2020 has been a challenging year for most of us. I used to teach twice a week locally and create drawing and printing workshops for clients and students throughout the year, around the UK. Covid-19 has put paid to that… for now.

Drawing and painting have been my sanctuary through lock-down. My work gave me a focus when I felt overwhelmed, structure when there was none and peace and calm in a busy world of image and information overload.

And that’s why I’m passionate about getting people to draw. Because it isn’t just about making a mark on a piece of paper.

Drawing is about taking time for yourself to slow down and really observe something. To interrogate the subject, to capture it as only you can. To have a go, to laugh and learn, to feel interested and inspired. To solve problems and to fill time. To make connections with ideas and people and feelings. With a small sketchbook a pencil and an eraser you can capture anything, anywhere that will be unique and personal to you.

From Autumn 2020 I plan to take my teaching on-line so please check here or follow me on Facebook for updates and information.