Archives for category: Contemporary Drawing
Dial M For Murgatroyd
297 x 420mm

Dial M For Murgatroyd is an early example of a digital construct. The constituent parts are a photograph of the Dorset countryside taken from a speeding train and bits of sketchbook drawings and paintings of various sizes and on various surfaces made in 2020. A new landscape.

Dial M For Murgatroyd is available to buy as a giclée Print (Lucia Ex Pigment on Hahnemühle Agave 290gsm paper).

Each print is accompanied by a digitally signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, in an edition of 200

Please allow 10 days for delivery

Blinding Light, graphite and watercolour pencil and acrylic paint on artboard, 420 x 594 mm, 2023

Blinding Light is one of a series of wholly improvised drawing/ painting/ mosaics created over a period of about a fortnight in 2023. I obviously had a thing about socks, shoes and noses.

The process with these pieces is to divide two sheets of A3 art board into eight tiles each (measuring c. 10.5 x 14.75 cm). Each one is then numbered on the reverse, the pack of 16 tiles is shuffled and I start drawing or painting on the tile from the top of the pack. When every tile has been worked on the two sheets of A3 are reassembled in number order.

Dirt Giclée Print
297 x 420mm

So, Dirt…Dirt is constructed from elements of improvised sketchbook drawings and paintings I made on paper and canvas and brought together to form a new digital image in 2022.

It’s one of a series of digital constructs – a technique I’m still drawn to using – that began years ago. The original idea was to combine the spontaneity of Expressionism with the particular limits of digital tools.

What I like about the technique is the surprise effects that happen when you juxtapose paint and pencil marks from different sources. In this image I can see animals.

Dirt is on sale as a print in my shop:

Printed with Lucia Ex Pigment by Canon on Hahnemühle Agave 290gsm paper by Klein Imaging in Manchester in an edition of 200. Each print is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

Hello folks! I see it’s been about a year since I last posted – it was meant to be more frequent, but life got in the way in horrible ways. Anyway, here we are and I’ve decided to return in a rambling, semi-incoherent manner – I’m telling myself it’s a tip of the hat to the early days of blogging…

I’ve been listening to The Fall, Danger Mouse & Black Thought, and Bob Marley by the way, drinking lots of tea and reading music books…

9/10 Ends (Lone Guitar), And I Am Bereft, graphite and water soluble pencil and acrylic on artboard, 297 x 420 mm, 2022

I’ve updated my website, and will continue to post works etc to my instagram account, but I’m keeping The Future Is Papier Mâché for the rambling, incoherent diaristic stuff. Hope you’re all well and enjoying life.

Revisited Accident Stag, acrylic on canvas, 80 X 80 cm, 2018-2022