drawings

Mangabay

Mangabay 2016Charcoal on found wood46cm x 65cm Unframed The mangabay image is from a favourite childrens animal annual of mine called ‘Introducing Animals’ from the 50s. the pictures are all made in a zoo, and I think the monkey, natural to the Congo, looks a bit board, hand on his knee, legs stretched out on …

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Javan Tiger

Javan tiger extinct 2017coloured pencil on paper21cm x 29cm Made during a residency on Fowey moor at Warleggan, using found imagery from a 60s wildlife annual, red seemed an appropriate colour as these animals habitat is destroyed for profit. In some areas there is hope that we will slow or perhaps halt the desecration of …

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Drawing 1 May

Drawing 1 2015Oil on board(?)45cm x 65cm Made from a self portrait and a found image of a primate. Copying the monkey’s pose I wanted to put myself literally alongside her, and it felt uneasy. Making larger scale charcoal drawings on found wood has become an important part of my process. I enjoy working at …

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Don’t look at me

Don’t look at me 2 2017Metal plate etching20cm x 20cm This drawing was scratched into a metal plate that was previously used by another artist to make an etching. I could not see properly what I was producing so the result has a strange slightly cumbersome look, which I liked. The title came from the …

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The bison

The bison 2018Charcoal on wood46cm x 66cm x 3cm Back framed The Bison is sourced from my animal annual ‘Introducing Animals’ the portraits of animals do give them some dignity, but you sense that the enclosures are always just a bit too small for animals who are used to roaming wide and far. Although it …

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Blue Fish

Blue Fish 2018Drawing32cm x 24cm I made this drawing on a train journey from a reference image found in a 50s book about the fishing industry. The paper is the reverse of a military print retrieved from a framed acquisition at my local art auction house. It is intended to highlight the long and rather …

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