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I use drawing as a very accessible, flexible and direct way of making artwork.
In theory you can use a burnt stick or other basic item to create marks; I tend to use black oil pastels of various colours and sizes as they give me an immediate strong line, which is almost impossible to rub-out. So once I make a mark I’m committed to it.
My work has often been described as urban and visually strong. I’ve been influenced by comic books, pop art, Van Gogh and urban signage.

Drawing an object a day for 365 days

A drawing a day for 365 days.

I’m drawing an object and posting it to Instagram¬†each day, for 365 days. The objects I choose will be those that surround me in everyday life and more unusual objects that interest me. After 365 days all of the objects will be displayed to form a self-portrait in objects. The images below represent the last […]

Tutu drawings

Tutu drawings

There’s a common custom in Berlin, to leave unwanted items that might be useful to other people, in a cardboard box outside your house. In this way I acquired a child’s tutu dress. The exhibition ‘A slice of life’ at Franfrantou focused on ideas of mortality. As the drawings float and dance they conjure feelings […]

Plastic bag and leaf drawings.

Plastic bag and leaves

Oil pastel on paper on cardboard.When I see nature I like, I sometimes put it in a plastic bag and take it home. That’s a typical modern experience of nature. This composite drawing compromises of studies of various types of leaves found in Berlin and a blue plastic bag, used to collect the leaves.The final […]