Putting Pencil to Paper

Introducing Norwich based artist Andrea Girling
30 July, 2018
Untitled by Andrea Girling
Andrea Girling embraces the tradition of landscape in the Romantic period, re-working original 18th and 19th century engravings. An engraving of the Corra Lynn Waterfall on the River Clyde is her starting point. The falls were painted by JMW Turner circa 1840. By alternating between digital imaging and freehand drawing technique, Girling makes her process part of the final drawn image. Each drawing takes weeks to prepare, meticulously built up, including the faults incurred during its development to create something slowly and entirely new.

Operating somewhere within the boundaries of deliberation and accident, Girling completes the circle between the idealised nature of her source material and the finished image.

About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.