Wildlife is portrayed in my BATIKS - art and the environment are prominent in my life. The two are brought together in themes that revolve around ecosystems, symbiosis/predation, group living and life cycles. Occasionally they merge with current environmental or social issues but the paintings can almost be relied on to include the smaller inhabitants of our planet: insects, amphibians, fish and reptiles, though sometimes you need to look carefully for them. I was born in 1961. My work is probably a combination of the Shropshire Hills memories and a returning to my Cornish roots which brought me in 1992 to my current home on Bodmin Moor. But the five previous years saw me travelling, living and working in many parts of the world - the most influential and undoubtedly best time of my life! I also completed a series of batiks inspired by water movement in Bodmin Moor's streams and rivers - their colour, texture, pattern and wildlife.
To produce an animal scene in pencil using a range of tone and mark making techniques.
To produce an animal scene in a collage style. Use a range of coloured papers.
You must produce a set of instructions of how to use a batik technique. You must also draw diagrams to go along with your instructions. Remember to include ALL of the key words which you have learnt during the lesson and the correct names of the equipment.