Category: Light & Water

An Old Memory

27 March 2021 By ian

I’ve always been drawn to water. Although there’s no pun intended with that statement, it’s true that I have fond childhood memories of sitting and drawing by the local river. Thinking about it now, I really ought to draw that river again. These days I get to see the sea every morning when I open […]

Reeds II

3 March 2021 By ian

We have a couple of beautiful bird reserves nearby and I love to walk around them when the sun is low in the sky. They both have extensive reed beds and the light at dawn and dusk is just incredible. I’m exploring that with what will be a short series of drawings – probably just four […]


27 February 2021 By ian

This week’s picture of the week is “Splash”. This is an original drawing that has been exhibited at Bridport Arts Centre as part of last year’s Treasure Planet exhibition, sadly curtailed due to the pandemic. It’s graphite pencil on watercolour paper and is 41cm by 31cm in size (not including the frame). The texture of […]

The Cobb, Lyme Regis

20 February 2021 By ian

This week’s Picture of the Week is this beautifully atmospheric view of one of Dorset’s most famous landmarks. There has been a harbour here in Lyme Regis for well over seven hundred years but the Cobb itself was built in 1824. It’s famous for its starring role in The French Lieutenant’s Woman. I took the […]

Shop Launch and Picture of the Week

13 February 2021 By ian

I’m really excited to be (finally) launching my own online store. It’s full of original drawings, prints and cards. There is quite a lot there already and I have more to add over the coming weeks. To celebrate the launch I have a very imaginatively named discount code: LAUNCH. Type that in at checkout and […]