Tuesday, 24 March 2015

In the fields

It looks like spring has got into me.  A field drawing -

I've been neglecting this space.  More studio time, more out and about and less screen time, but I'll be back more now. I like it here.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Becoming a painting

There is a quality in drawing that is a kind of lightness of touch, a gentleness and a potential. It is just so easy to destroy that delicate state by over doing things.  I added some paint to this piece and for once I am happy with the result.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015


I have gained a studio mate.  The last week has been all about sorting and organising. I have found some time for drawing too.


Monday, 8 December 2014

After a pause

I found myself feeling stuck. I considered throwing it all out of the window, but I waited instead. Then something began to happen. Shape and line have always been important, but now I need colour to play a part.  So this is a beginning.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


It has been quite a while now, I have been making many many marks crosses upon crosses, piles of kisses or stitches to see what they might all add up to.  They have floated and swarmed and settled, gathered and dispersed.  All the while my fascination with quality of line and movement gets stronger.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The last day of September

I always hope when I open a new sketch book that something magical will happen.  

I want it to be a new beginning, not just a continuation of what I was already working on.  This time I have found myself not wanting to just cross the page but to fill it.