The hallmark of my art is simple and direct mark-making which embodies my feelings and my whole being. This could be abstract colour shapes on cloth, or black and white drawings or prints on paper. Years of experience and intense focus are distilled into a few quick lines or marks. I like to work with charcoal or liquid medium such ink wash because they function as an extension of my hand and indeed my whole body, but I constantly push the boundaries with new media such oil or acrylic painting.
For the past few years I have focused on drawing horses. I have loved and drawn horses since I was a small child, and I am now as an adult and a sometime horse owner rediscovering this delight. I am fascinated by the complex form of the horse and by its beauty, and by the simultaneous combination of great power and sensitivity. I am always learning more about them and their construction and movement. For inside information, check out my blog.
When working for a commission, I draw in an expressive, almost abstract style, using media like charcoal and ink, which enable me to work with immediacy. In this way I can express my impressions and experience of the particular subject as well as its external appearance. The result is a simple and elegant piece of art which shows the essence of the horse, whether this is a portrait drawing or whether it shows the horse’s energy in movement.
My book “Draw Horses in 15 Minutes” (Ilex/Octopus) was published in 2015. I run workshops based on the method described in the book, which explores general art techniques and also specific detail on equine anatomy.
I love to meet people who enjoy my art and discuss it with me and offer their ideas. Please visit me at the events listed for 2019, get in touch via this website on firstname.lastname@example.org.