Whilst on one of my jolly ups across the Atlantic I had a darn lovely chinwag with a chap named Bob.I recall having been awake for around 30 hours, parking my tired bum on a creaky old stool in a bar that smelled a little of adventure and sipping Italian blend coffee through tender lips, […]
Warning: Art technique ramble. Potential to bore. I have received many messages asking about techniques, and all of them are terribly kind. Then, there are the questions asking whether I have a thing about drawing eyes. Well, I can’t say I’m obsessed by eyes, but certainly they do offer a challenge, whilst giving back a […]
Edward sat upon the wooden bench as he had done so at the very same time every day for 3543 days. 2.15pm. Always dressed smartly in gabardine, Edward held the single poppy in his hand just as he had done so upon every such day. The satin petals he had fashioned from his wife’s wedding […]
Ahem, grown up stuff….
I rarely talk about my past excursion into what one could refer to as erotic art, although I have been asked many times.It was a thing that was gaining momentum, but as with many things, a pandemic got in the way. Ultimately, it all lasted around twelve months, and culminated in a private exhibition in […]
A friend once asked me if I’d ever thought of drawing Taylor Swift.‘Taylor who?’ I replied.It was soon availed to me that Taylor Swift was already at that time what some refer to as a global superstar.‘Really?’ I said. ‘Can’t say I’ve heard of her.’Lily was made aware of this comment soon after. After calling […]
Material objects, have always been a fascination of mine.Not only the object itself, but the pathway it takes in becoming a piece of sentiment; a permanent reminder of something, or someone.The object exists. We have it in our lives, and to us personally it has more than its intended function. We have created a world […]
That is why….
I’m often told I am mad to give drawings away.I gave this drawing of Tom Hardy to a close friend who had just been told they’d six months to live.Upon receipt, my friend smiled. It was short, but lit the room.One brief smile, sometimes despite all adversity.That is why.
The popular Artists and Illustrators magazine has included my work, and words, in their latest issue. I am, I must confess, rather humbled…..