Tonal Nudes

In portraits I aim for a vivid presence, in nudes a sense of dynamism and animal grace, in still-life a charged but harmonious arrangement. In all my work observed reality is underpinned by abstract values.

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Coloured Drawings

Colour was essential to these pictures. It enabled me to tap into memories of a magical place: a pink sky at dusk, a wave breaking on the shore, small boats slicing through an aquamarine sea.

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Nudes in Line

A sense of immediacy sets these drawings apart from the rest of my output. They are ends in themselves and have no role as studies for paintings.
Free from my usual, slow and deliberate working methods, I was able to indulge in the exhilarating sensation of ‘taking a line for a walk’!

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