Lake Ullswater is roughly 14 km / 9 miles in length, and is one of my favourite Lakes in Cumbria, where I grew up. Ever since I was young I have been swimming in its waters and I always wondered if I would be able to swim it from end to end. With an artist bursary award from VARC (Visual Arts in Rural Communities) I completed this ambition, and created a series of Artworks to describe the experience. In this series of 25 I experimented with creating symbols that referenced the various parts of the landscape, and my physical and psychological training.
‘Symbols and Emblems Series’
Goauche, mono print, graphite and water from Lake Ullswater on canvas over board