My journey from original watercolour landscapes to picture book illustrations via a myriad of materials. And why I still keep coming back to watercolour.
urban sketching on location, capturing the atmosphere and essence of a particular place and time. Sketching the people, the activities and the environment. This can be in urban or rural settings and record special events or everyday life. Drawing and painting scenes around Reading, Berkshire. Also travel sketching around the UK and abroad.
Coffee drinking Christmas dinosaurs, Reindeer, trees and a sea of Santas, all running in the snow. Sometimes the crazy bits of illustrations come straight from life.
We can all get too close to our work when we're in the middle of it. We need some distance to be able to judge images for what they are, rather than what we hoped they would be.
Work from an urban sketching workshop with Isabel Carmona, focussed on creating depth and defining space with expressive line and energetic solids.