Daffodils watercolour by Mark Azopardi
Three stages of a daffodil slowly opening. Watercolour on paper.
39 x 48.5 cm
Mark Azopardi is an entirely self-taught artist, following in the tradition of fine art draughtsmen before him.
He works, primarily, in pure watercolour or a combined watercolour and pencil technique but has developed styles of working to suit the mood of each piece. This has led to experiments in using pure gold and metal leaf, oil and acrylic paint, woodblock printing and pen and ink work in his pieces.
His eye for detail is complimented by the ability to understand and convey emotion in his subjects. To capture the textures of the natural world is the theme that links all his work, from his highly detailed still life studies in watercolour, to powerful wildlife subjects. All show his versatility and the freshness of his approach.
His aim is to create enduringly beautiful work that inspires the viewer.
Born in London, Mark Azopardi has lived in York since 1992.
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Natalia says: "This watercolour is a real celebration of spring. The flower just opens slowly in front of your eyes"