After You’ve Gone

10 January 2024 By ian

This picture began as just a lovely coastal scene, from a photo taken on a walk around Arne. Arne’s a RSPB reserve on the shores of Poole harbour. It’s a place I’ve been visiting since I was a child (as a proud member of the Young Ornithologists Club). However, the more I looked at and […]

Daniel McNeil

7 October 2023 By ian

This is Daniel McNeil (@danwalksuk on Instagram) who is walking the entire UK coastline to raise money for SSAFA, the armed forces charity. He started two and a half years ago and is due to finish in November. So far he has raised almost £30 000. Please give him a follow and make a donation […]

Purbeck Artisan Yard

2 October 2023 By ian

The Purbeck Artisan Yard is a fantastic place in Wareham, Dorset that hosts the work of a number of local artists and makers. It’s full of really wonderful art of every kind. Each month they make spaces available for guest artists and throughout the whole of October I’ve got one of those spaces. I have […]

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.