Time off in Bologna

It was so much fun traveling with another illustrator! When Sarah and I weren’t at the fair we walked through the streets of Bologna, stopping frequently to sketch. Or to go into a second hand shop. Or eat a gelato...
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Achill Island work in progress

I had hope time would pass more slowly on Achill Island, but unfortunately this hasn't been the case. On the contrary, time has been flying by! Today is our last day at the Folly. My mother and I have spent our days painting and drawing on various locations on the island, taking photographs, and keeping the stoves burning...
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Artist retreat on Achill Island, Ireland

When my mum came to visit me in London earlier this year we spent a few very enjoyable days drawing together. We both loved it so much, we said to each other 'we should do this more often!'. My mum came up with the idea of going on an artist retreat and found this cottage on the West coast of Ireland, owned by a group of artists from Amsterdam...
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When I was young my mother would always be painting and drawing. She would draw my brother and I while we were watching television, or she'd draw the scenery from the car while my dad drove us towards our holiday destination. She would doodle while being on the phone and always keep a sketchbook...
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Drawing in front of the telly II

Ever since I read about how one of my favourite living artists Grayson Perry draws in front of the telly, I haven't been able to watch anything without sketching. It has really helped loosing me up (even without beer, though I've done some sipping a cocktail... I recently bought some felt pens, to go Grayson Perry all the way...
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Drawing in front the telly

I really enjoyed listening to Grayson Perry's series of lectures on art for BBC Radio 4 (listen or download these Reith Lectures here). In one episode he mentioned he like's drawing in front of the television while watching crap programs...
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Park life

I'm loving this summer! But as much as I enjoy the heat, the temperatures at the studio are pushing it a bit.. It's been so hot (35C!) I've been forced to take my drawing pad outside. Luckily I live close to two lovely parks. I couldn't resist making some doodles of all the interesting characters that were surrounding me...
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Superquick sketches

Some superquick watercolor sketches I did the other day…
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Live senior punk rock life drawing

Totally random but highly enjoyable evening in the backroom of The Royal Oak in Cardiff last Friday, where several bands performed for Big Scott's show on Cardiff Radio. My mate Matt from Quiet Marauder (who gave a brilliant performance themselves that night) joined these old geezers on percussion. One guy was sound asleep throughout their entire set haha.
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