Sketchbooks

"I have kept sketchbooks – spasmodically – ever since this was introduced to me as a daily activity while a student at Harrow School of Art in the 1960s. In the last few years, however, photography seemed to be an easy alternative for recording and documenting the world as I experienced it. But this is not the case: nothing comes close to the intense observation and interpretation entailed in drawing and sketching.

For preference I draw with watercolours and Artline-type pens in small, bound, hardcover sketchbooks."

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Al Montaza Palace, Alexandria

Chefchaouen, Morocco, 1985

Festival, Penestenan, Bali, 1984

Garden, Cook St, 1987

Hal and Esther's, Darlington, 1987

Hamad, Sar Rutmush, Cairo

Kuah village, Langkawi, 1989

Luxor

Mummified cats, Egyptian Museum

Mummified monkey, Egyptian Museum

Perth Museum, 1987

Yusuf Ibn Nimr, Amman

Pinjarra Rose

Schoolhouse, Pinjarra

Sar Rutmush Turki, Cairo