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.




Copyright © Leabrooks Arts Complex

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.