Category: Hand drawn

Possibly because of a childhood spent with chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants and all other manner of poultry and wildfowl, I’ve always had an affinity with birds. Here’s a selection of acrylic/ watercolours produced in the past few years. (I have been known to give copies for worthy causes).

Many clients have asked to see sketchbook examples from my painting/drawing portfolio. Included here are a broad range that demonstrate (for murals etc.) the work or styles that I have used in the past and am happy to develop to a client’s brief- some are from school, others from travels including an expedition to the Arctic island of West Spitzbergen.

Most of my private commissions result in hand drawn plans and reports. I usually work on trace paper with ink, copy the original onto paper and hand colour the paper print with pantone and pro-marker inks.

For computer rendered drawings I prefer the initial drawing layer to still be hand-drawn black and white base.

The coloured original is then scanned and annotated, often submitted as part of a data collection and concept to design development report submission.

The scale, complexity and content of the drawings closely reflects the Client’s brief and budget.

Whilst based in Warsaw I worked on several landscape enhancement schemes for a private practise architect (www.modernstudio.plĀ modernstudio) involved with the improvement of Wroclaw City Council’s housing stock.

The landscape proposals, though low budget, and restrained by several peculiar bye-laws were vast improvements on the derelict, denuded, filthy, drug paraphernalia littered ‘gardens’ and over-spill parking areas’ that existed.

Construction for the first project commenced in the autumn of 2012, and the landscaping scheme was partially implemented in 2015.