Category Archive: Inspiration and Artists

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

To Florence (via the National Gallery)

Several years ago when reading Art History at University I managed to get away with not studying a single painting from the Italian Renaissance. Shameful. At the time I was into all things… Continue reading

Travels and new aquaintances

The last few months have featured a lot of travel, exhilarating and exhausting in equal measures. The downside of moving around lots is that there hasn’t been much time to draw, but that’s… Continue reading

Bronze at the Royal Academy

These last few months I’ve been taken up with making prints and framing things for my show, and starting a new job (not too far, I now work part time for the Prince’s… Continue reading

Burlison & Grylls

I have only a few weeks left at the Prince’s Drawing School and it is dawning on me that the summer is going to bring with it the daunting process of working out… Continue reading

Portraits at the National Gallery

I’ve enjoyed doodling people for a long time. Friends in front of the TV, people at work, which makes for an interesting contrast of zombie-like or focused and limbs flying. But recently I’ve… Continue reading

A sketchbook

Towards the end of last year I was given a gift voucher for Cornelissen & Son by friends with the instructions ‘treat yourself’. It’s not a shop that I go to often, not… Continue reading

In Print… and Drawathon update

As a budding artist/illustrator (who’s still a part-time student!) it’s very exciting to see yourself (well, yourself as embedded in your drawings) in print. The crisp pages, the smell of ink, the marks… Continue reading

Beuckelaer’s fish

Regular followers will know of my fondness for drawing from paintings. To de-construct an artist’s composition and narrative, priorities and hierarchy of characters, is an incredible process and one that makes me want… Continue reading

Claude at the National Gallery

Since the busy September show I’ve relocated my studio to my garage. Now equipped with lights, a heater, a big desk, shelves, even a rug, it’s surprisingly cosy. Now I have the space,… Continue reading

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