Previous AA2A Artist

Mike Townesend

Year:
2009-10
Project summary:

Having taken early retirement from full time teaching ten years ago I am now in a position to try to develop my own work and to that end I have been teaching part-time and now have a small studio in Ampthill where I have a small space to develop work based on my recent world wide travels.

I am basically a painter printmaker and this is the main area where I want to pursue ideas. My work is rooted in direct of observation of real things and places, and do go in to what can be described as semi-abstract. I have an interest in the relationship between what we see on the ground from the air and what maps have to offer to pursue visual ideas. This is where I feel I can benefit myself and others to pursue an idea which I myself am not sure about but I feel has enormous potential.