Late Male

My phone pinged with a message. I expected it to be a friend, checking in after David’s funeral. ‘Hello Lauren. You think you’ve got away with it, don’t you?’ It was David, but it couldn’t be, we’d just cremated him. Someone had hacked his account. ‘Who is this?’ ‘Did you really think you could murderContinue reading “Late Male”

The Girl outside the Odeon Cinema

An illustration of an Odeon cinema with a girl waiting for a friend outside. This actual building still exists but sadly is no longer a cinema. The period I chose is the mid 1960s so the four advertising posters outside the cinema are all from around that period, being: Marnie, My Fair Lady, Breakfast atContinue reading “The Girl outside the Odeon Cinema”

Times Past

Soft summer rains falls on warm grey roads. The black stains fade as the heat evaporates the water and the smell of softened tarmac dominates his senses. He wrinkles his nose, puzzled by why he is there. “Do you want a drink Peter?” He doesn’t know the woman who is talking to him. He doesn’tContinue reading “Times Past”

Porlock Harbour, Exmoor

This drawing of Porlock Harbour in Somerset, England was made only with coloured pencils. It was a fairly large scale piece of work and is offered as a reproduction in three different sizes. The small detail sections below show the technique of over-layering pencils to create a depth of colour not usually associate with thisContinue reading “Porlock Harbour, Exmoor”

La Joie du Vélo (the joy of cycling)

We see more and more cyclists on the road and more and more lycra. At one time fashion demonstrated by cyclists on holiday might have been less comfortable, but was certainly more elegant. A cycling holiday passing through the Valley of Rocks would have been just as enjoyable and, I suspect, the lower speeds wouldContinue reading “La Joie du Vélo (the joy of cycling)”

Saunton Sands, North Devon

The inspiration for this poster comes from an old 35mm slide taken at Saunton Sands in the early 1980s. The emulsion on the film had deteriorated by the time I rediscovered it and a high res scan, minus a few retouched scratches, developed into this ethereal image of a couple on an otherwise relatively desertedContinue reading “Saunton Sands, North Devon”