Self-portrait in yellow, 2017. Ink and gouache on paper. 21cm x 16.8cm
His drawings are recollections, delineations of memory. They are narrative; stories made up of time and observation; comprising layers and line, detail upon detail. The marks define volume, describing density, texture and light, intertwining and holding form together like the sewn thread of a garment, or like contour lines on a map. They are the transference of knowledge gained over time; evidence of space and terrain walked and experienced, triggering memory, stopping and looking again.
The Hepworth, Wakefield. Photograph © Petra McCarthy
Orcadians: Seven Impromptus, Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, 2016. Photograph © Howard Ramsay
Orcadians: Seven Impromptus, Byre Theatre, St Andrews, Scotland, UK. As part of the StAnza Poetry Festival
My work is represented in public and private collections most notably the collaborative work with Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan in the Collection Maurizio Morra Greco, Naples, Italy, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Rhode Island, USA and the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA.