Story added: 10:15am Thu Aug 30, 2012
Using trees as her inspiration
Saturday 1st September, 2012 - The Natural World Centre, Whisby
By Dawn Bond
Tree On TreeONE of the pieces created by artist Elaine Thompson.
An assortment of pyrography work by artist Elaine Thompson — Tree On Tree — can be seen at The Natural World Centre, Whisby, throughout September.
Elaine produces interior pictures and large carvings out of irregular shaped wooden panels of British hardwoods.
All of her work is inspired by wildlife and her designs are integrated into the natural grain of the wood.
She appreciates the natural intricacies seen in wood and aims to enhance these rather than detracting from them.
Elaine said: “It is interesting to see the wealth of shapes and colours in the wood of different types of tree.
“The curved lines of the grains in the wood suggest natural subjects, so most of my work features birds, animals, trees, plants and landscapes, and for this exhibition I have worked mostly on trees, drawing tree shapes that integrate into the natural patterns in the wood.”
On Sunday, September 16, from 11am to 4pm, Elaine will be at the centre providing demonstrations and offering little snippets of advice. She will be on hand to answer any questions and talk about her inspirations, different woods and techniques which she uses to create her artwork, which is for sale.
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