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 


Cala d'Hort , 1993


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




Birthday flower 2004


Farmoor with the sketching class 2008



Iris 2011

Sketches since then