About my artwork
From the age of three, my early compositions were the usual scribbles.
This changed within a year. By then, I was interested in televisions and maps, and drew televisions. My first notable real drawing was a map of the United Kingdom - drawn from memory - which attracted the attention of staff at my then nursery class.
Drawing was more than a pastime. Drawing was the bridge between me being quiet, dead to the world and screaming. Drawing also became an escape route. Even today, I feel lost without a pen and some paper. This is also applicable to my written material.
A four day assessment at Ewing School in 1986 (prior to joining in January 1987), also noticed the advanced drawing skills. Then, a new phrase entered the vocabulary: photographic memory. This is employed today for original compositions, where buildings were planned in rough or straight to paper from the subconscious mind. This also applies to buses I have drawn in Greater Manchester Transport livery (both 1974 and 1980 variants).
My media of choice is a technical pen, often using a rule and sometimes French curves. I have tried other media such as pastels, Conte crayons, oil paints and felt pens. My usual weapon of choice serves me well, as I am more able to do drawings with intense detail with them.