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For me, drawing is multifaceted. One aspect of its nature is its capacity in the work of making - complex, challenging, with interesting problems to solve. There is a compelling relationship between research and ideas and the sensory, tactile action of drawing, to uncover new and unexpected responses and conversations. It has been such a joy to visit and experience new places this month, for inspiration and to gather material, and I'm looking forward to discover what this will bring!


Another aspect is drawing's fundamental, universal and accessible nature to make connections with ourselves and others. Through the handling of material, drawing opens up multiple positive responses, from the energy and ideas gained by allowing our minds to switch off, doing something creative, to bringing a sense of calm that is essential for wellbeing. I'm passionate about the benefits of drawing and I'm keen to share these positive aspects through DRAWING SESSIONS.



I have been drawing throughout my life, with specific focus on examining the nature of drawing over the past ten years or so. While often challenging, drawing is fundamental in many ways, including for wellbeing and this has felt even more essential recently. With this in mind, over recent weeks I have been developing and running drawing sessions to share my passion for drawing through simple approaches designed to open up drawing for all.


Starting in April, a new session Drawing Together will run on a twice monthly basis, online on Wednesdays. With an introduction to benefits of drawing, these sessions are designed to inspire and encourage you to discover how to draw your way. For more details, see DRAWING SESSIONS.



Working with light from my home studio documented during Lockdown 1, I produced the installation, 'Together Apart', a video projection onto my home studio window this month for #lockdownandlight.


In a third lockdown, this online project, developed by artists David Campbell Baldry and Jane Watt, celebrated light installations made by artists in their homes over the last weekend in January. For more, see @lockdownandlight.