I am excited by this new venture of SADstudiopublishing.art. The website will be home to all works on paper in various sizes and Ltd Edition prints. I have been busy in the studio over the last 24 months drawing and making work. Drawing is a fundamental part of my practice and this website will be a plaform to showcase the variety of works on paper I do.
The drawings I make in part are visual snapshots of a story I wish to communicate or a direct record of an observation. I obsessively make work daily usually in various moleskins I collect. My sketchbooks are a snapshot of my inner thoughts and frenetic mark making using one of many of my vintage dip pens and these are the foundation to ideas for a drawing or larger work. I use collage, paint. I draw with pencil, different types of graphite pencil, oilsticks, crayon, pens and the obligatory dip pen. I am always working on my line. A line. I am testing the pen and putting it through it’s paces seeing what it can do. But also exploring the diversity of the line and how I can use it in my work.
Drawing and writing with a traditional dip pen is both magical and extremely rewarding. I recently met a Dr of Medieval History who is studying at Cambridge University, and he told me how it was certain monks who had the role to write the information in the books. They were taught the art of calligraphy from young, and their sole purpose was to document information. I try and use traditional materials where ever possible including paper and parchment.