drawings


2007–2011
Rock walk, 2011, ink on newspaper

Rock walk, 2011, ink on newspaper

Nail House, 2011, ink on newspaper

Nail House, 2011, ink on newspaper

Arrangement 1, 2011, ink on newspaper

Arrangement 1, 2011, ink on newspaper

Arrangement 1, Same old kick, 2010, ink on newspaper

Arrangement 1, Same old kick, 2010, ink on newspaper

Arrangement 1, Same old kick, detail, 2010, ink on newspaper

Arrangement 1, Same old kick, detail, 2010, ink on newspaper

Arrangement 1, Things we all do, 2010, ink on newspaper

Arrangement 1, Things we all do, 2010, ink on newspaper

Raise your eyes, 2009, three works in studio

Raise your eyes, 2009, three works in studio

Raise your eyes, detail, 2009

Raise your eyes, detail, 2009

Certain colour obliterate my will power, 2009, ink on newspaper with paper cut outs of pens and collage

Certain colour obliterate my will power, 2009, ink on newspaper with paper cut outs of pens and collage

Certain colour obliterate my will power, 2009, ink on newspaper with paper cut outs of pens and collage

Certain colour obliterate my will power, 2009, ink on newspaper with paper cut outs of pens and collage

Swimmers, 2009, ink on newspaper, apples

Swimmers, 2009, ink on newspaper, apples

Swimmers, 2009, ink on newspaper

Swimmers, 2009, ink on newspaper

Will go underground, 2010, ink on newspaper

Will go underground, 2010, ink on newspaper

Dreampit, 2010, ink on newspaper

Dreampit, 2010, ink on newspaper

Untitled, 2010, ink on newspaper

Untitled, 2010, ink on newspaper

Untitled, detail, 2010

Untitled, detail, 2010

I still had sand in my shoes, 2009, ink on newspaper

I still had sand in my shoes, 2009, ink on newspaper

Surrounded they took off, 2009, ink on newspaper

Surrounded they took off, 2009, ink on newspaper

Surrounded they took off, 2008, ink on magazine

Surrounded they took off, 2008, ink on magazine

It started when I was bored; stuck in the space you occupy when staying at someone else’s house after a late night and a train ticket booked for later that evening. After the paper has been read from cover to cover the sitting around continues and a biro provides some amusement.

By now I have spent hours moving my hand over a piece of paper making minute marks, pointless decisions, getting cold, making dots and dashes, unnecessary crinkles, particles and sheen. Pen, pencil, gel pen, ink and silk-screen printing are used to build layers of colour on top of photos printed in newspapers and magazines.

I systematically collect particular publications, flick through magazines when visiting friends and family and grab leftovers when travelling on the train. It isn’t enough and I’m looking for collaborations with individuals and libraries across the world.

Drawings have recently been shown in, ‘Memory of a Hope’, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool and ‘The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010’, London and touring.

The project has been supported by the Oppenhein-John Downes Memorial Fund.