MediaDrawing, Illustration, Printmaking
Artist Profile Pictureportrait-Ali.jpg
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Artist's StatementWorkshops are now available here: https://alichappellbatesart.com/workshops
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. https://alichappellbatesart.com/workshops
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
Ali Chappell-Bates's Portfolios
Drawn with Indian ink and a Buddleia stick.
Application of the ink using a stick gives an uncontrolled finish, which, like nature, is unpredictable yet beautiful. I also love to select unusual papers with character, plant based and recycled materials. This collection is on unbleached paper that will start to look more natural over time.