"The artist...is also a born adventurer. His explorations, unlike those of a tourist, are rewarded by the discovery of beauty spots unmentioned in the guide books, and with tireless curiosity and an exceptional proneness to wonderment, he will come upon objects of remarkable interest overlooked or even shunned by more disciplined observers."
Augustus John, R.A.
Sunday, 7 November 2010
Finished 3 more illustrations this week with another 3 still taped on the drawing board in various stages of finish. Although one of them isn't going too well and may have to be reworked.
Turtle Dove. Pencil and Ink Wash. 130mm x 90mm.
Long Eared Owl. Pencil and Ink Wash. 130mm x 90mm.
Montagu's Harrier (Male). Pencil and Ink Wash. 90mm x 130mm.
I studied illustration at Dyfed College of Art, Carmarthen, graduating in 1984. The works shown on this site are based on observations and drawings made directly from life in the field. The field sketches are mostly drawn using a Rotring Art Pen or a soft 6B pencil. The finished studio pieces are generally linocuts but I have recently started working with drypoints and mezzotints. Further information and more examples of my artwork can be found by following the link below to my website.