I am a freelance artist working mainly in graphite, coloured pencil and oil paint. My work usually revolves around landscape and architectural subjects, but my commissioned work has also included the 2014 Glastonbury bag design, a pub sign for The Old Church House Inn, Torbryan, graphic design for businesses and the occasional pet portrait. Although my formal art training does not go beyond A’ level, I kept my skills sharp by designing and painting theatre backdrops and producing artwork for publicity material at the University of St. Andrews.
I really enjoy the process of creating architectural artwork using ruler and pencil and I am always looking to improve my practice. I learned the basics of perspective when very young and frequently explored drawing architectural forms during my school years. My preferred medium for architectural work is graphite; my drawing ‘Havana’ won ‘best work on paper’ at the South West Academy open exhibition in 2017. June 2020 saw the publication of the book ‘Noticing Newton Abbot’ by Tess Walker, for which I was commissioned to create drawings of the town’s prominent buildings in coloured pencil and graphite. I have also given demonstrations and workshops on the use of perspective for local art societies. I am currently working on more drawings of buildings for a second volume of ‘Noticing Newton Abbot’.
- Opaque media
- Pencil, pastel, graphite