Sketchbook

Here are some of my sketches, from the early 1980s onwards. They give a some kind of picture of where I've been and how I felt about it. I can vouch anyway for the therapeutic effect of filling your mind with a subject, and attempting to produce an image of it.

 

In 1982, at Charles's house, at Relugas Mill, in Morayshire, Scotland

 

In Bridport, Dorset in 1986 with my mother

 

Youth hostel on the Gower peninsular, 1987. Simon and Zoe, with Birdy's children, climbed out of the window to break the curfew

 

Hickling Broad, Norfolk, on the way to Martin's

 

Staying at Martin's house in Gorleston, in 1987, with Tio, Jack, Eileen, Helen and Richard

In Australia

 

Taylor Street, Toowoomba 1988

Beach house in Caloundra, Queensland, 1988

 

Beach at Caloundra

 

Wreck at Dicky beach, Queensland, 1988

 

Dicky beach, Queensland, 1988

 

Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, 1988

Annie and Pierangelo's, Sydney, 19 94 

At ByronBay, NSW, 1994

Watching Australia vs England, Toowoomba, 1994

Quince outside Queenslander window, Christmas 1995 

 

Cat by Margaret and Bob's pool, Victoria Park, Perth 1996

 

Cylinder beach, Stradbroke, 1996

 

 

Cottesloe Beach, Perth 1996

 

From the carport, Goulnan Street, Brisbane 2002

 

Eileen's Orange tree, Chapeltown 2002

MALAWI, 1990 

 

Central Blantyre

 

Red Cross house, Blantyre

 

On the shore of Lake Malawi

Dusk on the Nyika Plateau 

 Ibiza

Cala d'Hort , 1993

Southwold

Southwold, a 1950s-style Suffolk resort was a favourite destination for a summer week with Tio and my mother (Gran) we enjoyed the food and drink courtesy of Adnams, and the adjoining former art-colony of Walberswick.

 

 

Seagull cottage 1993. Gran is in the foreground.

 

Walberswick 1994

Near Walberswick 1994

 

 

Happy Suffolk pig 1995

 

Southwold 1996

 

Rainy day, 1996

 

Gran with Tio on South Green

Visit to Crowley country 

Red Abbey, Cork  1993

 

Italy 1997

visiting Pierangelo's family

 Beverimo smallholding

 

In Florence

 

On holiday

 

Lamorna Cove Cornwall 1988

 

Devon cottage 1995

 

Cricket at Crewkerne Dorset 1998

The first of my holiday breaks with Kate and Philip: Prague 1991

 

Chanpigneulles, Nancy on a house swap. We had one less gerbil when we got back.

 

 

Le Touquet 2010

 

St Ives with Zoe

Camping at St Hilaire 2006 

 

Marina at Hayling Island, where I went with mother, 2006

 

Oxfordshire

 

Birthday flower 2004

 

Farmoor with the sketching class 2008

 

 

Iris 2011

Portraits and Life drawings t

 

Self  2009

 Self 1990s

Harriet 199? 

Sleeping woman at Elm Park 

 Reclining figure

Figure  showing tone 

Figure in ohre and blue

 

Cherub near Augustus Ceasar's leg: Ashmolean 2011