Covid Creativity: 27Jun2020

By Alison Hall

At the end of March I read an article about the artist David Hockney who has been in isolation in Normandy where he is drawing the arrival of Spring. As he pointed out in the interview, “they can’t cancel Spring.”

I was inspired to draw the arrival of Spring at my home. I started on April 1 and since then I have been outdoors sketching in either a winter coat, shorts and tee, or full body bug net! Here are a few of the sketches, done in a 5.5 x 8.5 sketchbook in pencil or pen and watercolour.
Instagram: @alison.sketcher


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  1. Dear Alison, Bless you for the sketches depicting the Arrival of Spring, and your inspiration from David Hockney. I love them all but my favourite is ‘My Tools’ for the mixing of painting and photography. Brenda


  2. Alison, your sketches are beautiful and coloured so perfectly. I love that you documented Spring! I saw the article about David Hockney and thought that was a wonderful idea – then you did it! Amazing!!!


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