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

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….  

Clapham High Street Station

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Sometimes it’s not about beauty at all. Instead, something in the rhythm of a collection of shapes strikes me, calls me and I have to go and dance to that rhythm for a while. A limited colour palette can give … Continue reading

Mattie’s Forest – Building a painting

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Sometimes, I’m privileged enough to get commissions. One Christmas, my good friend Miranda commissioned me to create a painting for her boyfriend’s mother, Mattie. They had been to a market together and she had commented on a painting she had … Continue reading