This site is the home of local Richmond artist Dawn Stockbridge
"I have always enjoyed working with charcoal.... As a student I found the grainy blackness could perfectly
describe the landscape of pit tips and the grey mining villages where I lived. Way back then I drew rough, honest
depictions of people and places as social commentary, telling an evocative story of childhood memories in 'shades
Moving to North Yorkshire liberated my artist's eye. Inspired by beautiful, mysterious spaces, woodlands
and waterfalls became my subjects. With charcoal, I found that depths of shade and subtleties
of light and texture could create a strong presence of place.... another intriguing, evocation.
Moving to Richmond in 2003 opened new doors to me, not least the door to my own artist's studio. With space
and time away from teaching available at last, I began to play a little with my work.
'The Flowers 2006-7' represents a simple line of enquiry, a desire to look and to draw... the simplicity of which
was incredibly satisfying."