Mo Laycock


Artists Statement.
I enjoy responding to the countryside around me in Bradfield, Worrall and the Peak District. I also take photographs and do sketches of places we visit for future work. Recently these have included the rugged coastlines and hills of Ireland, Herefordshire and Cornwall. I work mostly in acrylics, but sometimes have the need and patience to work with oils. I enjoy adding texture to pictures and experimenting with mixed media. I also work using textiles, mainly on the sewing machine and sometimes adding detail with hand embroidery.
I enjoy experimenting and taking some risks with my work, hoping it will be successful and take me on a different path. Sometimes this is not the case, but as a life long learner I keep on trying. I always need to respond emotionally to a scene and will mull it over whilst doing some sketching responses to the initial stimulus. I then reach a point where I think I know where I’m going with the picture. I am influenced by the Impressionists: particularly Paul Cezanne, hut also David Hockney and Howard Hodgkin. I rarely include buildings or people in my work as I am drawn

'Stormy Day Cornwall' Oil on Canvas 600 x 600 framed - £310.00        'Light Show Oughtibride Woods' Acrylic on canvas 600 x 600 framed - £200.00       'Hills and Valleys' Textiles - image size 540 x 440 framed - £330.00      'Derwent Water' Acrylic - 600 x 900 framed £290.00      'Stormy Day' Acrylic - 600 x 600 framed £210.00

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