Country Mouse

Busy with commissions in London but a blissful escape from the desk at the weekend to get some loose sketching in. Sunshine, happy pigs, lazy dogs, a medieval church in Wiltshire.  


A quick dip into a sketchbook and some of the people I’ve been around in the evenings. After busy days I’m trying to make sure I get a drawing done before bed. Rolling-up… Continue reading

Rockin’ Finches

Second visit this week to the Barbican to check out these birdies, the star attractions of Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s installation at the The Curve. They’re Zebra Finches that fly, skip and hop around a… Continue reading

Climbing Charing Cross

Old friends will know I have more than just a passing obsession with the Eleanor Crosses, the memorials built by Edward I to his Queen Eleanor after she died in 1290. Last Thursday… Continue reading

Around Richmond

Now based in Twickenham, I’m extremely fortunate to have the greenest London borough on my doorstep. These are some quick sketchy studies around the Thames, which I finished off with colour at home… 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

Royal Academy and The Harp, Covent Garden

Out and about in sunny London and trying out some different colour papers, using a mid tone to work light and dark onto. Its a method some of the old masters used to… Continue reading

Sheerness Church

A little souvenir of a sunny weekend in Kent. Smitten by this burnt shell of a Georgian church in Sheerness, on the Isle of Sheppey. This sketch took a relaxed hour and cold… Continue reading

A tribute to Food

A little personal collection of pictures based on food, which seems to take up an increasingly bigger part of my life these days.  This is an illustration based on sketches of butchers in… Continue reading

More Paris

A second selection! I have this lovely concertina-page sketchbook, that folds out so you can keep on drawing as far as you want, but it can make me quite ambitious about getting a… Continue reading