EDINBURGH AIRPORT Art Wall and Gallery [Airside]
SSAA Scottish Society of Architect Artists, Winter Show, Rutland Square, EDINBURGH
Scottish Drawing Competition. Paisley Art Institute, Art Gallery and Museum, PAISLEY
XX Esposizione Internazionale, Sala Birolli, Ex Macello, VERONA
SSAA McLaurin Galleries, Rozelle Park, AYR
Ligne et Couleur, 'Ombres et Lumieres' Exhibition, Mairie du 6th Arrondisment, PARIS
'Urban Limits' , Associazione Architetti Artisti, ITALY
SSAA Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, STIRLING
It seems to me that the opportunity to take time to look, and look again, at buildings, patterns of life, and dynamics of fabulous places such as Rome, Paris or Edinburgh is a real privilege. Even more so when the somewhat solitary act of rough sketching becomes a social encounter or the drawing is enjoyed, exhibitted or even purchased by others. Conversations have been enjoyed in Norway, Denmark, Italy, Germany, Holland and France with minimum language but generous gestures.
My original sketches are drawn using Staedler Pigment Ink pens, which are chosen for lightfast and waterproof qualities and ease of use in the open air. Whenever possible sketches are drawn on Fabriano 220 gsm smooth paper, or equivalent.