The  Grape & Olive, Swansea

The Grape & Olive, Swansea

We had such a lovely evening here at this restaurant & bar. I was so pleased that I had taken my old faithfuls along; my sketchbook and my jam-packed pencil case.  It was after a few glasses of delicious wine and and an even more delicious fish dish , that I...
h.Art week exhibitions seen

h.Art week exhibitions seen

    On Thursday night I attended the private view of Kathyrn Sassall &  Ed Ball at the Greenstage Gallery. Both artists create multi-coloured paintings- Ed’s are a visual interpretation of music and rhythm and I could see an almost ‘textile’...
HACS exhibition at the Courtyard

HACS exhibition at the Courtyard

A small selection of the artwork on display at the HACS summer exhibition at the Hereford Courtyard. My three pen drawings are in the centre. All three are original sketches. With the first drawing it’s the amount of space to the right of the page that I love....
Sketches  in Farmhouse & Bath

Sketches in Farmhouse & Bath

We visited one of our favourite Bath cafes, Cafe Lucca. I love its adjoining shop The Loft too . This a pen drawing of a few of the items I spotted whilst sat at my table. He reads while I draw, absorbed in the daily news. I sketch him sitting at the farmhouse...
Thinking of Christmas

Thinking of Christmas

Thinking of Christmas… Making my Christmas cards here sat at the table in my studio. I know it’s early, but I felt inspired this afternoon to get them started.  I had the beautiful King’s College Choir sing Christmas Carols to me while I...
Coffee in Miros Cafe

Coffee in Miros Cafe

It was his stripey blue t-shirt under the checked one that caught my eye which inspired me to get the pencil case out today. I love the way the body ‘fills a shirt’, the flowing lines, the folds & creases.  I was reading a book ( I am rarely without...