April 3, 2019

My last day on Shetland was cold and wet. There was sleet and hail and it even started to snow as I boarded the ferry. I'm afraid I didn't go out on the deck to take a last photo of shetland. I sat in the warm, dry lounge instead.

 Aberdeen, at 7.00 in the morning was m...

March 29, 2019

I catch the ferry tomorrow evening. This week has been cold and grey and wet and very windy. It’s difficult to draw when the wind tears at the paper and ruffles and flips the drawing book over. Next time, heavy duty elastic bands to hold the page down, I think. 

And ye...

March 21, 2019

is the line where the sea touches the sky then there are few horizons in Shetland. The convoluted, serpentine coastline hides the horizon behind islands, inlets, cliff and hills. Even where the land drops away into the Atlantic or the North Sea the horizon disappears b...

March 13, 2019

of drops of water. 

They seem to stay still but, in fact, the water droplets constantly fall down wards towards the earth.

Waves travel not over but through water. The water circles beneath the wave and is left behind as the wave travels on towards the shore.

What seem...

March 8, 2019

and my first sight of Shetland was in the rain too.

But since then the weather for about half the day has been beautiful. Blue skies, no wind and no wild seas either. Even when the rain starts it’s not dramatic, just wet. It’s sleeting at the moment and stronger winds a...

May 14, 2018

Really not sure about this or where it's going at all. I thought I'd come to draw the sea but the shape of the land, the way it curves into itself and rises up like a wave about to break, is like the sea, like frozen waves and I'm overwhelmed by what I'm seeing.

May 13, 2018

I'd imagined that I'd spend a lot office drawing the sea but it's the landscape that's so amazing. The hills and valleys fold around each other like frozen waves. the land itself is like a sea, like the wings of a dead gull on the water.


And the first sight of Shetland the next morning, looking like a long dragon lying in the sea.  


April 27, 2018

Drawn Together. – a collaboration between Coast Lines and Voluntary Arts Wales

The largest drawing project in wales is taking place this summer and you can be a part of it. 

It doesn’t matter if you think you can’t draw or even if you’ve never drawn before. We want every...

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