Here we have two of Twickenham's famous Naked Ladies. They are part of a strange tableau in the gardens by the river, quite a surprise when you first come across them. There's a local beer named after them: twickenham-fine-ales.co.uk/regulars/
Drawn on the spot, on another cold day. It's a beautiful church, inside and out, a mix of medieval (the tower) and 18th century (the red brick nave).
That would be in Twickenham. Actually, it's on Eel Pie Island, and this is the view of it from the Twickenham shore.
This, I was told, is the top of a trawler, converted to a house. It was brought up the river, craned onto the island (see the crane, below) and is now someone's home.
At least that's what my children called it, because of the elaborate metalwork around the windows. The entrance under the house leads to a large basin with many boats moored in it. It was a freezing day in December when I drew this.
Here's another from the series of Eel Pie Island drawings. This is an old crane which, despite looking derelict, is still in regular use for lifting boats, engines ... whatever is needed.
This was a father and son fishing together, on a grey and dreary day in January. Mother, patiently hanging around waiting for them, liked the drawing so much she bought it.
Here are two drawings from the most powerful war memorial I know. It's at Hyde Park Corner, in London, where it stands surrounded by roaring traffic. It was designed by Charles Jagger, and was controversial in its day because it included a dead soldier hidden under his greatcoat.
This is a drawing done a couple of summers ago. It's a famous view of the Langdale Pikes, in the Lake District, seen from the shores of Elterwater.
Here's a pencil drawing of Perseus with the head of The Medusa. It's in the plaster casts gallery at the V&A, an extraordinary collection of famous and beautiful sculptures from all around Europe. This one is a bit gruesome, but it's striking how Perseus was portrayed as a fairly light-weight lad, rather the the muscle-bound super-heroes you some times see. The sculptor was Hubert Gerhard, who was Dutch, and lived in the late 16th/early 17th centuries.
This is a pencil drawing of one of the metopes - sculptures that decorated the Parthenon - in the British Museum. When drawing them you discover just how good their sculptors were.
I drew this some time ago, in the summer. It's the memorial to the Royal Marines, in The Mall, London.
Here's another from the Eel Pie Island series. It's of some old machinery, looking hopelessly neglected, but in fact still used. Not sure anyone knows what's in the red drum.
I was commissioned to draw a series of pictures of the island. It's a curious place, oddly out of step with the 21st century, and full of interest. Here's a view of the boatyard, one of the few still operating on the Thames.
I love to draw. I draw the area I live in, I draw London, and many other things.