Medium: Charcoal on Paper
Size: 97.0cm x 76.0cm (38″ x 30″)
This particular drawing was made from a series of sketches made in Sackville Gardens in Manchester city centre. The gardens are surrounded by high, red brick Victorian buildings and that creates strong channelled breezes that give that space an unusual sense of movement. At certain times of the day as the sun is at its highest, light is able to penetrate the space, casting very dynamic shadows. I hoped to capture that sense of movement and light in the drawing.
Cherry Blossoms in Bloom by Steven Royles
Steven Royles lives and works in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. Steven is an award winning artist, with an honours degree in Fine Art, whose work has focused primarily on the depiction of Manchester and the surrounding areas. More recently, with the advent of the pandemic, Steven has turned to drawing nature in charcoal. Steven has exhibited nationally, including at the Nationwide Mercury Art Prize in 2006 and at the Everyman Art gallery in 2010. Steven was also a finalist on the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition in 2019.