Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

21 April 2014

Hockney at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Hockney is an artist whom it never occurs to me to list as one of my favourites, and yet each time I find myself in one of his exhibitions, I find myself inspired in new and different ways.  It also seems that his exhibitions provide markers for my artistic journey - an exhibition I visited in my teens became what I think of as my first positive gallery experience, having always considered museums and galleries tedious before that.

Last week I went to the Hockney Printmaker exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery.  Of course, it made me want to take up etching and lithography, printing forms so technical that I've never been tempted to acquaint myself with them.
I loved the abstract narrative and mix with text of Hockney's early prints as a student, including this one from the Rake's Progress.

And it's completely different to what I expect of Hockney but I really enjoyed his 'Weather Series' - this one, Lightning, in paticular, along with Wind and Rain.  Not the sunny days for me!!