A new beginning in 2016

Walking the Green Way

Image made during a weekend workshop at Rabley Drawing Centre, near Marlborough.


Image made during a weekend workshop at Rabley Drawing Centre, near Marlborough. Both exhibited in Alkmaar, Holland, 2015.

It has been a while since I last posted anything on the site, in fact it is most probably more than a year. Where does the time go?

I have always felt like a dinosaur when it comes to technology, it is, however, the future. Apologies to all technophiles before I begin.

My work has been exhibited a few times in the last 12 months with some shows more successful than others.

I find my stress levels go through the roof at the thought of preparing and showing work. That, alas, is my cross to bear.

It is a big decision for me, to open my sketchbooks for public scrutiny and place my artwork into the world. “Why,” you may ask? Because sketchbooks are private doodling and working outs of what is going on when the little grey cells get to work at the beginning of a project.

To begin with, things are going to be a little slow and mistakes will happen. I can deal with that. You don’t know me, which is fine. There is you, me, my work and the ether. What’s there to be scared of…

Wales 2014

Hinterland Ceredigion

Hinterland Ceredigion

During the summer of 2014 I spent some time walking the beautiful Welsh countryside in Ceredigion, sketchbook at the ready.
Whilst  ambling along relatively untrodden paths I encountered a number of unused barns and made some preliminary sketches.  Fortunately it was a glorious, sunny day.
Back in my studio I decided to strip the sketches down to just the bones of the structures, then made stencils of them. I knew this idea had some way to go but felt it had interesting possibilities.

Hinterland 2

Hinterland 2