Trudie Hawkins - Artist and Creative Tutor
Trudie has been a Lecturer and freelance teacher
in Art and Fashion for nearly thirty years, specializing in fashion illustration, drawing, painting, pastels and design, as well as art, fashion and design history.
She is a practising artist and creative designer,
specializing in drawing, painting, mixed media,
constructed textiles and beadwork.
Trudie works with a range of subjects, most
specifically Portraiture, Still Life and abstract
imagery. She is driven by colour, pattern, form
and texture, preferably combined to develop
experimental, unexpected outcomes.
The majority of Trudie's work is produced utilising
upcycled materials, canvasses and frames. She
is keen to reuse and recycle whenever she is
able Trudie also like to reference art and
design from previous decades, she is particularly
inspired by mid-20"' Century culture, in an iconic
and ironic way. Trudie collects glass, art, fashion
and books from the 1960s and 1970s, and this is
often referenced in her work.
Trudie's aim is to continue to push visual
boundaries in her work. She hopes her work
makes the viewer joyful and happy.