There are 6 short videos ranging 3-6mins in length, demonstrating 6 processes that I love to do. As a working artist, I don’t put all of these into one single drawing necessarily. I use the processes in this workshop series, to feel my way through learning and understanding about a subject when I’m in nature, too. By drawing in nature, I learn a lot about myself, as well as about the amazing natural wonders around us. Drawing in nature gives you time, to slow down and chill out, and appreciate the landscape.
The videos demonstrate each process and are designed for you to ‘learn to draw’ for yourself. Give it a go, discover, and your intuitive drawing processes, and what works best for you. It isn’t a step-by-step method, it is experiential, process-based and practice-based to help you feel confident to draw in your way.
Hi, I’m Rochelle Summerfield
I am based in Northern NSW. My art practice is deeply influenced by my connections and experiences with the rivers and habitat where I live. Through drawing, paint, collage and digital media my work explores human relationships with riparian environments. Every day I see the undeniable beauty of our rivers as well as the ecological suffering of these riparian landscapes. Historical practices of land clearing, water politics and weed infestation put tremendous pressure on the Australian ecology.
Disrupting traditional art forms, I combine them with new technologies to reveal some of the complexities behind human relationships with nature. With bold collagist experimentation, I combine numerous mediums to expose the small revelations between media. These juxtapositions open up the possibilities of reinventing different ways of being with the natural environment. Like the layers in my work, the issues surrounding our riverine environments are multifaceted and complex and begin with individual choices. I want to direct people’s attention to our rivers, to love, appreciate and reconnect with the natural environment. Human experience with nature is a fundamental part of our sense of self, health and well-being as well as community connection.