Tuesday, September 27, 2016


I would never have thought when I first posted a drawing on my blog, 'Line and wash', that five years later it would still be going strong. The daily drawing habit which was the first year's target was achieved and then I just carried on!  Some days now I post photographs, work in progress or other arty news but the daily habit continues.  Seeing my blog more like an online sketchbook, it's been a great way to share my drawings with lots of people, which has led to being involved with groups like Urbansketchers.org, and the Big Draw, as well as exhibiting at a variety of venues both locally and in London.

Posting on a blog is a little like putting a message in a bottle and letting it drift off into the ocean.  You never really know if anyone is going to find and look at it, so it has been great to have visitors leave encouraging comments.  Thank you to anyone out there who has taken the time to do this - it's much appreciated.

I've spent quite a lot of time lately looking back, so here's to the future with lots more drawing!

Friday, September 16, 2016


Working on ideas for adapting my title into a square logo to use online.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

In the post

I was asked, earlier this year, by poet Laurie Bolger, to do a watercolour painting for her debut collection. I received the printed copy today and was blown away by her beautiful poems of everyday life and relationships.
You can find out more about the book by following the link to the publisher at https://burningeyebooks.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

London Urban Sketchers September Sketchcrawl

September 17th is the date for the next London Urban Sketchers sketchcrawl which will be in Little Venice.  A lovely spot which should provide lots of interesting people and places to draw.

Monday, September 5, 2016


I diidm't manage to scan my 'icon' before hanging it at the SE20 Art Show but you can get an idea from this photo from the group's Facebook page.  I think nearly all of the group took part, with money raised going to Cancer Research.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Draw 16

It was great to hear from the Society of Graphic Fine Artists that one of my drawings has been selected for their October exhibition, 'Draw 16'.  Here's detail from the piece that will be in the exhibition. 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cover story

The September cover image of the 'Croydon Citizen' features one of my illustrations.