I had a busy week in my hometown of Chesterfield, where I ran a workshop on creating coloured pencil pet portraits on May 9th, 2015. I also took the opportunity to catch up with family and friends. Once back in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, my partner John and I decided to take a day off from work to relax and enjoy nature. We took our bikes and brought our cameras to capture new reference material. We rode up the coastal road through Cresswell and stopped at Cresswell Pond to observe the waders. Eventually, we ended up at Druridge Pools, where we found a few hides dotted around the lake. We rode 20 miles and took some fantastic photos, despite experiencing soreness the following day.
I love immersing myself in nature and taking photographs to incorporate into my work. It's just as important to me as the quality of my art products. My goal is to capture the rawness and essence of the moment, taking into account the surroundings and weather conditions. It's truly an honour to witness wildlife in their natural habitats and be able to offer a glimpse into their lives.
A week in Cornwall with my Dad and Trixie (his doggie) 5 and a half hours journey there and the same back, 1033 miles in the car over the course of the week and many cups of tea,coffee, fish and chips, Cornish pasties and cream teas.
We visited :-
Newquay, Tintagel & Castle, St Ives, Penzance, Newlynn, Penlee, Mousehole, Marazion, St Michaels Mount (from a distance), Land's End, St Austell, Indian Queens, Padstow, Eden Project, Bodmin Jail, Lanhydrock House & finally Pendennis Castle. Busy week but totally enjoyable!
Karen M Berisford
- Art Gallery
- Pet Portraits Gallery
- Acrylic Paintings
- Oil Pastel Paintings
- Framing Info.
- Coloured Pencil Portraits
Videos from the Studio - Art in Progress