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.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Love is Something Eternal


"Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence."
Vincent van Gogh

Friday, 24 April 2015

The House on the Borderland


"It was a place shunned by the people of the village, as it had been shunned by their fathers before them."
William Hope Hodgson, The House on the Borderland

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Bullitt


Whilst Peter Yates' 1968 film Bullitt is perhaps best remembered for the high speed car chase through the hilly streets of San Francisco, the final scene has the character Bullitt chasing Ross on foot across the busy runways at San Francisco International Airport - Ross is eventually shot dead in the Terminal building whilst running through the exit doors.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Studio


"Studio Ghosts: When you're in the studio painting, there are a lot of people in there with you - your teachers, friends, painters from history, critics... and one by one if you're really painting they walk out. And if you're really painting you walk out."
Philip Guston