Pen & Paper
Life on Location
Art by Wendy Thompson.
I work in various locations in and around the UK. I have a passion for the countryside and enjoy creating my sketches live onsite. I am often seen in and around the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, where I now live with my family. My passion is capturing life in gesture. For over 40 years I have been working to develop my style which I have today. I thoroughly enjoy my work and hope you do too.
My work is mainly now using pen and inks - sometimes lending itself to a splash of colour.
I like to create fluency and a sense of spontaneous energy in the handling, capturing the character of the animals and people. I love to be out of the studio, meeting new people and seeing life, nature, feel the fresh air around, this gives me inspiration and the excitement to develop my work further.
I enjoy seeing the faces of people watching me work, love answering questions about art and thoroughly love it when I'm asked if I can be commissioned to do work for them.
"Life is the art of drawing
without an eraser"
John W. Gardner
My Recent Collections
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Birds & Insects of the UK
This is my collection of Birds & Insects of the UK. I love to capture the birds and insects on my walks. The technique I use gives me the ability to capture the movement by being spontaneous and free with my lines. Adding water gives the sense of a free spirit.
Mammels & other animals
Observing From Afar
I tend to when I can, visit various places in other parts of the world, as well as visit local zoos of the UK. I have put together a collection of my sketches from various visits.
This is a collection of work sold to date
My Hare Collection
These are one of my favourite animals to capture, although very difficult - it helps me in the development of my drawing, having to be spontaneous with my strokes.
Wonderful to see in the wild.