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 […]

The Isle of Portland from Redcliff Point

14 December 2022 By ian

Redcliff Point is part of the southern coast of the Isle of Purbeck, on both the Jurassic Coast and the South West Coast Path. My step-son, Ollie, and I had gone for a long walk along the cliff tops a few days after Christmas Day last year and decided on the way back to take […]

Making Our Mark exhibition

7 December 2022 By ian

Making Our Mark is the second exhibition put on this year by Art in Poundbury at the quite fantastic Jubilee Hall in Dorchester, Dorset. I have two of my Reeds pictures there, and did a really fun ‘Meet the Artist’ session on Monday morning (which I very much failed to publicise properly), but much more […]