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AMAZING ARTWORK: Resident’s drawings capture Croxley sights through a pastel lens 

 Published on: 4th January 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Croxley resident has spent her free time over the multiple lockdowns capturing the sights the village has to offer through pastel drawings.

Village resident Laura Redmond who used to work in the care sector has used the extra time she had last year capturing the natural areas of Croxley, including this wonderful drawing of the Croxley lock.

Laura said that before moving to the village around five years ago she was unaware of the beautiful sights the village had to offer.

She said: “I didn’t really know much about the nice walks and the lovely area, but I think actually the lockdown was quite inspiring for me because I was going a lot more walking and had started an art course.

“I just decided that I wanted to do a lot more local artwork, I love the canal and I’m always walking along there.”

Laura added that she has always thought of herself as a bit of an artist and it was in fact a dream of hers when she was a child.

She said: “I had done A Level art and then had gone on to work as a nurse for about 15 years. 

“Then over lockdown I had a complete rethink, I had always wanted to do a lot of art and that now was the time to do it.

“When I was young, I always thought I could be an artist, it was always my dream.”

Laura also said that she hopes that she can take the project further and will continue to produce drawings which focus on the local area.

She said: “I’ve got lots of ideas and just want to focus on the local area. I would like to make a website eventually, as one you’ve got a bit more a focus, I could have a website.”

Check out Laura’s drawings of the village on Instagram at @redmond656

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