Bay Lees

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Bay is an artist and teacher living in Eastling, a small village on the North Downs close to Faversham. She has spent many years teaching art and textiles up to A level at Ashford School and retired six years ago to pursue her own artwork.

Although much of her recent work is focused on printmaking, the initial drawing and recording stage is fundamental to all her practice. She enjoys an experimental, multi-disciplined approach to her work, incorporating a mixture of materials into projects.

Much of her work has a narrative quality, expressing a personal response to time and place and the interpretation of each piece is open to the experiences and interests of the viewer. Bay has participated in many exhibitions in Kent and her work is in private collections in the UK, USA, Canada and India.

Bay's aim with this project is to continually record the route by quickly sketching as she walks so that a continual journey is captured. The drawings become almost automatic as there is no time to think about the mark making. She finds walking together is always a great way to forge new friendships and this team of pilgrims have lots of crossovers in experience and interests. As artists and women we will encourage and inspire each other, sharing strengths and supporting each other when needed.

baylees@me.com - www.baylees.co.uk

Sketchbook from Walk 1

Sketchbook from Walk 1

Sketchbook from Walk 4

Sketchbook from Walk 4

Sketchbook from Walk 4

Sketchbook from Walk 4

Work in progress.

Work in Progress.

Work in progress.

Work in progress.

Rain from Walk 7.

Work in Lockdown

Work in Lockdown

Work in Lockdown

Lockdown - working in studio

The studio

Sketchbook work in progress

Lockdown sketches of garden