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Society of Graphic Fine Art Open 22

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.

Pet Portrait Commissions

24 January 2023 By ian

Here’s Ozzy, a beautiful black lab. I do love this picture but I have to admit it’s pretty much impossible for a labrador to be anything but gorgeous. I’m doing more pet commissions now so if you’re interested in me drawing your favourite dog, cat, rabbit, horse or tortoise (or any other pet) then please […]

I Think of You

21 December 2022 By ian

I recently finished this picture, which I’ve called I Think of You. A picture of a loved one lost in thought. Drawing this has reminded me just how much I love drawing people. This is another one of my entries into next year’s SGFA Open. I find out in February which drawings, if any, have […]