Impasto painting on canvas board. 7'' x 5''
SELECTED for Artists & Illustrators' Artists of the Year 2017 Competition,
Mall Galleries, London from 23 - 28 January, 2017
A painting of the gnarled fruit trees in my childhood garden.
I love these trees, I grew up with them - they witnessed my first wobbly bicycle rides, endured a makeshift rope swing in their branches and posed magnificently for my homework sketches.
I drew them so often that when setting a free choice for our sketching homework one week, my art teacher added 'but Andrea isn't allowed to draw trees!' (Bit harsh!) So it was really special to have this little painting exhibited at the Mall Galleries all those years later.
Can somebody please tell Mrs Lawler?