Anne Hayward's 'Pelican Cove' at Royal Academy

Anne is delighted to have a wood engraving accepted for the R A Summer Exhibition for the second year running. The print ' Clouds and Trees at Pelican Cove' is based on drawings made while visiting her daughter in Australia in January this year. The cove is just a few minutes walk away from where her daughter and son-in-law live on Phillip Island, Victoria.[ the "Penguin Island" recently featured in a TV documentary ]

The image is about the interest of similar repetitive shapes seen in clouds and trees and the abstract relationship of shapes and textures engraved on the surface of the wood block  as well as an attempt to create an illusion of space without the use of perspective.