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



Yesterday was my last serious rendezvous with the dentist in London - at least in so far as the present situation demands. Now this rich and beautiful relationship (he must surely be rich, and I am trying to be beautiful) must become merely episodic. I sketched on the train, at the Hampstead branch of Carluccio's, and at the terrific exhibition New Décor at the Hayward Gallery. The next few days are going to be very busy, so I probably won't be able to post every day.

Pencil and brush markers in Moleskine sketchbook.


Railway crossing

I've always loved this little signal hut on the country route from home to Stamford, our nearest town.

Brush markers in Moleskine sketchbook. 


Out and about

Busy day on the trot yesterday. I had to go to London to visit my old friend, the dentist. I managed to see an exhibition and have tea with a good friend (lovely seeing you looking so well, D!)

Pencil and brush marker in small Moleskine sketchbook

Finished my small Moley
but fortunately had the bigger one with me too!

Ink pen and brush marker in Moleskine sketchbook.


With the ribbon

Ink pen and brush marker in Moleskine sketchbook.

I scanned in the bookmark by mistake, but it seemed to echo the stems of the roses - new climbers (Generous Gardener) I've just planted and already blooming. And it covers up the fact that I didn't get C's likeness. Today the weather was just so glorious. Here are some photos too:

and from lunch