Author: ian

I Must Go Down to the Sea Again

21 June 2023 By ian

Here’s my latest Dorset drawing, titled from John Masefield’s poem Sea Fever. It’s drawn with my usual Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils on Daler-Rowney smooth heavyweight cartridge paper. The location is the famous Durdle Door with the Isle of Portland in the distant background.

Society of Graphic Fine Art Open 23

20 March 2023 By ian

The annual open exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art is a true celebration of drawing in all its forms and is held in the Mall Galleries in London. This year the exhibition ran from 13 to 18 March. This is the fourth year I’ve entered drawings into the exhibition and the first year […]

Collect Art magazine article

7 February 2023 By ian

I was fortunate to be included in the 17th volume of Collect Art’s magazine, a special edition featuring twenty-five artists’ sketches and drawings. We were all asked more or less the same questions and it’s fascinating seeing the common threads and the differences. The work in the magazine is really wonderful, too. Just in case […]


4 February 2023 By ian

Birthday Here’s another commission I completed in January. I had a lot of fun with this one. A lovely moment with lovely people. As usual, I used Mitsubishi Hi-Uni pencils on Daler-Rowney heavyweight cartridge paper, with a blending stump for the background.