Never Afraid of Dragons
'Never Afraid of Dragons', completed 25th April 2018. Mixed media on A4 heavyweight smooth cartridge paper.
'Never Afraid of Dragons' is a powerful, dynamic original Mixed Media artwork created intuitively in my studio in the heart of the Peak District National Park in rural Derbyshire.
- Were you one of those kids who was never afraid of dragons? I certainly was! To be perfectly honest, I always found human beings more intimidating than dragons, and I not-so-secretly longed to meet and befriend a dragon so he could protect me and watch over me, inspired, no doubt, by books like Kenneth Grahame's 'The Reluctant Dragon'. I was ALWAYS on the side of the dragon in every fairytale, no matter how many villages he razed to the ground or how many knights he devoured. In fact, I think it's fair to say that I was pretty well obsessed with them for many years as a child and adolescent, and had several regular 'imaginary dragon friends' who I visited with in dreams. And now? Well, in my heart of hearts, I still believe that one day I will meet and become buddies with one of these mythical creatures. And in the meantime, as I tell my feathered friends often, I have my little two-legged mini-dragons to hang out with 🐓💗
This A4 sized artwork on paper was created using a variety of media including:
- collaged handmade materials
- acrylic paints
- UniPin fineliner pens
- Gel pens
- a dragon (can you see him?)
As many of you already know, I am never happier than when I'm creating 😊 It's one of life's greatest pleasures for me to see a piece developing and moving towards being something fascinating and unique. Sometimes I guide elements in certain directions having spotted 'something that looks like something', but more often, they guide me. The latter was the case with this piece, which evolved into what appears to me to be a fairytale world all of its own. Each and every artwork (and each and every element within each artwork) tells its own story. Often they are still unfolding years after a work is completed. And they always, always have a different story for everyone!
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Signed and dated on the back, unless the buyer would prefer my signature on the front. Please let me know via a note at checkout if this is the case.
Please note that this listing is for the mixed media artwork 'Never Afraid of Dragons' shown alone in the main image of this listing's photographs. Any other artwork/pebbles/frame etc are shown for illustrative purposes only and are not included in this listing.