Drawing is an essential part of my practice I create 'drawing works', complete works in drawing media as well as using drawing as a primary research tool, to assimilate imagery of the body from medical collections and archives. This provides a strand of understanding about the physical body that penetrates my practice.
The State of Things Enfleshing Ghost Drawing Series, 2021
146.5 x 176 cm
Pencil, graphite, charcoal, ink, Aquacryl, collage, oil stick & wax on paper
Inside drawing IV with three dimensional form, 2020
70 x 100 x 26 cm deep
Aquacryl, ink, graphite stick, pencil and
wax on paper, with stuffed and wired textiles
Enfleshing drawing II with ghost, 2021
70 x 100 cm
Ink, charcoal, pencil, wax, Aquacryl and collage
Drawing Knotted Form I, 2020
42 x 60 cm
Charcoal and pencil on paper
I hold both a fascination and wonder about the workings of the human body, coupled with a long-standing interest in the history of science. I am particularly interested in the role close observation and illustration have played in making breakthrough discoveries about our internal physiology.
Seventeenth century anatomy table, 2020
Research drawing Royal College of Physicians
29 x 42 cm
Pencil and charcoal
Life drawing is another type of observational or research drawing. It teaches me about the articulation of the body and the expression of character. I am respectful of models, always grateful for the opportunity to draw the human form and determined to remain mindful of the historic exploitation of female models.
60 x 84 cm
Ink pigment stick and graphite stick on paper