chose one and, after spending about two weeks drawing up the major forms, August 2020 saw me make the first marks with paint.

Pete Underhill
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1455 233442

Whether by accident, or design, I’ve managed to stay within some type of creative role my entire career. After leaving art school, I followed the path of graphic design and have … Show more.

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