My work reflects my interest in the natural world. I use drawing to aid my understanding of a subject whether it is the complicated magic of a bird’s nest or the way a plant grows. I use these drawings to inform my paintings. I am currently working on a group inspired by 18th century ‘chinoiserie’ wallpaper based on common plants found on the verges of roads and paths.
High quality, realistic pet portrait and wildlife art using graphite and coloured pencil.
I draw animal, pet and wildlife portraits done in the medium of coloured pencils.
I use inks to paint vibrant and fluid images, often featuring peacocks. I move between realism and stylisation. My artwork tends to be moody and atmospheric.
I have been drawing and painting all my life and have developed several different techniques, which make art accessible to a wide variety of people. My work includes original evocative pencil, pen and watercolours of the local buildings, churches and landscapes surrounding us in Shropshire, countryside animals and fish and intricate designs incorporating children’s names. These are available as originals, prints and cards.
As you might expect from someone who spent their childhood in Cornwall, my art is mostly inspired by nature, whether it be wildlife, the sea or a beautiful landscape. I am also known for my commission work as a pet portrait artist, which demands a keen eye to capture a pet’s true likeness and character. Much of my work displays detailed realism, particularly my paintings of animals and birds, however, I also like to adopt a looser style when the mood takes me. I work in acrylics, pastels or watercolour, choosing the medium I think will work best with my subject or vice versa.
Heather Hancock is a maker who creates original 2D and 3D handmade pieces, using stitched, collaged and drawn techniques. Heather now lives on the edge of the Peak District, and finds inspiration in the wild, beautiful landscape that surrounds her, using ink and pen to create fluid, expressive studies which are developed into mixed media pieces later in the studio. A collection of creatures are available for purchase, decorative objects and images, brooches, and cards.
Elizabeth runs an art class in painting and drawing. She will be demonstrating with her students, in the Bridgnorth Library on Saturday 8th June.
Mixed media paintings of Bridgnorth and elsewhere.