Ink and Emulsion and Torn Paper
The Artist - Isabel Coulton SWAc
As a sculptor I find drawing is the cornerstone of my practice. Sculpture combines a glorious mixture of science, play and the search for form. My practice derives from a purity born of drawing, where I like to refine and limit the information that goes into a drawing or painting, to best communicate the essence of the love or interest that I have in the subject. This is especially so when sculpting. When drawing or painting I love to work with anything I have to hand. Everything can make marks and I find that experimentation lends a happy and random coincidence to my work which gives a certain liveliness to it. Since lockdown, I have discovered oils and acrylics which are a whole new wonderful world to explore. My life has led me to working with wood, stone, clay, pigment and words. During my student years I immersed myself in the historic arts of carving, gilding and polychrome finishes. With these skills I enjoy the challenge of creating in a multitude of ways, which keeps me, and my work, fresh and excited. I live in Devon and am also a drawing tutor, author, wife and mother.
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