Tuesday, 13 September 2011

What are you Waiting for?

After waitressing full time for quite some time, the repetition is starting to get to me.
Constantly find myself rummaging in apron pockets for something or other,then forgetting what I was looking for in the first place; when sketching out this image it seemed to me that it acts as a kind of metaphor for the way I sometimes feel- looking for something (more rewarding, more inspiring) but not knowing quite what.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Miss Havisham

"The bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes"

I have just finished reading Great Expectations by Mr Dickens and absolutely loved it. Never really read Dickens before, so hesitantly started the book, thinking it might be a bit heavy going.. but actually couldnt't put it down. The characters are so vivid, particularly the bizarre Miss Havisham, an old woman who was left at the altar on her wedding day, and thereafter never wore anything but her bridal dress, stopped all the clocks in her house and blocked all sunlight from entering her rooms.

Found out that a new film adaptation is coming out next year, with Helena Bonham Carter as Miss H, so that'll be worth a watch.

Sunday, 4 September 2011


This is a sketch of the lovely Katherine Eves, when I was  in London recently. I want to work on this image with some bolder colour and pattern, and in general I'd like to do more portraits...

And a little bit more of Peru...

A mixed media (acrylic, pencil, found papers) piece on wood. Detail below.

Some crazy looking birds I saw in the Jungle, always hanging out in gangs.