All of my work is underpinned by a strong drawing practice; drawings are made both as works in their own right and as inspiration for my printmaking and storybooks. For me drawing from life is fundamental to engaging with my subject, particularly in this digital age. The weight of graphite on paper, a drop of rain thats run into the paint, and the wind that has pushed ink across the page, all adds to the evocation of a sense of place.

 

  I have shown drawings around the world, most notably with The Forestry Commissions centenary Celebrations at Dartington, 2019, at Christies, Best of The Drawing Year and in How Trees Talk at Coombe Farm Studios, in a collaborative residency culminating in an exhibition. My drawings were published in the cities section of the Sketch your World, Urban Sketchers book.

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River Farm Project

Royal Drawing School Residency, Dumfries House, Scotland. 2019 

Dartington Hall