Morning Lockdown by Carole Bury – Giclée Prints

Morning Lockdown by Carole Bury 

Original Drawing (No 4) from the Art Demo has SOLD.  No 1, 2 & 3 are still available at £180 per print plus postage and package.

Giclée Print: £80.00, + p & p standard UK delivery: £12.00
Contact nikki@christianartsfestival.org or 07980 332281
Print is A2, with image being approx 37 x 38cm (white paper around the image for framing)
Medium – Marker pens and Indian Ink
Prints supplied in a strong cardboard tube
Please enquire for other destinations
Sales divided between the artist and the Christian Arts Festival

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My association with the Christian Arts Festival began in 2014, followed by the first themed festival of Treasure in 2016. I have exhibited, curated group exhibitions and run workshops for the CAF. When I’m not creating, I will be praying for the team and the Trustees.

The Living Room Arts Fest 2020 was a direct response to Covid-19, as the Lockdown has caused the cancellation and postponement of many events including the Festival of Stars scheduled in Whaddon, Cheltenham in June 2020. A live YouTube afternoon of performances from arts specialists from all disciplines was enthusiastically and creatively put together and broadcast live on 2nd May 2020 to replace this year’s Festival of Stars.

This woodland drawing was produced and broadcast from start to finish as part of the Living Room Fest 2020.
I used marker pens and Indian ink with brushes revealing part of my daily Lockdown Walk.
The original of No 4 in the demo, sold as the performance ended, but we have produced the drawing as a quality Giclee print for sale, with funds being divided between the Fest and the artist.

In Lockdown I have been able to work in my Studio, enjoy my enclosed garden which leads to my allotment, which in turn leads on to the open fields around the small Cotswold Village where I live.

Nearly every day I have made the same circular walk of about 3 miles. Repeating the walk over the weeks at different times of the day and in opposite directions.  There is a very comforting factor in repetition, easing the mind into familiarity and walking it with the Lord. Isaiah 55: 12 comes to mind – ‘You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.’

I work from outdoor sketches and photographs in the studio, and the music I have playing is the haunting and sublime German choral music written by the 12th century Christian mystic Hildegard von Bingen, the Canticles of Ecstasy, performed by Sequentia. Its as much about the woodland to me as is the birdsong, scents and silence.

This birch and beech tree copse is beautifully dappled with the small tender leaves. I like the formal rows of the young trees that are gradually being obscured as the heady, frothy, wild parsley takes over from the very scant undergrowth when I sketched this scene, initially, 3 weeks ago.

Further down the hidden valley is an area of really old mixed tree woodland. The trees grow on a steep bank above the marshy stream and is home to the glorious wild garlic and bluebells and nettles. Lockdown will be remembered by Ronnie and me, amongst other things, for the wonderful pesto, dips and cheese and wild garlic scones. Foraging just enough each day for a couple of portions, after all we can go back tomorrow for more.

 

 

 

Art Creativity Workshop
Location: Your LIVING ROOM Date: May 10, 2020 Time: - Christian Arts Festival Carole Bury