Sketch for Fatima.
Pencil on Hahnemuhle Aquarelle mat paper 450 gsm
12” X 9”
I sat lounging cosily at the table, having just finished a mezze lunch opposite my equally comfortable lady. Chat comes easily in this temperate spring.
The cafe is one of many on this street in Istanbul. Each Al Fresco section pushing out onto the street limiting the car-traffic to an indignant crawl.
Taxi-drivers verbally battle their slow progress along the cobbled space with locals and tourists alike threading dangerously all around them.
The din is magical.
In a place where the eastern extreme of Europe meets the western end of Asia; Where the calls to prayer mix naturally with the insistent chatter of lightly clad tourists, the world...
I am first and foremost a Gemini. My feet are placed precariously in several camps and constantly and easily cross over many boundaries.
My working life spanned 3 decades and embraced 3 continents. Some of my time was spent in the British Royal Navy and much of it in the International Automotive Industry.
An Engineer and Designer is automatically a keen observer of life and human nature and from that I take much inspiration for my art.
I do not call myself just an artist but rather a purveyor, documenter and expositor of life, from which my art bleeds and sometimes gushes forth!
My skills and qualifications have been honed over decades, influenced by both current and long dead artists., Some of those with whom I...
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