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In this blog I share my journey as a coloured pencil artist, teacher and critic.

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on Feb 9, 2017

THEN I GET UP AGAIN. Now that you have Chumbawamba’s 1997 hit song in your head, read on! “The Disappearing Highway near the Disappearing House” Digital Media 104 x 154 cms In 1969, the village of Conara was by-passed by … Continue re...

“Mersey River Rocks” 32 x 45 cms Museum Aquarelle, Prismacolor, Polychromos, Luminance & Derwent Artist’s pencils on Mi Teintes paper. Own reference. Do you suffer from CORCD? I do. “Compulsive, Obsessive Rock Collector’s Di...

Some of the drawings that I’ve done over the past 2 weeks. Each is 45 x 32 cms, Prismacolor, DerwentArtist’s and Luminance pencils on Canson Mi Teintes paper. I’ve received a few comments lately on Facebook regarding the speed at which...


on Dec 5, 2016 in: Art, drawing

“Healing Cream” 83 x 148 cms Prismacolor pencils on Canson pastel board. Own reference. The therapeutic benefits of the art making process are recognised by all who practise the visual arts. Often it is the process of creation that gives...

“Forest Floor, Tasmanian Highlands”  20 x 28 cms, Pablo coloured pencils on 190 gsm acid free paper Own reference and imagination. The tsunami of adult colouring books has subsided significantly in the past few months and there are many...

A Ticket to Ride?

on Oct 19, 2016 in: ideas, landscape, peace

I came across the 2 coloured pencil drawings featured above while I was researching for an article that I’m writing for the UKCPS. What is interesting about them is that they are from the same area, but drawn some 20 … Continue reading →...

This is my set-up for drawing on the balcony. The  drawings featured are the first in a new series that explores the abstract nature of the natural environment. Top: “Flecker Gardens Abstract”, Bottom: “Daintree Reflection”.