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.
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.
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.