In parallel to this inward-looking work, I have used sketchbooks to record life around me, both at home and overseas.
My drawing originated in Life Drawing classes since 2004 and an ongoing practice. I work mostly in graphite, charcoal, ink, watercolour and oil pastel. Using these also as the basis for printmaking.
Airports and cafes
I also use many hours I spend in airports and cafes to observe and sketch people. I am particularly interested in different fashions. I am experimenting with ways of using an iPad for sketching and/or further developing my pencil sketches.
I am also interested in street photography and ways of using photographs as the basis for illustrations and documentary about urban life. I am interested in observing behaviour, experiences and relationships of women and men of different ages, ethnicity and economic background. Including experiences of homelessness and disability – having had short periods of both in my life.