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Artist Views of Leeds – Prints Available – Tour de France Special Edition

13 June 2014

Three signed special edition prints available to celebrate The Yorkshire Grand Depart starting in Leeds City Centre for the first leg of The Tour de France.

Each will be printed to fit on A3 size 310gm white cotton fine art paper ready for framing. Purchase as single prints or special offer available for all three views of Leeds.

Tour de France, Le Tour Yorkshire special edition printsLeeds Town Hall with chess pieces

Tour de France, Le Tour Yorkshire special edition printsLeeds Entertainment Arena

Tour de France, Le Tour Yorkshire special edition printsVictoria Quarter, Leeds

See also www.karenvandebospoort.com for other personal projects.

Artist Views of Otley – Prints Available – Tour de France Special Edition

13 June 2014

Four signed A4 plus special edition prints available to celebrate cyclists riding through Otley on the first leg of The Tour de France.

Dimensions for each print: – image size 276 x 223mms (11 x 9 inch) printed on A3 size 310gm white cotton fine art paper ready for framing. Purchase as single prints or special offer available for all four views of Otley.

Tour de France, Le Tour Yorkshire special edition printsThe Chevin from Kirkgate, Otley

Tour de France, Le Tour Yorkshire special edition printsThe Junction Inn, Otley

Tour de France, Le Tour Yorkshire special edition printsOtley Clock Tower from Market Square

Tour de France, Le Tour Yorkshire special edition printsArncliffe Crags

See also www.karenvandebospoort.com for other personal projects.

 

NATURE FROM A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE

12 February 2013

Oceanic BubblesThis is a stand alone piece of work to be integrated into a public space to promote a wider understanding of how children creatively integrate and shape the living world.

Dandelion TimeShown are three of a series of artworks created by engaging the young as inspiration.

Birdsong

ILLUSTRATIONS – GEOMETRIC OR BLOWSY?

26 October 2012

As funding in hospitals tighten we have needed to find work through our other sources, and therefore have been concentrating more on graphic design projects such as: packaging, exhibition design, leaflets, copywriting and illustration.

One particular pitch for a hospital in London that was almost at commission stage was suddenly cut short through lack of funds. Would I have to consign all my creative ideas that had been flowing throughout the pitch to the bin? Determined not to let this happen I consequently have been letting my creative thoughts take flight during in-between phases of work.

Over the years I have taken many photographs of plants in our garden. Realising that when viewed closely many flower heads can be de-constructed into repeat patterns, I have taken their structured form and contrasted them against their irregular leaves. This is now a self-initiated project to excite and expand on, as I can see many variations of patterns in the assortment of flower forms found in our garden. I have created each as a separate image, though this was never my final objective, as I had intended to amalgamate them into gardens of geometric plants, to fill and brighten bare healthcare walls and also using feature shapes to aid in wayfinding.

Another concept could be viewed as separate ‘pictures’, exploiting more blowsy flower forms. I have taken my initial illustration and used it as an experiment, pushing it further down a route to its conclusion until it resembled etched glass windows. I could envisage this style printed onto Perspex, mounted using spacers to lift them clear from the walls to further highlight their vibrancy. These flowers also have a tie-die feel that could be further carried onto fabric, such as privacy curtains around hospital beds.

A TUNNEL OF LEAVES – MY FIRST PUBLISHED NOVEL

29 August 2012

Over the last two years, whenever I could string together a few days or a week here and there, I have been working hard on writing a book. This, my first novel, started life as separate tales of our totally naive experiences of setting up home in a ramshackle old cottage buried deep in beautiful natural woodland.

I have written each chapter in an amusing and poignant style, starting in the more comfortable present then reverting back to tell the tale of how this was achieved. Looking back, I’m not sure I could now endure all the hardships we went through, but at the time every event turned into a comical adventure.

The overwhelming love we felt for our location, discovering the joys of wildlife on our doorstep, were at complete odds to the dirt and squalor we endured while renovating our home. Our almost violent clashes with workmen were countered by the deep friendships we built up with delightful, sometimes quirky neighbours. Well they had to be quirky to live in the middle of a wood – didn’t they?

I have, for now, self-published my finished book as an e-book to be read by anyone who owns a Kindle. And of course, as a graphic designer, I have designed and illustrated the front cover. Over the next few months I will be marketing my book in various ways, including going down the route of publishing hard copies through CreateSpace on Amazon. This is to make my novel available to all those who prefer to hold a book in their hands; which as an avid reader myself, is what I prefer.

If you wish to check out ‘A Tunnel of Leaves’ click on the link below –

http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-Tunnel-of-Leaves-ebook/dp/B0090NKEVI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346235175&sr=8-1