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Transient I & II

Transient I & II

By Wendy Rhodes


Graphite and soluble graphite drawings

Original artworks


Image size: H: 30cm x W: 30cm

Framed size:  H: 34cm x W: 34cm

£295 each


In her drawings and etchings, Wendy works with a monochromatic palette in order to focus attention onto surfaces, structural elements and light.


She is attracted by hidden-away rural locations and ancient landscape corners, where nature is taking back control of human interventions in the terrain, and to shadows and lights falling through tree canopies and onto gnarled lanes and tracks.


Wendy draws with graphite, water soluble graphite and charcoal and, through these mediums, she is able to thoroughly explore the possibilities of each image. The qualities within the materials that she uses and their potential for mark making are vital  motivating factors. 


In this new departure for winter 2023,  Wendy has taken her love of the materials and of technique into a realm of greater abstraction, focusing on the shadows and glints of light as pure pattern and delighting in their shapes and contrasts. These are original drawings mounted onto canvas and sealed. The results are stunning and fascinating, for both their detail and illusionistic qualities.


    Wendy is a Cotswold-based artist whose drawing and printmaking reflect her experiences of walking through rural countryside, along coastlines and becoming immersed in place.


    "The rural countryside is an imperfect vision of a natural environment that has been shaped by human intervention. Paths are chewed and indented by farm machinery, hedges are cut and fences repaired. Nature does its best to wrench back control; rain washes paths to new shapes, fence posts lean to their own tune and these are the moments that I find fascinating."


    Every piece she creates begins with drawing, exploring the structures and textures of footpaths, bridleways and beaches; tracking seasonal and environmental changes. Her approach is informed by writers and artists such as Tim Ingold and John Virtue, both of whom have experiential practices; exploring walking and wayfaring. A similarly immersive approach enables her to document place in a diarist’s format, drawing attention to details, memories and glimpses that build to a whole.

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