Category Archive: Inspiration and Artists

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

Learning from An Experiment

I’ve many drawings of groups of people I’d like to work up into paintings or prints but have been having trouble getting started. Composing pictures of a group is a new and tricky… Continue reading

Edward Ardizzone

I’ve been musing on the drawings of artist, illustrator and writer Edward Ardizzone recently. This week my Pa and I took a look at an exhibition of his work at Wolseley Fine Arts… Continue reading

Chandeliers and da Vinci

There are a few perks to having His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales as a patron. They include being able to draw in some rather special places and being invited to see… Continue reading

Big Fish

Following my recent initial stabs at painting I went to visit the Royal Academy and seek inspiration from the works of the Glasgow Boys. I’d not really known much about them, but was… Continue reading

At the Laban Dance Centre

How do you draw something that doesn’t stay still? With difficulty. Visiting the Laban Centre, I was lucky enough to spend an entire day drawing contemporary dance students. I found myself in improvised… Continue reading

Drawing School Week 1: The National Gallery

First week on HRH’s postgraduate diploma and happily I seem to be drawing or illustrating  every day in one way or another. There’s a mound of life drawing to sort (too big to… Continue reading

Drawings from before my time

Having gone to the Royal Academy to see the Sandby exhibition, I wasn’t massively impressed. But, if you find yourself at the RA anytime soon or at the Summer exhibition, do make a… Continue reading

Masters at work

Rather embarrassed to share my pages with such artists, but I so enjoyed  the Italian Renaissance Drawings exhibition today that I had to share it. The Renaissance artists are better known for their… Continue reading