Art is Process: Norman Ackroyd

“Don’t drink and etch”, Norman warns us. Maybe that’s because driving, like etching requires attention and concentration at each step of the process. Norman changes his approach at each stage according to what the process requires. He’s lose, focussed, instinctive, methodical. While watching him we can see that he is working things out in his mind and that he is two or three steps ahead in the process. Norman is restless. Always moving, thinking, fidgeting and playing. The creative energy comes out in his work. He paints resin on the copper plate with loose, gestural brush strokes. I love the way he approaches such a technical process with great fluidity, confidence and looseness. He captures his experience of nature. Norman says he can translate this experience by; “squeezing essence out of it and put it down in a very elegant, simple way’.

Film credit: Art Documentaries

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