I did a three dimensional art degree which was great but during that time at art college I realised that drawing and painting was my passion. It was my sketchbooks that took pride of place in my degree show and they outshone any object I had made.
I love drawing and it is always the basis of any painting I may do. You may notice that my paintings are quite drawing-like in many ways...
The following 3 watercolour sketches are from my summer holiday in North Wales
The sheep kept moving for this next one!
I went on to do a painting from this one called 'End of Day'
These next 2 were done on the beautiful Penrose Estate near to where I live which has inspired many of my paintings.
Stunning Loe Bar...
These next pencil sketches were ideas for future paintings. They were made from photographs i had taken on my travels.
If you are at all interested in art, I encourage you to draw, draw, draw as much as you can, whether outside or inside. It is such a rewarding thing to do and many ideas can germinate this way. That is the joy of sketch for me!