“We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves.”
My exploratory drawings of the Radcliffe Camera between 2007 and 2010 were central to my progression in the practice of ‘seeing’ and ‘drawing’. The pure form, the simple rhythm of spaces between doors and windows, and the disappearing curves are a joy to draw. It was over this period of industrious drawing that I consolidated both my style and manner of working.
In 2008 I undertook a series of sixty drawings of 'Oxford Icons' for the Old Parsonage Hotel. The pieces were developed over a period of nine months and each was created in situ. My technique was essentially concerned with having a lightness of touch, born out of working intuitively and to a relaxed gentle rhythm. I drew on an old wooden easel and stored it in Exeter College, emerging each day rather awkwardly through the small entrance to the street.