Margit van der Zwan

Music in art

Music in art: musical themes in art are an integral response to my life as a musician. There’s no doubt that my musical experiences, from busking in Covent Garden to touring with bands like Elbow and Snow Patrol, to orchestral work and solo recitals, have inspired the music themes in my drawings.

quill drawing hand ink feather art

Quill drawings make for some wonderfully scratchy, lively, impulsive effects! I don’t sharpen my feathers, instead preferring a blotchy, spacious result, allowing feather and ink to take charge.