Observational drawing is at the heart of my work. And so it is inevitable that live drawing and reportage appear in my portfolio and influence my mark making and studio work.
I love to go out and about, attend events, fashion shows and theatre performances as well as taking a sketchbook to the beach, cafes and other random locations to observe and record what I see. I always carry a moleskin sketchbook or watercolour book, a black drawing fountain pen, 7b pencils and watercolours in some form - ink blocks, pencils or paints.
On Thursday 4 August I was lucky enough to be visiting artist during rehearsals with dance company Panta Rei at Pavilion Dance South West.
The Norway based company are currently working on a new production entitles 'Promise of departure' in collaboration with British dance maker Rachel Erdos. It was great to sit in, observe and draw the dancers as they rehearsed, discussed and reworked the first half of the piece. Here are a few of the more interesting images of the day.
On Thursday 11 August I'll be visiting Neon Dance to do exactly the same thing. Can't wait!!