I was recently commissioned by the UEA Sportspark to draw some of it’s facilities on location to help show people the wide range of activities you can do there.Read More
I literally only heard about this event days before it happened. It sounded like there would be lots to capture so I jumped onboard one of the vintage buses that was running from Norwich to Wymondham on the day and spent a few hours milling around in the crowds capturing some scenes.
Semi-intentionally I only drew with ‘vintage’ equipment, so old dip pens and indian ink with watercolour. Now this did result in me tipping inky water all over myself along with coming home with black fingertips, but it’s fun to make a mess sometimes!
I managed to see a fair bit but couldn’t draw everything I wanted, so must head back next year. Very impressed with the organisation of this event – great turn out and loads to see. Was great to see the market town bustling with life of all ages.
Out of all the subjects to draw my highlight was drawing retired fireman Chris (above) there’s nothing like drawing someone there and then at an event. It’s a leap of faith for them as you could be a weirdo and it’s a gamble for you as this is a one shot job. Mess it up and that’s it. Maybe that’s why I love drawing like this so much – it’s an adrenaline rush. You are on the edge of going wrong with any pen stroke. But with great risk comes great reward. A blank page needs to be attacked. No pencils, no rubbers – just make a mark. I’m ranting now – anyway glad I went.
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I visited the Annual Vintage Working Show at Little Ellingham on the 12th August. I love documenting live events, and this one was in the village next to where I grew up in – so familiar territory!Read More
Saturday 28th July 2018 marked the tenth year of the Norwich Pride Parade, and I documented this event through drawing…Read More
I held my second solo exhibition ‘Drawn to the City’ at Studio 20, Norwich from the 6th-8th July 2018.Read More
My recent event coverage work for the Norfolk & Norwich Festival was featured in the EDP on the 26th May. I had given an interview the day before, and spoke of my process in creating the drawings on location. Great to have my work featured! Read the full article at the EDP website.
This weekend I visited the Roger Law exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre, primarily to see the Spitting Image puppets up close and learn some more about his work.Read More
I recently spent a weekend in Bruges, Belgium for a Winter break, myself and my girlfriend were attracted by the promise of good beer, chocolate, waffles and medieval architecture.
Bruges did not disappoint, every street is cobbled and lined with medieval buildings. From the picturesque Markt Square, with the multi-coloured guild houses and imposing Belfry Tower to the canals and bridges, there is plenty to see.Read More
I visited the capital last weekend to go to the ABBA exhibition at the Southbank Centre with my other half, and did some quick sketches whilst out and about.Read More
Just before Christmas I was approached by Patterns of Play to produce a cover illustration for the Norwich FC home programme. It was to be for their first game of 2018 with Millwall. Due to the Christmas shutdown the artwork had to be completed that week, giving me not long to get the job done. I love a tight deadline so I jumped at the challenge!Read More
Drawing whilst attempting to walk the Peddars Way from Suffolk to North Norfolk.Read More
A day spent retracing my steps in the capital through drawing on location.Read More
I ran the London Marathon this year and took along my sketchbook.Read More
Here's the scene during the Christmas day present opening ceremony at my family home. Mum dealt the presents whilst the rest of us waited in anticipation.
During the end of October I took part in Paint Out Norwich, one of the UK’s leading plein air art competitions.Read More
Back in the first week of September my girlfriend and I spent a relaxing week in North Cornwall, calling in on Bath on the way there and Bristol on the way back.Read More
As part of the Learning at Work week at Virgin Money's Norwich office I was asked to do a short session on drawing back in June.Read More
I attended Latitude for the first time this year and obviously took along a sketchbook!Read More
On Friday 10th June I had the pleasure of being asked to do a Live Drawing event at The Alley, a new bar/café next door to Moosey Art Gallery in Norwich.Read More
Drawings of staff in the Virgin Money London office dressed up for the annual Halloween fancy dress competition. All drawn from life on the day.