I have always loved dolls. They appear in my work whenever I want to explore childhood, memory or personal nostalgia. I found this lovely lady in a charity shop last week. Where did she come from? Who made her? Who did she belong to? I can’t wait to make some drawings of her.
My work is featured in the new issue of Juno. It accompanies a great article on sibling relationships by Sarah Ockwell-Smith.
Juno is a natural, ethical (and really beautifully-produced) parenting magazine. You can buy a copy or find out more at www.junomagazine.com
I like working in square formats – I find it such a challenge to create a sense of balance in that shape.
So here’s a horse and a parrot… both in squares.
Two drawings I made with ink, pencil and emulsion.
Making, baking, playing.
A hand-drawn pencil portrait from a beautiful, spontaneous photograph, infused with collage and textural elements.
Playing at being a mouse (squeak squeak)…
…playing at robots (beep beep)…
…playing at going to the moon (zoom zoom)…
Thinking, making, doing, dreaming.
Two lovely twins. A drawing I made with pencil and pencil crayon. I wanted there to be a visual softness in this one, so I kept the application of colour quite sketchy and used random circles in place of block tone or pattern. I hope this sense of softness starts to convey their special bond.