The sketchbook is my everyday record of scenes that inspire and places I visit. Typically my entries feature deep skies and architectural reference, often flooded with expressive watercolour or acrylic paints. My sketchbook forms the basis of my larger acrylic works. They lay the foundation for composition and contrast which are key elements in my work.
The Urban sketching movement has been pivotal in my development as an artist and this, 'on location' or 'plein air', way of capturing the places we live in remains close to my heart. Below is a small selection of my regular Instagram social media feed.
I have reflected heavily on my sketchbook over the last year and adapted many of these pieces into larger more artful creations on canvas that forge visual reference and my imagination.