With Art Red Hill done and dusted for another year, I’ve spend the past week doing a lot of drawing, the brief mainly being to go back to basics (pencil and paper) and begin to explore ideas and subjects that have been hovering in the back of my mind. I’m developing a bit of a fixation with texture and how to recreate that with various mediums. My love affair with tone rages on.
I draw my inspiration from lots of places, but mainly books, art and music. A bit of a bower bird, here is just a small fraction of the crazy wall that blooms above my desk, featuring sketches, posters, postcards, photographs and quotes.
When the images become so familiar to me as to become wallpaper, I take it all down and start over. It’s nice to have somewhere to keep those clippings you just can’t bring yourself to throw away. There might be an idea in there somewhere. I’ll keep the ultramarine blue painting my son made at school though - that colour won’t leave me alone.