Roxy Hart

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I am drawn, time and time again, to make paintings about my work and the sensation of being on stage or just in the wings waiting to go on (see Roxy, The Trapeze Artist and Curtain Call). There’s something about … Continue reading

Self Portrait

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Crave the indulgence. Today is my birthday so a bit of introspection is the order of the day! It’s also made me realise I’ve not done a self-portrait for a decade so maybe it’s time I tried another. I always … 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

Joyce

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  This is the last of the trio of drawings I did from Luc Delahaye‘s photographs in L’Autre, though looking at these again has made me want to revisit this kind of work. I thought this lady looked as though … Continue reading

Girl at Cabouchon

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“Broadly speaking, human beings may be divided into three classes: those who are toiled to death, those who are worried to death, and those who are bored to death.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill Cabouchon was a jewellery company I worked … Continue reading

Lotte

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I haven’t posted any sketches for a while and this is a favourite, mostly because of the subject matter. Like ‘Telephone Suite’, this little drawing was another piece developed from an afternoon of playing in frocks and photography with my … Continue reading