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


Not snowy

Definitely no snow here. Arrived exhausted today at Kommetjie, near Cape Town. I took this photograph shortly after arriving and walking five minutes down the road from the house where we're staying.



I'll be away from tomorrow - if the flights from Heathrow can be relied upon to run! - for almost a month. Will try post while away, but certainly won't have a scanner... meanwhile, wishing you all a


In the bleak midwinter

... though from just before things totally froze up! Just testing the paper of a spiral bound sketchbook to take to away with me (if I ever get on a plane) to see if it takes watercolour without too much curling (the verdict is so-so, but too bad!)
Brush markers and watercolour wash in Windsor and Newton spiral bound A4 sketchbook.


Frozen lines

The country is at a standstill with all lines of communication frozen - still not sure why this problem is repeated every year, 'they' should know it gets cold in winter... the poor spiders have their lines of communication frozen too.