As a tutor in the art of drawing I guide a student to find their unique physical and psychological line as well as learning to look and see clearly and meaningfully the visual elements around them. With these skills, the act of observation, memory and attitude are transformed via the eye, mind and hand into original, graphic images.

My work is to do with establishing an emotional relationship with aspects of visual language and bringing together my graphic, figural drawing with abstract painted surfaces. The use of line, colour, pattern and texture, whilst a visual sensation, is by way of simulation in two dimensions, also a translation into an illusion of the tactile sensation of touch.


Steve Dove