Recently I have been concentrating on sketching using pen and wash. I love the immediacy of it. Taking a sketchbook everywhere and recording scenes that strike a chord, then taking them home is so satisfying. Subjects range from local events around South London, cafes and gardens, family, and places further afield.

Pastels were my first medium, smudging and mixing on the paper, you can really get your hands dirty. I also had a period of using clay, which I hope to go back to at some point. Hand built stoneware coiled pots, and figures that seemed to grow by themselves.

I belong to the SE20 Art Group, and South London Women Artists.

If you have any comments, or would like to buy a picture or pot, please go to the contacts page, or email. Sketch prints are £15 unframed and £30 framed for 30x40cms. Smaller prints various prices.
Some prints are available to buy in Pengetout Pop-up Shop at 109 High Street, Penge SE 20.

email me at: mary.gordonsmith@gmail.com.