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


Alice in Underland, 3D

Pencil, pencil crayon and Indian ink and collaged ticket in Moleskine sketchbook. 


Carpe Carp

Indian ink and watercolour in Moleskine sketchbook.
Grab the day, go fishing. Or, sic transit gloria: Gloria's thrown up in the van (again). 


Thank you Manuel!

Pencil, Indian ink and collage in Moleskine sketchbook.
My scanner broke, so I'll have to photograph the sketchbook to post it. I discover a great new use for all those wonderful bits of wallpaper I've been keeping.


Working with photos

Rotring Artpen and watercolour in Moleskine sketchbook
I decided to take a leaf out of Manuel San-Payo's book and make my notebook meanderings public. I love the way the internet has facilitated artists' seeing each other's work, and non artists peeping into artists' sketchbooks and graphic diaries, much of it work that might not otherwise be viewed. So, this first post was a picture of my work table in the studio. I am making pencil drawings based on family  photo albums and archives, and am especially interested in the way people would pose for that single photograph that marked and tried to capture a significant event.