Category Archive: Travel

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

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

Edward I’s castles, Wales

I thought Wales was supposed to be a grey, cold, brooding, constantly-raining place. Last week, however, as we drove around Snowdonia, the skies seemed to emptying themselves of excess sunshine. Just as well… 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

At York Minster

This week I had a short but sweet visit to the beautiful city of York. Staying with a good friend who works at the university, I was met off the train and whisked… Continue reading

More lakes: A day at the races

After a week labouring with paint we were treated to an afternoon at the races, at the beautiful course at Cartmel. After the silence of hills and fields it was disorienting to be… Continue reading

En plein air

Just back from a trip with the school to the south of the Lake District, painting oils in the open -an entirely new experience!  The area, set around a large estuary, was beautiful,… Continue reading

Lazy days in Marrakesh

On a blissful trip to Morocco I got in a bit of sketching. Though the city of Marrakesh is beautiful, and the red walls and cobalt blue skies never failed to amaze me,… Continue reading

Sketches on the Underground

There’s only so much reading of the Metro I can bear when I have to take the tube. This is a far more productive way to commute.

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