Sunday, November 29, 2015

The view from the 32nd floor

Fantastic afternoon out with some of the London Urban Sketchers where we had the opportunity to draw from the 32nd floor of a city skyscraper.
 I had a quick go at trying to capture the view of St Paul's as the night set in.
Last drawing of the day - is it the Shard? A Christmas tree?  The Cookie monster?  You decide!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

In print

My exhibition gets a mention in the local magazine!

In famous footsteps

Lovely to visit the Sennelier shop in Paris recently where so many famous artists have shopped in the past.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Just a card

Cards from friends who were taking part in the SE Art Trail this weekend.
There is a current campaign on Twitter called 'Just a card' which is encouraging people to byuy,just a card, from independent artists and craftspeople.  More detail at @justacard1

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Deck the walls

I've been putting work up today at Venue 28 in Beckenham.  It always takes much longer than I think!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Playing around with collage and a still life today. Fun!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A bit of a do

People this evening at an event celebrating the food growing projects in Clapham.
Below an attempt at capturing Pam Warhurst as she made a short speech.  Founder of the 'Incredible Edible' movement, you can see a great TED talk from her here

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Attempting a 'Google Doodle'

I've been doing lots of drawings over the past couple of months of the Croydon Saffron Central project, including a little animated drawing so thought I'd have a go at doing at 'Google Doodle'.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Picking saffron

The crop at 'Croydon Saffron Central' is ready to be harvested.  Taking the saffron strands from the centre of each crocus flower requires patience and the pickers use tweezers, placing the collected strands in small glass jars.  The saffron is then dried offsite.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Borough Market sketches

Drawings from yesterday's meet up with London Urban Sketchers at a very busy Borough Market.  The little building in the centre of the top drawing is the Globe Tavern, which seems to be under development at the moment but was one of the locations used in the 'Bridget Jones' films.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015