Wednesday, 19 August 2015

My Beauty, My Own

 My beauty, my own
 My only Venice - this is breath! Thy breeze 
 Thine Adrian sea-breeze, how it fans my face!
 Thy very winds feel native to my veins,
 And cool them into calmness.
 George Gordon Noel Byron

Monday, 17 August 2015

A Sense of Place

A drawing composited on the photocopier from the summer of 1999 as a response to moving into Mayfair London.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Olympic Twilight

A view from Hackney Wick across towards the Olympic Park at Stratford London.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Itinerant Observations

Responding to the travel writing of Nicolas Bouvier's The Way of the World, the series of drawings are based upon a journey across Iran in the 1950's. I was interested in the traveller's half glimpse visions of cities, flickering scenes of architecture viewed across the landscape, impressionistic in tone of partially remembered cities and colours. Using archival reference material of palaces and gardens, I used seeped-out colours to depict transitory memories. The ink of the felt tip pens used will naturally be affected by the light in time, not unlike chemical-based photography - the drawings are not entirely fixed. The compositions of lines create tonal shapes that interplay with representation and abstraction, to make the drawings transparent, almost ethereal, yet recognisable.
First appeared in The Itinerant Illustrator exhibition at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore India 2014.
Published in BEAT 6: The Eland Edition by Heart Artists' Agent 2015 ISBN 978-0-9546383-6-8

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

The Daily Practice of Drawing #2

Outside of the commercial aspect of my practice there is a constant need to explore themes & ideas personal to myself. Fed constantly through research it is important to have personal work running alongside commissions. At times I will return to a subject matter or re-translate previous drawings through processes to continue the enquiry. In this way I begin to identify & understanding my working process & the obsessions that drive the work.