Drawings and Sketches

I carry a sketchbook with me everywhere I go. I don’t draw every day, although if a sketchbook isn’t at hand I get irritable.

All my paintings start life in one of these books. They can often be a few rough visual notes accompanied by one or two annotations. My paintings are pretty faithful to these initial workings. So the early sketches are very important to me. Fundamentally it’s all about the drawing.

Shops on the Royal Hill in Greenwich, London

I drew this row of shops on the Royal Hill in Greenwich, London. There is a painting story on this

A view of St Ives, Cornwall from a nearby hill

A drawing of the view of St Ives, Cornwall from a nearby hill

The parish church in Pilton, Somerset

I did this drawing of the Church of St John the Baptist, Pilton. It is a lovely church, and it is in the village where I live.

The Real Food Market on the Southbank in London

This market is tucked just behind The Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank. It can be tricky to find for a first time visitor, though well worth the journey once located. There is painting story on this.

A drawing of Liverpool Street Station, London

This station was opened in 1874 as part of the massive rail expansion of Britain’s Industrial Revolution and has been serving London nonstop ever since. There is a painting story on this.

Wharf Road in St Ives, Cornwall

The Sloop Inn painting in St Ives, Cornwall, sitiing on the wharf. It is one of the oldest inns in Cornwall.The 14th century pub is dated to circa 1312.

A drawing of the Cutty Sark, Greenwich

The Cutty Sark was built especially for shipping tea, and she was one of the fastest ships afloat.  You can see her in Greenwich. There is a painting story on this.

A drawing of British Saddleback Pig

One of my favourite breeds.  I am reliably informed that it is an amalgamation of the Essex and Wessex Saddleback pigs, and came to prominence in about 1840.

The Cockpit Tavern

Shakespears house was once on this site. There is an Painting Story on this piece.

Texters in Shoredtich, London

Most people these days adopt this position. I am equally as guilty. There is a Painting Story on this piece.

St Paul’s Old Choir School in the City of London

I did a days drawing in London on a chilly February morning. There is a Painting Story on this piece.

Clifton in Bristol

This street in Clifton overlooks the suspension bridge. I will do it as an oil painting one day.

A digger in an allotment

I have an allotment myself. I don’t expect it will ever look this abundant.

The Glastonbury Festival

The festival takes place in the Somerset village of Pilton, where I live.

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Lyme Regis is a wonderful sea side town with great fish and chips. There is a Painting Story on this piece and a limited edition print.

A man in an allotment

This was based on a couple arguing in an allotment.

People in London

I couldn’t do a painting without people.

Portobello Road market, London

A great place to shop and celeb spot too. There is a Painting Story on this piece, and is available as a limited edition print.

Smeatons Pier, St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives is lovely and you will find a Painting Story on this piece.

Tube trains on a roof in Shoreditch, London

These old tube trains serve as offices high above the street. There is a Painting Story on this piece. And you can buy it as a print or the framed artwork.

Drawing studies of animals

Animals are often in my paintings, goats and cows are personal favourites.

Bacon Street Market, Shoreditch, London

Bacon Street is just off of Brick Lane in London’s East End. There is a Painting Story on this piece and it is available to buy as a limited edition print or the framed artwork.

Camden Market, London

Camden Market is a fascinating place to shop in North London. There is a Painting Story on this piece and it is available to buy as a limited edition print or the framed artwork.

Bait diggers at St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives is lovely and you will find a Painting Story on this piece and it is available to buy as a the framed artwork.