A mixed media painting by Teignmouth artist Shan Roberts in an abstract style of 2 birds flying in the sky.
Read more about her below:
"I have been experimenting with art and craft, and particularly painting, since an early age, but began painting seriously when I moved to South Devon, fulfilling a lifelong dream to live near the sea.
Now I find the beauty of my surroundings helps to inspire a wide variety of work, and I am always learning and experimenting with new ideas, processes and media.
My main subject matter is landscape, which I increasingly take towards abstraction. Collage plays an important role in some of my painting. I use a variety of mixed media, usually starting with acrylics and adding paper, inks, crayons and pastels. Texture and colour, and sometimes found items, are equally important in creating atmosphere, mood and emotion.
I am largely self-taught, although I have studies Fine Art at college on several different courses. Ultimately I found that I learnt more from other working artists than from the academic approach, and attending workshops by West Country artists has helped me to develop my technique. I have forged my own style over the years, having gone done a few blind alleys on the way – I now feel that I have found the style and materials that really suit me and help me to portray the way I see the world."