Medium: Charcoal on Paper
Size: 77.0cm x 87.0cm (30″ x 34″)
During the early stages of lockdown I began to draw again quite intensely. I found myself drawn away from urban landscapes and depicting people in those man made spaces, and instead explored natural landscapes and nature. One particular ongoing series has attempted to record my interest in trees (something that I blame on Van Gogh!). Ketts Oak is a very ancient rare oak tree located in Norfolk, that has a remarkable appearance given its dramatic stance and metal/wooden braces and supports that have been added over the years in attempt to aid its health.
Ketts Oak 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.