Sketches from Richmond Park

Humpty Dumpty goes to New York

I’ve had a few commissions that have kept me busy recently, amongst them a rather interesting illustration project. The Elephant Family is famous for parading large herds of colourful painted elephants across London and in… Continue reading

Group Show: The New & Old East London Group at the Town House

It’s rather appropriate that my long overdue post revisits the last. Summer was a busy whirlwind of relocating and changing jobs, and it has taken me a long time to settle back into… Continue reading

The Mudlark and his dog

A few weeks ago I was drawing with a small group around the South Bank and instead of drawng the architecture I was mesmerised by this Mudlark and his dog, who I later… Continue reading

‘The Tempest’ and ‘King Lear’ at the Globe

Every year in summer I spend a couple of magical afternoons amid the mob of the Yard at the Globe Theatre. For an incredible £5 you get the best view (I think) of… Continue reading

A Giant Galápagos Tortoise

Recently I was fortunate to be allowed behind the scenes at the Oxford University Natural History Museum to draw this giant Galápagos tortoise. If this tortoise was over a hundred years old (some… Continue reading

Hiding in the Conservatory at the Barbican

Every Sunday the magical Conservatoryof the Barbican is open to the public, fight your way through the concrete jungle to a ‘proper’ jungle inside.

Bayham Old Abbey, East Sussex

Sketches from Bayham Old Abbey     Studies for a print or painting

Pick & Mix from the Archive

I’ve been putting together a portfolio recently and it’s been a good excuse to tidy up my plan chest and discover some things I’d completely forgotten about. And happily these ones are better… Continue reading

Jacob and the Angel

In the mood for playing with paint, I sat down and made this from my head the other day. It was first inspired by the Botticelli Mystical Nativity I sketched at the National… Continue reading

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