My drawing technique is refined by instinctive mark making. It's about disconnecting from the world around as well as your own thoughts in order to really trust your instincts and act in the moment. I draw with an easel so that I can move freely to create the lines I want. This energy is captured and suspended in the final image which is complete when the model retires from the session. In this way, I liken the event of drawing to Kaprow's concept of a happening.
Born in 1994, Savage grew up in the quiet, rural surroundings of the Isle of Man. As a teenager, Savage took life drawing classes at The IoM College and immediately fell in love with drawing the figure. Themes of anatomy have influenced her work ever since.
In 2014, Savage moved to London to study Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College where her work focused on materiality as she built sculptures and installations incorporating sheep’s wool, horse mane and human hair.
In 2018, she was awarded one-third recipient of The Hesketh Hubbard Bursary at The Mall Galleries, funding a year of life drawing classes. Her energetic style of drawing motivates her to lead life drawing performances which engage the public and demonstrate her unique technique.
In 2019, Savage was awarded a bursary by The Isle of Man Arts Council giving her the opportunity to take up residency at 401 Studios, South London where she continues to refine her draughtsmanship.
2019 – Bursary from The Isle of Man Arts Council to take up residency at 401 Studios, South London.
2018 – The Hesketh Hubbard Bursary, The Mall Galleries, London