Friday, 30 January 2009

Nikki Lauda

At the end of the 1980s I did a series in pen and felt tip of all the Formula One Champions to date; one for each year - a set of about 40.. This was Nikki Lauda's first World Championship year - 1975.

Wednesday, 28 January 2009


Pen and coloured pencil, date unknown

Monday, 26 January 2009

Eagle Crag

A pencil sketch of Eagle Crag in the Lake District, 1993.

Saturday, 24 January 2009


Rudolf Nureyev's foot.

Coloured pencil.

Thursday, 22 January 2009


Some pencil sketches from around 1989

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Some Chap

One of those chaps who stands outside my cage every now and then!

Thursday, 15 January 2009

My Partner

Don't you just love those eyes?
Gentle Lemur Hapalemur griseus

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Canon Rawnsley

I have been fascinated by Canon Rawnsley since I was a child. At college I wrote a lengthy dissertation about him and researched a bibliography. Since he was a prolific writer that was quite some job. In addition to many books he was constantly writing to The Times and other newspapers and he was one of the most prolific sonnet writers in history, creating around 30,000 of them. (The fact that most of them were appalling is irrelevant.) I had a couple of mini-biographies of him published in magazines like the Lakeland Rmbler. I was delighted when, in the late 1960s, I came across a poster size picture of him and for many years it hung on my walls. This sketch was done from that poster.

Friday, 2 January 2009

Blue Irises

Pastel November 1995 (9" x 7")
Not directly copied but the idea for a series of Iris pastels that I did came from a painting by Linda Fay Powell. Like many of my works they appear unsigned because they have at some stage been cropped to fit a picture frame.