Solo Expedition #3

After stretching a 150x150cm sheet of Fabriano and testing out various background mediums such as thinned out acrylic, tinted chalk paint and pastel I decided that a mixture of charcoal powder, pastel and chalk would create the best ground for my drawing. I drew up my preliminary sketch today and created the mixed base forContinue reading “Solo Expedition #3”

Solo Expedition #2

For my next drawing, I’m testing background tones, texture and color. I want the background to have a sense of otherworldliness and I’m trying out muted pastel blues, greens and pinks at the moment. The texture is also important for how the drawing will look and it’s workability. Charcoal sits well on a very thinContinue reading “Solo Expedition #2”

Solo Expedition #1

There are ten weeks to go to my first solo exhibition after years of study and various group shows. I’m writing these excerpts as an exercise to quickly map my progress (and setbacks) to make sense of my ideas for myself along with a traditional sketchbook. My Studio I’ve reached that stage in my researchContinue reading “Solo Expedition #1”

Upcoming Workshops

I will be running an architectural drawing workshop in the Glucksman Gallery beginning this Wednesday and running weekly four four consecutive weeks. This will coincide with the current exhibition Close Encounter: Meetings with Remarkable Buildings. You can book a place here on the Glucksman Website: http://www.glucksman.org/events/lunchtime-course

The Ghosts of Tower Blocks

I see buildings falling in Glasgow. I see rubble. I ask myself where that rubble goes. I discover that it’s crushed and then used to build new pedestrian streets- so people are walking on the ghosts of tower blocks[1](Cyprien Galliard) My most recent art practice revolves around the mysterious vista, ambiguous built structures and theContinue reading “The Ghosts of Tower Blocks”