By Samantha Greenhill
We are delighted to share with you Samantha Greenhill's beautiful original Charcoal Collection.
Charcoal is one of the oldest drawing mediums known to man. Cave drawings using it can be found all over the world dating back as far as 28,000 years, showing what a lasting medium it really is!
"I have always admired the sensitivity and drama that can be created by a drawing using charcoal and have been inspired by many artists work. Until recently I only used it to work out compositions for larger pastel pieces. While looking back over some old studies I came to realise that these pieces have a power and presence of their own and so I decided to spend some time really experimenting with the medium and found that I loved every minute and the results it produced.
The immediacy of line and the rich tonal values as well as an ability to erase and use negative shapes allows me to capture a real feeling of light and texture within a piece. In my opinion these dramatic, rich marks create some really expressive paintings that have a timeless elegance and power."