Fantasy

Skills: Pencil

I love to let my imagination run wild. These selected works span several decades. Empress Poppa, Lady of Elche and Treehouse were drawn back in the 80’s and 90’s for example.

HandshoundHandshound

A runaway puppet.

 

 

Empress-Poppea

Empress Poppea: 59.5 x 42 cm (A2)

Empress Poppea is contemplating her fate with a stunted flower bloom that she has pulled from the ground. The original drawing is privately owned. 50 limited edition lithographs are available.

Tree-HouseTreehouse: 59.5cm x 42 cm (A2)

The Tree house was drawn entirely from my imagination. It reminds me of my girlhood dream when I envied a secret meeting place, roosted away from grown-ups. As described in the Just William books by Richmal Compton. The Treehouse is privately owned.

Empress-Poppaea-artEmpress Poppea’s Head: 29.7 x 42 cm (A3)

There are conflicting accounts of Empress Poppea’s life. She and her unborn child certainly had a tragic death at the hands of her husband Emperor Nero. I admired a beautiful first century alabaster head of the Empress and wonder what really happened. In my drawing her face appears to be beautifully mutilated or perhaps alien? The original is privately owned.

Lady-of-ElcheLady of Elche: 29.7cm x 42 cm (A3)

This drawing evolved in the same way as Empress Poppea’s Head and begun as a sketch of a late sixth century BC marble head of Greco-Phoenician origin.

NestNest: 29.7cm x 42 cm (A3)

I’m staggered at how birds manage to expertly weave and anchor such carefully crafted and secure homes. During a recent heavy storm I decided to draw a bird nest.

love-life-pencil-drawingLove Life: 60 x 60 cm

I created a dense anatomical fusion from referencing etchings from an old medical book published in 1932. The original drawing is privately owned. 50 limited edition lithographs are available.

Organic-PalaceOrganic Palace

I see patterns in nature. I lose all sense of scale and imagine complex societies within earth, roots, stones and earth. This sense of imagining led to elaborate doodles that, with the fairy-tale towers of Moscow’s Kremlin, are represented in ‘Organic Palace’. The original drawing is privately owned. 50 limited edition lithographs are available.

Hooded-ToadstoolHooded Toadstool: 21 cm x 29.7 cm (A4)

This started off as a quick sketch of two hooded figures and it emerged into a toadstool.

 

SaluteSalute

Perhaps this is one of my more obviously feminist works.

 

 

Whistle-blowerWhistle-blower: 21 cm x 29.7 cm (A4)

By nature I’m a whistle-blower and it gets me into all sorts of trouble! My sentiments are expressed in this drawing as the whistle converges with a ball from a chain that’s shackled to the woman’s ankle.