Artwork

Portraits for me, whether those of living people or of flowers, fruits or vegetables, show the preciousness of life and the passing of time. Part of my exploration involves linking a person’s attribute with their portrait, in the same way that saints in medieval art were identified by their attributes.  Recently I have started using stone paper for my portraits, along with 2B, 2H, and HB pencils, creating a smoother, more intimate connection to the portrait. I am also exploring tinted charcoal paints. This shift has prompted me to reflect on how these elements—stone paper, lead pencils, and charcoal paint— forge a connection between a person, the earth, and the landscape

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Portraits

Ahmed M. Abul Ella with ‘Scribe’ hieroglyph

Karst recycled stone paper 240 gsm, 297 x 420 mm, 2B, 2H, and HB pencils and Permanent Rose watercolour paint and Diamine Onyx Black pen ink. June 2024.

Ysha De Donna with books

Aquarelle cold-pressed watercolour paper 300 gsm rough side, 297 x 420 mm, 2B, 2H, and HB pencils. May 2024.

Lorie Jones with Macbeth quote around neck

Aquarelle cold-pressed watercolour paper 300 gsm rough side, 297 x 420 mm, 2B, 2H, and HB pencils. March 2024.

Jon Cannon and The Church of St. Michael of the Rock, Brentor

Winsor and Newton Visual Diary paper, 110 gsm, 297 x 420 mm, 2B pencil and Winsor and Newton Artists' watercolour paints. February 2023.

Isa Celik and Encaustic Tile

Winsor and Newton Visual Diary paper, 110 gsm, 297 x 420 mm, 2B pencil and Winsor and Newton Artists' watercolour paints. February 2023.

Gillian Helfgott, three days before she died

Cass Art newsprint paper, 45 gsm, 297 x 420 mm, 2B pencil. August 2022.

Botanical Art

Pumpkin

Bockingford Aquarelle cold-pressed watercolour paper 300 gsm, 410 x 310 mm, Winsor and Newton Artists' watercolour paints. October 2023.

Pumpkin - tonal

Winsor and Newton Visual Diary paper, 110 gsm, 297 x 420 mm, 2B pencil. October 2023.

Calla Lily

Bockingford Aquarelle cold-pressed watercolour paper 300 gsm, 410 x 310 mm, Winsor and Newton Artists' watercolour paints. July 2023.

Calla Lily - tonal

Winsor and Newton Visual Diary paper, 110 gsm, 297 x 420 mm, 2B pencil. July 2023.

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Darrelyn Gunzburg at the Astrological Association conference in Wyboston Lakes, September 2019.