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Mood And Mosquitos

4 May

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I’ve been sorting through the stuff I brought home from my recent residency in Pakistan. I left some of my prints behind in an exhibition at the Satrang Gallery in Islamabad but I also did a lot of drawings and I’ve been photographing and cataloguing them.

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I did around half a dozen quick impressionistic sketches at the Rawal Lake in Bani Gala in Islamabad. The sun was setting over the mountains in the distance and the colours were extraordinary. I sat with friends and sipped lemongrass tea as the dusk descended. Then the mosquitos started biting and ruined it all!

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I scribbled these with artist quality Daler Rowney soft pastels into a Khadi handmade paper sketchbook. Each sketch took around 4 or 5 minutes, maybe less.

 

My printmaking residency in Rawalpindi was supported by Wales Arts International and Arts Council Wales.

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