Ian McEwan
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Ian McEwan Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan

Price
£400
Drawing medium: Pencil drawing

Frame: thin frame with glass

Original

Gallery: GreenStage Gallery

Ships from: United Kingdom

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Description

About the artwork
This pencil drawing differs greatly from Pia's other works. This highly representation piece of Ian Russell McEwan an English novelist and screenwriter, who in 2008, The Times featured him on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945" and The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 19 in its list of the "100 most powerful people in British culture".

Specification

Medium Pencil drawing
Support Paper
Framed? Yes
Frame Type thin frame with glass
Subjects Human Figure,
Style Figurative
Original or Edition? Original
Certificate of Authenticity Yes
Artwork Dimensions: 50 X 40 X 2 X cm

About Pia Dowse

Pia Dowse was born in Ascot, 1987, moved to Monmouth 1991, attended Hereford Cathedral School where she exhibited twice in the Three Choirs Festival and graduated with one of the top marks in the country for A level fine art. She graduated with a first-class Fine Art Degree at Falmouth University and since went on to undertake a masters in Painting Restoration at Cambridge University. Pia is currently living in Sheffield working as an artist and painting restorer.

Artist Statement - Pia Dowse is an artist, working from her second story studio overlooking the courtyard. Like many artists, Pia shares the studio with two others and upon entry you are greeted with a burst of colour from the eclectic mix of art that adorns the walls and desks. There is a selection of Pia’s own work here too - works in progress that allow a peek behind the curtain at her creative process. It’s clear that art is a large and very important part of her life; but painting isn’t Pia’s 9-to-5. I joined her to talk about what painting means to her as a hobby, and the path to turn her passion into her job. It’s notoriously hard to make a living from a creative passion like painting and Pia admits that it’s a laborious process; albeit a labour of love.

“My 9-to-5 involves working as a painting conservator, for a small business in Heeley, Sheffield” Pia explains. “We restore old paintings for Sheffield museums, as well as museums in Leeds and Hull. In fact, the Maritime Museum in Hull recently sent over about 80 paintings. We also get private clients from far and wide”. Pia admits that it’s no coincidence that both her main source of income and her spare time revolve entirely around art - it would seem it’s in her blood. “My dad was an artist and my older brother was an artist, so it’s fair to say it runs in the family. I grew up with it - my dad had a studio and so I was surrounded by it” she laughs. “I did a fine art degree, it’s just what I’ve always wanted to do”.