Thursday, 10 September 2009

Callanish Stones

A watercolour from one of my own photos. I love the atmosphere of the Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis and this was my attempt to capture it.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009


Pen and crayon - 1988
I have done many Formula One pictures, in various media, over the years. But this is one of my all-time favourites - Keke Rosberg the Formula One World Champion of 1982.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Birch bark


Thursday, 3 September 2009



Pencil, pastel and oil pastel

Monday, 31 August 2009

Biblical scene


Pencil and charcoal

Friday, 28 August 2009

Kathe Kolkowitz


Charcoal drawing
A copy of Kathe Kolkowitz's self-portrait. Kathe Kollwitz's imagery is marked by poverty stricken, sickly women who are barely able to care for or nourish their children.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009



As with barns, I have drawn many dozens of bridges in pencil over the years. They, butterflies and trees are my favourite subjects. They have been the subject of many 'doodles' during meetings at work. I wonder what an art therapist would make of that.

Of these survivors at least one, the top one, and possibly the second, were drawn during Council committee meetings. Unusual though it may sound they did actually help me to pay attention to the proceedings. I doubt I ever went to a single meeting without doodling at least one butterfly somewhere on my papers.