Art Appreciation Series: Louisa Crispin on William Townsend06 Apr 20
We asked our artists to share their favourite works from our Permanent Collection. Here is Artist Network member Louisa Crispin's pick
Entranced by the cycle of growth and decay, Louisa captures the details on beautiful smooth Strathmore bristol board using ultra sharp pencils. It’s quiet in the studio, distanced from the world as she looks ever closer at plants, insects and birds. Texture, shadows, silhouettes and movement created with marks and tone, it’s rarely about the colour.
Louisa discovered drawing in 2010. Winning the PURE Arts 2013 Drawing Prize encouraged successful applications to Society Open Exhibitions in London and RWA Bristol. Dividing her time between her studio in Kent and her partnership at Artichoke Gallery, she has been elected to the Free Painters and Sculptors, the United Society of Artists and the Society of Graphic Fine Art.