Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Royal Ballet

Joyful opportunity to draw at the Royal Ballet rehearsals for Swan Lake at the Coliseum. The time just flew by and the energy in the room was absolute focus.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Notes from a Meeting

There was an important staff planning day which began with a series of long presentations. I made some notes assiduously throughout the morning. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

World Cup 2018

These drawings are all made in Spain while watching World Cup 2018 matches or during the build up to the match. I do not like football on television or sitting in bars so I tend to sit with my back to the screen and draw whatever is in front of me. All of these images are peaceful scenes that were made while there was match related tension in the air. 

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Pharaoh Saunders

Last night I was at the Barbican to see the legendary Pharaoh Saunders. He is now in his seventies and the Barbican was packed with men in dark clothing and women with sparkly tops (myself included). We had really good seats with an unobscured view of the stage and even though it was completely dark and I couldn't see a thing I wanted to record the event in my sketchbook. I made a series of drawings and only saw them when the lights went up. Also learned that he is called Pharaoh Sanders, as in Colonel and not Saunders.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Not at Love Supreme

A hot day hopping out of the Love Supreme festival. Sitting having coffee in a friends garden, the sun is strong and I am aware that my right arm is burning. Really relaxing location and having a very nice chat about performance art with a fellow festival exiteer. As the afternoon wears on more people leave the festival and join the conversation. A 7 year old artist beside me also draws the scene....... very nicely. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Vegan Sunday

Sitting in a Malaga cafe I have visited many times before. The cafe is a social enterprise and this leads to a very relaxed easy going atmosphere and surprisingly cheap prices. It is vegan Sunday and I am awaiting the arrival of friends not seen for a very long time. There is a man sitting on a staircase behind me very carefully painting a column of well drawn ants onto the wall.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

We Are Our Brains

Sacha is concentrating hard on his holiday reading, We Are Our Brains by Dick Swaab. I am concentrating hard on capturing the concentration.