Through recording aspects of my life in sketchbooks I've learnt so much about how I like to draw, paint and what inspires me. I add a lot of written notes to the layouts so that some pages become more like visual journal, each page containing a narrative.
Drawing humans 'in the wild' is one of my favourite things to do. Homes, gardens and collections of objects also feature a lot in my art which is mostly created in pencil, ink, watercolour and collaged fragments of found paper. Lots of my sketchbooks are handmade using old book covers and a variety of papers which give them a very well worn aesthetic.
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