Mysterious Garden

A couple of years ago I drew an imaginary plant in silverpoint, which at the time I thought of as a the first in a series of drawings to be called Mysterious Garden. Well, I finally got back to that project last week and drew 2 more pieces in the series. I'm posting all 3... Continue Reading →

Birdseye

Birdseye, 2022, ink on paper, 17" x 14" Tonight, I am sharing a newly completed personal piece called Birdseye. I worked on it, off and on, over the summer, in between some book illustration projects and revisions to my novel in progress. Earlier this week, I turned in the latter to my literary agent, so... Continue Reading →

We Shall be Near You

Under drawing for We Shall be Near You Today I am sharing the graphite under-drawing for a new piece called We Shall be Near You. I borrowed the title from a poem by Yeats. In the context of this piece, the words refer to the idea of friendship and loyalty, the nearness of others. I’m... Continue Reading →

Summer Deep

There’s an old T.Rex song called Summer Deep. The first verse goes like this… Summer deep is in the hills againHis lady is a lionessWinds of birds blow through the fields againInvaders from the true worlds Summer ends on September 22, so I suppose we are in Summer Deep now. I spent most of this... Continue Reading →

Fungus King

It's been a busy summer so far working on some commissioned illustration work and revising my next novel. I have managed to squeeze in a few smaller personal works though, some of which have made to to my shop. Here's the link if you are interested in checking them out. One of my recent favourites... Continue Reading →

Card Drawings

I love drawing on cards and other scraps of paper. Here are 4 new ones that I quite like. They are all available in my shop. Twilight Hunter, 2022, ink on cardstock, 5" x 7" Woodland Enchantress, 2022, ink on cardstock, 5" x 7" Listener, 2022, ink on cardstock, 5" x 7" Daydreamer, 2022, ink... Continue Reading →

The Assembly

The Assembly is a collaborative piece I did with American artist Joe MacGown. Joe prepared the board and started the drawing in ink. Earlier this year, I finished the piece, adding imagery to the top and bottom. I enjoyed working on this so much, I'm determined to do more work in ink on panel in... Continue Reading →

Recent Drawings

Over the last few weeks I've been doing some small stippled works between commissions. I thought I'd post some of them here for you to see. All of these drawing were done on 140lb hot press paper—my go-to paper for years, using .18 Rotring Rapidograph pen. Unless otherwise noted, these works are for sale on... Continue Reading →

Fresh Poison

Fresh Poison, 2021, Staedtler Pigment Liner on Fabriano Bristol Vellum, 12 x 9 inches Here's a drawing I finished toward the end of 2021. The title was taken from a song by Hozier. You might have heard it. The phrase struck me as quite apt in this age of misinformation, menace and, frankly, misery. Anyhow,... Continue Reading →

The Corner Book

The Corner Book, 2021, ink on Fabriano Bristol Vellum, 10" x 7" My next couple of posts will centre on some drawings I created at the end of 2021. I am a little in love with this Bristol Vellum from Fabriano. It's a nice paper for stippled pen work—just the right amount of tooth to... Continue Reading →

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