open sketchbook – 2 August’17

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in drawing, Meaning, Open Sketchbook, Works on paper

Pondering about connections of various kinds, so back to the sketchbook, as usual, to figure things out…

The Last Garderner of Aleppo

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Works on paper

My picture ‘The Last Gardener of Aleppo’ was made in tribute to Abu Ward and his son Ibrahim, following the screening in 2016 of the Channel 4 News documentary, ‘The Last Garden Centre in Aleppo’,   I can’t think of any medium more apt than paper – which is both robust and fragile – to depict this subject.

The View Beneath My Feet

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Influences, Process, Works on paper

Spent a family walk in the country (chosen for its breathtaking views) photographing the ground.  Exasperating for co-walkers, but who can possibly resist these patterns and textures?  

Battle of the Somme Centenary

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Works on paper

Tomorrow is the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. I’ve been working for some time with the poppy as my subject matter and now seems a good time to share three of these images.  Paper can be both fragile and resilient, so it is with the poppy; this, together with its poignant symbolism, makes it the ideal subject for exploring the interconnections between process, […]

Six Nations Championship – England v. Wales

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Uncategorised, Works on paper

The beers are in; bring on the rugby!  Six Nations Championship this Saturday. SPORTSMAN; (paper, pencil on board;  29 x 26.4 cm unframed).