Friday, May 09, 2014

Dad writing a railway article (charcoal on paper July 2013)

Dad from life (oil on board Nov 2013)

Dad and his Portable Phone (oil on board Jan 2014)

Cine Film Drawing (charcoal on paper 2m x2m Jan 2014)

Breakfast (charcoal on paper 2m x 2m Feb 2014)

Estuary (charcoal on paper 2m x 2m Feb 2014)

Ben's Cabin June 2013

                                       Inside Ben's Cabin June 2013

Rabbits    June 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Sketchbook pages from Varanasi - 2013

Bather In Varanasi

Kite Festival

 I spent a month in Varanasi, Uttah Pradesh in India during January this year.  These are some pages from a sketchbook I filled there wandering up and down the ghats.

Buffalo- Varansi

Ganges from Bhadra Kali Guest House

Boat builders


Fixing nets


Baba and puppy meditating

Burning Ghat
Burning Ghat
Kheda Ghat
Asoke and his boat builders

Studio drawing of Old Delhi

A large drawing made from sketchbook drawings and refering to photographs of Old Delhi.
Made in December 2012 in Modinagar IFA residency.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Old delhi Studio work

These are two studio drawings (roughly 1.50m x 1.30) made from the sketchbook drawings of Old Delhi.

Drawings of Old Delhi

Here are some pages from my sketchbook, drawn in the streets in old delhi.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

sketchbook pages

some more sketchbook oages of demonstrations against the Tory/Lib dem cuts, Thames river and leigh woods trees

pages from Sketchbooks from 2010 and 2011

These are some pages fom sketchbooks from the past year since I have been drawing at the Prince's drawing school in London. The year has been good in that I have been with people who are interested in drawing and been forced to draw every day even if I don't feel at all like it. I think my drawing might have got better. Or maybe I have become more aware of how I could get better and what is missing in my drawing, or how badly I draw a lot of the time.

Friday, August 20, 2010

"HEADS" Exhibition at the Emporium, Stokes Croft August 2010

Here are photos from an exhibition I made in the Emporium, Stokes Croft Bristol last week. I exhibited the drawings of 56 heads which I'd been drawing on and off for three months, some charcoal drawings from last year, a cardboard sculpture based on the 56 head drawings made in the Emporium, a painted head on the wall and a poem written by my friend Mike Powell in response to the head drawings.
I wish I'd had more time to make the sculpture more extensive but I felt very excited by making this head sculpture as I let go of any worries about making something that looked in any way well made and decided to make the way the sculpture was made very much part of its appearance, so the masking tape, pva glue, cardboard and support angles were all exposed and I painted quite randomly with a big brush so a lot of cardboard was left unpainted.
The Emporium is such a good space to be able to try out large scale work and it then gives you ideas for future work.
Here are some photos of the opening night too. Baba Yaga's Consort, Liam Dalrymple and my band Dogface Sockets were all going to play but we ended up just having a jam and that was much more relaxing and fun than all getting up and doing performances.

"HEADS" Exhibition at the Emporium, Stokes Croft August 2010