‘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

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

Winter’s morning in Wapping

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

A Head in a Hat beers

Many moons ago, I designed some limited edition labels for Meantime Brewery. Though I’ve drunk all my bottles since, a happy consequence of the job was meeting the delightful Peter Haydon, who has… Continue reading

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