“When I sketch, I just draw.”
“My head is full of images. I draw things I see, but most of all I draw memories of trees, buildings and other things. But a lot of the time I draw images that rattle around in my imagination.
“For my sketches I use the Art Pen by Rotring, sticks and lavender stalks as well as pencils. Sometimes these drawings lead on to prints, paintings or three dimensional works, sometimes in fabric paper, sometimes in paint and other media.
“I work in etching,watercolour, oils and pastels as well as stained glass and textiles. I’m inspired by the countryside of southeast England where I live and work. And I’m a great admirer of Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, August Macke, Georgia O’Keeffe, Milton Avery, Andrew Wyeth, Gerhardt Richter, the Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr, and many more.”
Harriet Brigdale SGFA was born in Holland and moved to London to attend the Chelsea School of Art and the London College of Printmaking. Harriet teaches art and exhibits internationally, and is a member of the Society’s governing council. For more about Harriet visit her web site at www.brigdale.com