Sylvia Parkinson Brown B.A., P.G.C.E., M.A.
My background stems from formal art school training in London and Lancashire, predominantly as a sculptor and this has come to influence my approach to two dimensional work, experimenting with surfaces and mixed media. I favour wood panels, as they afford greater freedom to develop a style of working with a range of materials, then scoring back parts of the image from beneath.
This year has seen a conscious move towards a reduced palette and the animal theme has shifted towards a more layered expression in both celebrating wildlife and confronting the darker aspects of erosion and decay in natural habitats.
There is creative satisfaction in portraying these beautiful creatures but it has become more important to also acknowledge the impact of modern life on disappearing species.
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