Forest Reduced

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My mother has an incredible eye for things of value and quality, bought at bargain prices and her mode of artistic expression is the collection and arrangement of her found treasures.  When I was a child, my mother used to … Continue reading

Symphotrees

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I was once lucky enough to have had a symphony dedicated to me. I was absolutely taken aback and thrilled – how many people in their life time get to have that experience? When I knew it was to be … Continue reading

Canopy

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You know when spring is on it’s way when the spindly, skeletal trees start to have a green shimmer about their edges and you can almost sense the latent energy of the sap rising and the buds about to explode. … Continue reading

Spirit of the Lake, Annaghmakerrig

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Annaghmakerrig is a magical place that I was given the gift of being introduced to by a very dear friend. It is a treat to sit by the quiet lake and enjoy a real sense of peace. As evening falls … Continue reading

Contraposterior

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Contrapposto is one of my favourite poses to stand in or draw. The Greeks were very fond of this relaxed stance with a tilt in the pelvis and it instantly conjures up a “classical” feel to any drawing or sculpture … Continue reading

Kneel

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In my first week of reading Drama at Exeter University, we did an exercise which involved writing an ‘Action Poem’. This transpired to be a short list of physical actions; stand, sit, jump, hop etc.  – and  this was your … Continue reading

Lean

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  I think some images appeal because the shapes they articulate physically may be something we would like to express (in that moment) but can’t. More simply, we want to do what we see. Or maybe that’s just me, because … Continue reading

Panther

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For Anna. One of the side effects of life drawing is that in our nakedness we see what we really are. Without clothes to hide us and ‘civilise’ us, we see, from the corner of our eye, with another part … Continue reading

Mulling Skye

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  Another cheeky sketch for posterior-philes everywhere! It seems appropriate to dub this one,  ‘Mulling Skye’, especially on a day that has seen me in Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh….  

Peach

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The nude, Torsion, seemed to go down well, and I raised the whole subject of life drawing so perhaps I’ll try a few more. To be frank, life has been a bit rough recently, so to maintain a sense of … Continue reading