Monday, 28 July 2014

Porlock Weir

"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."

(John Singer Sargent)

"Beauty in art is truth bathed in an impression received from Nature."


Monday, 7 July 2014


"First and formost upon the shore descending southwards, Tenby, a proper fine towne well governed by a major, and strongly walled toward the land, looketh down into the sea from a drie cliffe, very famous for its commodious road for ships, and abundance also of fish there taken..."

(William Camden 1610)

"Before we quitted the coast, we saw Tenbigh, the most agreeable town on all of the sea coast of South Wales, except Pembroke, being a very good road for shipping and well frequented."

(Daniel Defoe)

Monday, 30 June 2014

Booth Museum Brighton

"Life is pleasant, death is peaceful. Its the transition thats troublesome."

(Isaac Asimov)

"If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."

(Steve Jobs)

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Booth Museum Brighton

"I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre. I have copied everything in drawing, trying to understand."

(Alberto Giacometti)

"A drawing is an autobiographical record of ones discovery of an event, either seen, remembered or imagined. A 'finished' work in an attempt to construct an event in itself."

(John Berger)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014


"Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still, until your eyes hurt."

(David Hockney)

"To do a drawing for a painting most often means doing something very sketchy and schematic and then later making it polished."

(Jasper Johns)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


"Realise that a drawing is not a copy. It is a construction in very different materials. A drawing is an invention."

(Robert Henri) 

"Sketching is a continuing source of learning rather than a string of performances."

(Paul Larseau)

Monday, 26 May 2014

The Glasgow School of Art

"one of the greatest achievements of all time, comparable in scale and majesty to Michelangelo."

(Robert Venturi)

The Glasgow School of Art is the only art school in the world where the building is worthy of the subject."

(Professor Christopher Frayling)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

A field in Hampshire

Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers,"grow, grow."

(The Talmud)

"Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself."

(Zen Proverb)