Whoohoo! Saturday was the opening of Life Forms – our Yorkshire Life Drawing group exhibition. The exhibition celebrates the first anniversary of the observational drawing group that meets under the chandeliers on Thursday evenings in Otley’s Black Horse. Thirty-two artists from our group have work on display at UpCo in Otley.
Thank you to Diane and everyone who organised and set up this wonderful collection of artistic creations. It always amazes me how many different drawing styles emerge from each sitting. Not to mention how varied and fascinating the human figure is.
Thank you to all the models too. Holding a pose without fidgeting or shifting is not as easy as it looks. At the opening, it was amazing to realise how instantly recognisable the models are from the drawings, regardless of pose.
My highlights from my artist peers include some of the works that incorporate lots of colour. I do love colour but I'm particularly impressed by fellow artists who manage to master this during life drawing sessions rather than only working in monochrome.
Alongside celebrating the work on display, I’d sincerely like to thank everyone in the life drawing group that I’ve met in the last few months for making me feel so welcome. I’m so glad I joined you all for Thursday “drink and draw”.
Our Life Forms first annual exhibition is on display at UpCo in Otley until 20 November. Viewing by appointment, so please use the contact info for Diane or UpCo in the flyer above to get in touch.