Ali Chappell-Bates

MediaDrawing, Illustration, Printmaking

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Commissions AcceptedNo

Tuition OfferedYes

Artist's StatementWorkshops are now available here:

I live in rural Cambridgeshire and enjoy the countryside and nature. I like to take time to acknowledge the small details that often get overlooked by most of us in our busy lifestyles.

My techniques are mostly self-taught through exploration, curiosity and experimentation.
I always try to find a way that I can include natural sustainable materials, media or tools in my work.

My current pieces, animal and plant illustrations, are drawn using a buddleia stick dipped in Indian ink. Application of the ink using a stick gives an uncontrolled finish, which, like nature, is unpredictable yet beautiful.

I also enjoy printmaking and I am fascinated by patterns and shapes formed in nature.

I believe art should be not be intimidating, and should be accessible to everyone, regardless of background or experience. I offer workshops to inspire creativity and discovery.

I am passionate about plants and am currently studying RHS qualifications alongside my art practice.

Art StyleExpressionistic, Representational, Contemporary, Illustrative, Monochrome

Art SubjectsAnimals, Pets, Floral, Nature

Art Materialscharcoal, pen, ink, paper, recycled

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