• Flesh Fly

    Flesh fly

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    Earwig

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    Lurchers

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    Damselfly

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    Horse

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    Pig No. 2

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    Bees

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    Crane Fly AKA ‘Daddy Long Legs’

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    House Fly

Earwig

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013
Earwig

I’ve drawn an earwig. Yes for someone out there, this beastie has a special meaning. Found throughout the world with over 2000 species this slender glossy brown insect has real beauty when studied closely. This particular one took up residence in my tent on a recent camping trip to a friend’s 40th birthday party. Quite […]

Lurchers

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013
Lurchers

Here’s an indulgent picture of my two lurchers drawn with indian ink and watercolour wash. This was a taxing exercise as the older dog here, Albert, sadly moved into dog-afterlife by the time I came to draw this (Albert is the chocolate-brown lurcher.) Thus the picture became a reflective observation on his character. I’d meant […]

Speckled Bush Cricket….. on a tube of toothpaste.

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013
Speckled Bush Cricket….. on a tube of toothpaste.

Here is pictured a strange scene of a speckled green bush cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima) on a tube of child’s toothpaste in my bathroom. Yes, I can confirm these things do happen! This picture was demanded by my daughter after witnessing this in our bathroom one evening last week. The barcode should be scannable for those […]

Phone call from J G Lubbock

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013
Phone call from J G Lubbock

Tonight was one of those very special occasions. A phone call from one of the most personally inspiring of artists – Jo Lubbock. At the modest age of 98 Jo continues to produce art and written work to compliment his artwork. It was thrilling to talk to him. It was great to discuss our inspirations […]

Damselfly

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013
Damselfly

Seen here is my pen and ink sketch of the Beautiful Demoiselle Damselfly (Calopteryx virgo.) This is a male with it’s characteristic inky black wings and metallic shimmering blue-green body. I saw many of these whilst fly-fishing the fast and relatively shallow River Onny in Shropshire. They flitted onto sunny perches then would glide down […]

Ethical Website for an Artist?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2013
Ethical Website for an Artist?

Ok this may be of interest to fellow illustrators, photographers and artists wishing to set up an ethical website. I make the assumption here an aspirant illustrator/artist/photographer would be only using Apple/OS-X although I appreciate that whilst there has been some recent backturning on this corporate behmoth, most artists continue to use and admire the […]

Welcome

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013
Welcome

Welcome to my new website! I hope you enjoy the images. Please feel free to add comment or to contact me. Follow on Twitter for updates. Seen here is one of my early painted images “Bees” which featured as a cover image for the British Journal of Psychiatry. Pen and ink is now the mainstay […]