Here are some of my favourite drawings. Most of these have not been exhibited. I start with pencil sketches, not here, then move to lovely thick sheets of paper and the nib and ink, They take ages and lots of patience. I love the detail involved when working with ink. And, it is unforgiving so each mark has to be predetermined. I use a lot of rubber latex to keep some areas clean. I hit on a theme and then I have to work it through – just draw until whatever has motivated me has worked its way out of my system. I cannot do other work until I go through this process. This is not just contained to ink drawing , so also with some of my painting themes, which often end up as exhibitions. Unfortunately the topics tend to be a bit in one’s face and not really very peaceful and jolly.
All A4 paper in pencil, pen and water colours. These are all in sketchpads, and I was trying to explore
Being allowed to draw was such a liberation for me. I drew everything! I decided as I had 40 years
These are just a few from the early days. Of course, every portrait starts with a drawing. Like every artist,
A selection of drawings I remembered to photograph. I love working in ink. It is so unforgiving. Every mark has