Drawings

I draw in pen and pastels and enjoy the challenge of sketching on abraded surfaces built up with papers and then battered with various reductive techniques. I use collage as a metaphor for entropy; and find the breakdown and rearrangement of expected systems to yield endlessly fruitful and unexpected results.. I am literally thrilled by the challenge of making something compelling, or beautiful, from something ugly or apparently haphazard. 

Self Portrait, May 2020
Self Portrait March, 2021
Self Portrait with Saint of Franklin Street (two ways)
Self Portrait, March 2021 - Zygomatic Emphasis
Self Portrait February, 2021 - The Saint of Franklin Street Sees All
Self Portrait, February 2021 - With Covid-19
Adoption Allegory 03
Nature VS Nurture
Head Study 01
The Anxieties of Confinement
Head Study 05: Maxwell
djilas
Self Portrait in London, 2016
Portrait of a Man (sold)
Like Duran Duran and Greek Vases
Seeing Through The Bullshit
Heart
Portrait of Samuel Beckett (sold)
This Is Not Forest Whitaker
Museum Series, British Museum 03
Walter Liedtke at Quitting Time
Museum Series, V&A (01)
Museum Series, Vatican 03
Museum Series, V&A 02
Portrait of Linda
Head Study
Mixed Media Self Portrait
Portrait of a Stranger
Museum Series, Louvre 02
Portrait of Sire
Portrait of a Hunting Dog
Bob Dylan
Tom Waits
Jefferson Beauregard
Portrait of George "Lucky" Barwell
Portrait of Mike
Roger John
'Why They Banned Cameras'
Portrait of Rosa (Kenny) Madden
Leonard Cohen
Thomas Madden

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