Graphite pencil on Arches 300gsm paper and stamp. (65 x 35 x 8cm). Detailed drawing of South African plants on arrival to Australia. Shortlisted for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2014.
Graphite pencil on Arches 300gsm paper folded in Japanese Album format.(65 x 35 x 10cm). Sometimes inspiration of what to draw can be found in the everyday.
A work table, lamp and museum specimens were set up within the Colonial Gallery of the QVMAG in Tasmania. A chair was placed on the opposite side of the table for visitors to join me in drawing but instead I found that the chair was never empty as people simply wanted to talk about their favourite objects or to simply observe the act of drawing.
Graphite pencil on Arches 300gsm paper, painted river sticks. (100 x 100 x 7 cm). A fractured depiction of the Cataract Gorge in Tasmania. Glover Prize Finalist 2013.
Graphite pencil on paper folded into Japanese album format. (45 x 35 x 10cm).
Graphite pencil on paper in Japanese album format. (65 x 35 x 9cm). The plant images were of specimens grown in John Glover’s garden in “Patterdale”. The colour swatches were generated by the european plant colours introduced into the native landscape.
Ink and brush washes on paper. (76 x 55cm). This is an example of the very quick and carefree drawing style to represent the native bushland of Tasmania.
This was a month long open studio where work was produced within the gallery space. This image details the use of charcoal to draw a a squirrel that I photographed in Mexico City. All visitors to the open studio were encouraged to make any kind of marks that they wished and to experiment with drawing materials on a number of group projects.