Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.


Then and now

I had a big tidy of my studio store cupboard and found all manner of lost and forgotten things. Not least, a big Seawhite of Brighton sketcbook, begun probably twelve years ago and abandoned after some pages, having been used mostly to jot down ideas and many lists of things. Slipped between a double spread of ideas for titles, none of which I ever used, was a drawing made on tracing paper. There were other sketches of this couple, which I must have drawn at life drawing sessions at the faculty of fine arts where I was teaching at the time, but I liked the way this one let the writing through. 
Pen and ink on tracing paper, on pen in large Seawhite of Brighton sketchbook.

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