Residencies 1992-2014 > Volante residency. Drawing Ken Proffitt\'s portrait.
Volante residency. Drawing Ken Proffitt's portrait.
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Year of the the Artists residency at Volante Ltd, Trimdon Grange, Co. Durham 2000-2001. Part of my residency involved drawing people at work and I was able to get clearly recogniseable likenesses even in 5 second sketches as people moved about in their daily work. I offered formal portrait drawings to anyone willing to sit for 30 minutes (outside works time). In the end just 4 people took me up on the offer but I suppose it's a bit of an unfamiliar experience and might cause you to be the but of work mates jokes when the effigies were displayed on the shop floor display board. Ken didn't give a fig what others thought and was extremely supportive of the artist in residence idea. Thanks Ken!0
©2004 Tom McElderry