Category Archives: Drawing

A Portrait in Progress – Alan

Two sittings in… oil on linen 40 x 50cm Advertisements

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Playing in the Gallery: A Weekend of Drawing & Music

I was thrilled when earlier in the year I was asked by the Royal Academy to teach a course on drawing musicians in it’s beautiful historic life room. Drawing and painting musicians in rehearsal has been a subject which has … Continue reading

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The Quartet – A work in progress

  For a number of months now I have been working on a large-scale painting of a string quartet, piecing together information collected during rehearsal in the form of drawings and oil studies of both the individual players and of … Continue reading

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Two Young Sitters

Recent portrait commissions of two young ladies   Isla oil on linen 2016 Alejandra pencil on paper 2016

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Drawing & Music: Picturing Movement at the Royal Academy

This weekend course is an exciting opportunity to study the human figure, whilst being able to observe and analyse the shapes and relationships between musicians and their instruments. Study of Violinist, Wagner Rehearsal Drawing and painting musicians in rehearsal is … Continue reading

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Discovering drypoint

My article on the wonderfully expressive medium of drypoint etching is now available in the September ’16 issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This article discusses the techniques of drawing on and printing from a metal plate without using acid. … Continue reading

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Drawing Essentials: Understanding the Human Form and Anatomy at the Royal Academy

Learn the essentials to drawing and understanding the human form and anatomy in the Royal Academy’s historic Life Room, a space purpose-built for life drawing, with practising artists Adele Wagstaff and Andy Pankhurst. Week 1 – The Male Form Week … Continue reading

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Discovering Silverpoint

My article on drawing with the beautiful and delicate medium of Silverpoint is now available in the Summer 16 issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This article discusses the history of and how to approach this Renaissance drawing technique, alongside … Continue reading

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Drawing the human form and anatomy at the Royal Academy

Learn the essentials to drawing the human form and anatomy including the human head and upper and lower body in the Royal Academy’s historic Life Room – a space purpose-built for life drawing, with practising artist Adele Wagstaff. The representation … Continue reading

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Beginnings and a proposal البدايات واقتراح

It is now ten years since I first travelled to a small community on the southern edge of Luxor with a view to making a series of portraits of the people I met, and of those families I got to … Continue reading

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