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These drawings, completed between 2015 and 2018 are made with charcoal on thick, hot pressed paper that can withstand sanding and repeated erasure so that marks can be built up to create variety of tone, texture and movement.

Working in monochrome allows me to heighten patterns of light and shade that fall across roads and play on foliage and expanses of grass. I’m fascinated by the abstract shapes produced by areas of deep shadow, the gnarled limbs of trees and winding roadways distorted by perspective. It is these details that create a resonance with the viewer and perhaps convey some of the atmosphere and life of the places I draw.