2022

A look around the studio in March

Lichen drawings

Growth patterns of lichen are often sinuous and complicated, radiating out from a centre or developing along a line. The rate of growth is often very very slow. It is as if a giant sits down and slowly scribbles on rocks and twigs – inscrutable inscriptions that we ponder over and enjoy.

Trees & landscape

Sometimes the landscape drawings are more diagrammatic – field patterns dotted with flattened shapes of trees. Sometimes they are more spatial and topographical – volumes of rock and tree set against the misty void of clouds, wind & rain.

Notebook studies

From the collections of things found on walks, I often select one item and study it more closely. The shapes of dried, battered, trampled clumps of grass are particularly interesting.