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The presence of figures in a landscape is a common theme in my work. The landscape provides feeling and context; the figures scale and a connection to ourselves. These drawings were made in the fields near … → December 26, 2014

In October, I travelled with my students to Paris for 4 days of museums and galleries. → November 7, 2014


Three studies from life for a small portrait painting I’m planning. My daughter Emma sat for the drawings while watching a rather depressing documentary on TV. → December 6, 2013

All in my Landscape A6 Seawhite Black hardbound sketchbook – that pretty much goes with me everywhere. → November 16, 2013

I really like how working into these colour wash pens with more water you can disrupt the surface and evoke different possible readings of place – the mood, the weather, the time. → October 29, 2013

Train Journey Drawing

A week of journeys and some good drawing opportunities. I so enjoyed drawing the couple in the top drawing. Click the images for more detail. → October 23, 2013

It’s not always about finding something exciting or aesthetic to draw but about getting going and drawing what is there and seeing what happens. → August 30, 2013

A day in London – visiting galleries – and drawing while I travel about. Serious competition for my daughter’s drawing. → July 6, 2013

One day drawing at an underground station, the next I’m taking down sermon notes. → June 23, 2013

I sketched this one evening while thinking about the current painting I’m working on… and have been on and off for 2 years! It’s partly based around this study. → April 7, 2013

 Surrey roads drawing – Drawn from the passenger seat of a mini-coach, so bit wobbly. Suburban and wooded lanes overlaid. pen and wash on left. Pencil on right. → March 17, 2013