I am a born again artist, who lives not far from the coast in South Devon, UK, where the sea blusters, gulls screech and sometimes the sun shines.

In a previous life, I have been a graphic designer and typographer, then a mum to two wonderful children  and now that I have hit what is known, apparently, as middle age(!), I realise I have neglected my first love of drawing, and painting, and colour and creating. I am reinventing myself, so that I when I am old and grey I will never wonder, what if?

I absolutely love to produce lively, colourful mixed media illustrations, repurposing old books and maps as both backgrounds and as inspiration! I draw by hand using ink, gouache paint and pastel, using traditional techniques rather than digital.

The final touch is adding a quirky or witty comment, which I hand-stamp, if I can make you think or smile, I am extra delighted!

 

rhian@rhianwynharrison.com

England's Seafood Coast: Creative Coastline. Artist Rhian Wyn Harrison tells us about her inspiration and favourite reasons to visit the seaside. Video produced by: http://www.soundviewmedia.co.uk
 
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